Issue 112 – Sep 2017

In our Castle Lore issue, our scribes explore a variety of historic European castles in Spain, England, Scotland, and Germany.  Among those explored were Real Alcazar, Doune Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Drei Gleichen, and many, many others!
We also bring you tales of the Louisiana Renaissance Festival.  LARF has been extending its hospitality to locals and travellers alike for 17 years, and we have numerous photos and stories about it to share with you!
We hope you enjoy the above as well as the traditional array of comedy, history and quirky columns that each issue offers!

Issue 111 – Jul 2017

What’s in Issue #111?

Learn about Francois Villon, a poet and a criminal who wandered 15th century France living a life of mystery and mayhem.

Wax seals were a staple of medieval correspondence and law. Learn about the history of these emblems of commerce, love, and power!

Read the follow up piece to April Knyghts article on period instruments and learn about how she and other modern musicians use recreations of these instruments in their music!

(…and much more, but we don’t want to spoil the issue!)

Issue 110 – May 2017

Press “Rewind”, sit back, and enjoy a good read about Medieval Music in Renaissance Magazine’s Music Issue!

Bands, History, and More!

Ever wanted to know more about the bands you see and hear both live on stage and via our music players.  Learn history behind the Merry Wives of Windsor.  Go in depth with articles on popular groups Cantiga, Pictus, Saxon Moon, Tartanic, and Wine and Alchemy.  Chat with dulcimer player Vince Conway.

Then, once you’ve read up on current Medieval and Renaissance music, dive into the history to learn about Period Instruments, including a discussion of those found on the wreckage of the Mary Rose.  Of course, learning about the music wouldn’t be complete without a sampling of music creators such as the Women Musicians in Tudor England and the Wartburg Minstrels.

To round out your read, we’ve added in articles that will take you to exotic Budapest, show you an exhibit on Venice, give you some camping tips, a recipe to nosh on, and three bardic offerings to stimulate your brain.

Come join us as we dive into the past with Renaissance Magazine!

Issue 109 – Mar 2017

A magical moment as Renaissance Magazine returns, once again bringing the history of the medieval and Renaissance eras to your doorstep.

New Articles on “Old Stuff”!

Ever wonder how kids visiting medieval Sherwood Forest might have lived?  Your children can find out by visiting the Sherwood Forest Summer Camp.

Want to up your garb-game?  Read up on how to Dress Like a Lady in the 14th and 15th centuries and check out how to Make a Petticoat.  Are you a fighter?  Surprise everyone with your knowledge of the Knights! Exhibit at Worcester Museum or the history of Cloth Armor.

Of course, we’ve got information that will surprise your friends and make great dinner conversation over your Apple Cherry Hazelnut Crumble.  I’m sure they’ve heard of the Irish potato famine, but you can wow them with the history of how the Potato Came to France.  Or reference your current job to Medieval Guilds.

Find out about Mummers, read an interview with Candice Knight, and go On the Road with Chaste Treasure.

Combine all of this with items of interest, cartoons, music and book reviews, and you can see that Renaissance Magazine has returned!

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