Saturday, July 27, 2013
In Britain, scientists studying a 400-year-old hoard of jewelry have found that Elizabethan craftsmen developed advanced manufacturing technology that could match that of the 21st century. A team from Birmingham City University analyzed the craftwork of the famous “Cheapside Hoard,” the world's largest collection of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewelry, discovered in a London cellar in 1912. Among the historic find is a watch that dates back to the 1600s and is so technologically advanced it has been described as the "iPod of its day."
Thursday, July 25, 2013
In 1086, Mortlake is Recorded in The Doomsday Book
The Doomsday Book
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Theatrum Mundi Releases The Eyes of the Realm
The Eyes of the Realm is a rock opera about the original 007, a man named John Dee, who oversaw England's first spy network for Queen Elizabeth I. Our story begins in 1597, when England and Spain are vying for world domination. The Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition is searching for an ancient Greek device that is rumored to predict the future. John Dee sends his best spies, the assassin Oswan and the beautiful thief Viana, deep undercover in the Inquisition in order to find it first. But they share a secret past and must reconcile their feelings for each other while facing the horrors of the Tribunal dungeons.
Theatrum Mundi first formed in 1991 when the trio of Michael Ray Gould, Li'Anne Drysdale, and Todd Easton self-released an limited run of an album of symphonic metal in Springfield, Missouri. Their idea was to combine the symphonic rock of Renaissance and early Moody Blues with the metal of Queensryche. Years later, after hearing the music of Nightwish and Evanescence they realized they had been part of a musical zeitgeist, and decided to reform the band with new players. Purchase the Eyes of the Realm.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Welcome to my new blog about Elizabethan-era punk. I am fascinated with just about everything from the mid-to-late 1500s. Just think about what was happening at the time in:
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- Music - opera was first performed in Florence, Italy.
- Science - the scientific method was being developed by Francis Bacon, the earth was shown to go around the sun, among other things.
- Technology - the galleon was perfected, allowing for much longer ocean voyages, the first prototype telescope was invented.
- Politics & Government - the Spanish Inquisition and the design of the British Empire!
- Fashion - ruffs!
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