The statesman, orator, and general Pericles of Athens ushered in an Athenian renaissance. A complex man, he presided over an important period in Greek history where the Athenian military as well as arts and culture flourished. Despite dying of the plague in 429 BCE, he left behind an incredible legacy that produced a lasting effect on history.
The Empress Matilda was an intelligent, powerful women who sought to assume her inheritance as queen of England. She became embroiled with her cousin Stephen in a period of civil war known as the Anarchy.
Learn a little more about one of the most prominent women of the Italian Renaissance: Isabella d’Este! Wielding her power and influence, she inspired artists, influenced society, and changed history.
In the first post of my new series “History Bytes”, I offer readers a short blurb about this most infamous English monarch alongside some basic biographical facts and resources for additional reading and research.