period: Renaissance Europe

Period makeups: Renaissance Europe

The Renaissance is a period in European history seen as a bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history. It started as a cultural movement in Italy in the Late Medieval period and later spread to the rest of Europe by the beginning of the sixteenth century, marking the beginning of the Early Modern Age.

As well as being the time of Leonardo da Vinci it was also the time of the Medici, the Borgia, the Tudors, the Reformation, the Wars of Religion including the Peasants’ War in Germany and the French Wars of Religion, and the beginning of the Counter-Reformation.