Renaissance Period

Renaissance Period

A Lesson by QueenBee2

This will cover the Renaissance Period.


The Renaissance (UK: /rɪˈneɪsəns/ rin-AY-sənss, US: /ˈrɛnəsɑːns/ (About this sound listen) REN-ə-sahnss)[1][a] is a period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity and covering the 15th and 16th centuries, characterized by an effort to revive and surpass ideas and achievements of classical antiquity. It occurred after the Crisis of the Late Middle Ages and was associated with great social change. In addition to the standard periodization, proponents of a "long Renaissance" may put its beginning in the 14th century and its end in the 17th century.

What Monarch ruled during The Renaissance Period:
Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella of Castile laid the foundation for an immense empire by uniting several independent provinces. In the sixteenth century, during the reign of King Charles I (Holy Roman Emperor Charles V),

The Renaissance monarchs, such as Charles V (reigned 1519–56), Francis I (1515–47), and Elizabeth I (1558–1603), unified their realms and strengthened their bureaucracies.

Henry VIII: Renaissance Prince. Renaissance ideas became dominant in England in the 1530s, during the reign of King Henry VIII. Henry is now considered the true English Renaissance prince.
Louis XIV, called the Sun King, who ruled France from 1643 to 1715
The Six Wives of King Henry VIII (1509-1547)
Katherine of Aragon
Queen Anne Boleyn
Lady Jane Seymour
Princess Anne of Cleves
Lady Katherine Howard
Lady Katherine Parr


House of Valois 
King Francis of I of France
Queen Claude of France
King Henry II of France
Queen Katherine of Medici
King Francis II of France
King Charles IX of France
King Henry III of France 

House of Bourbon
King Henry IV of France
Marie de Medici
King Louis XIII of France
Queen Anne of Austria 
King Louis XIV of France
Maria Theresa of Spain

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