Monthly Archives: June 2014

Petrarch

Francesco Petrarca or Petrarch as he is commonly anglicized, lived from 1304 to 1374. Petrarch embodied many ideas that are commonly associated with the Renaissance. When he was a young man his father insisted that he should study law. Petrarch … Continue reading

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Ideas of the Renaissance

From the 14th to the 17th century, Europe underwent an incredible cultural change known as the Renaissance. During this time numerous people developed an interest in the ancient era, specifically manuscripts and artwork. Moreover, individuals gained an interest in the … Continue reading

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John Wycliffe

John Wycliffe was a prominent figure in the early fourteenth century. He lived from 1320 until he suffered from a stroke and died as the year 1384 came to a close. He was a priest and a professor at Oxford … Continue reading

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