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Scandal At the Palace!

Princess Elizabeth having a secret

affair with Step-mother’s husband?!

Our insider has reported that

behind closed door, giggling

and romping could be heard

in the bed chambers of Princess

Elizabeth while Mr.

Thomas Seymour was present.

Thomas Seymour, married

to Katherine Parr (Queen

Dowager and stepmother to

Elizabeth), is said to have immediately

befriended the

young princess. Elizabeth has

denied all allegations of the

affair, but things have started to go too far. Elizabeth has recently left

the home of Katherine Parr, and rumor has it that she was sent away for

her own protection. Our insider specified that neither Katherine nor

Elizabeth feel comfortable with Seymour’s actions, and have taken precautionary

measures to ensure Elizabeth’s safety. Despite the scandal,

Katherine and Elizabeth’s relation remains strong. “Katherine treats

Elizabeth as her own daughter. No scandal could shake their bond.” A

servant of the household tells us. As for Thomas Seymour, he has plenty

of issues on his plate. On top of the scandal, he has recently been accused

of high treason. Details of the accusations are suspected to come

out soon.


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Have you always wanted

one of the beautiful portraits

hanging in your

friends’ and family members’

homes?

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provides stunning detail

to make a grand and

memorable piece of art

that will last years to

come.

What’s next?

Life After the

Printing Press

The printing

press has changed

what life is today.

For once, all social

classes have an equal

opportunity to learn

and expand their

knowledge from

books produced by

the printing press.

This effect has not

only made it easier

for people today to

expand their

knowledge but it also

influenced people

to start to read and

learn since they had

the opportunity too.

Another positive effect

has been the

distribution of information

and ideas.

Information can be

spread much easier

and faster, which

this is seen through

out cities. When we

think back and see

how the printing

press has affected society

today in such little time,

you must wonder what is

next? I predict there is

something that we can

share any information on

where the people can read

and write back almost imminently.

The future holds

many things, which the society

should be ready to

discover.


Sports Highlights of the

Week

It is official, the French Jousting

Open champion of 1578 goes to Christophe

Gusto, one of France’s most courageous and

noble knights. Gusto is young, just nineteen

years of age, and looks to be a promising

knight. Before the tournament started, King

Henry III of France had this to say, “My advisors

have told me of Gusto’s strength,

technique and intelligence as a knight, making

his victory none of a surprise to me.” On

his way to victory, Gusto had to endure four

straight days of brutal fighting, cold weather,

and even the flu. To seal the victory,

Gusto had to defeat four time champion,

Ethan Williams of England. Williams has

four championships under his belt, and a

victory against Christophe Gust would have

been his fifth. It is unknown if thirty-one

year old Williams will return next year.

While interviewing Gusto, he had this to say

about Ethan Williams, “I have so much respect

for him, he’s a guy I’ve been watching

since I was ten years old. To get my first

championship victory against him is unbelievable.

After the battle he found me

amongst the crowd and told me he was

proud of me and that the sky was the limit. I

would be honored if I could one day be as

great as him,” Gusto went on to say, “This is

just an amazing feeling, it probably won’t

seem real until I wake up tomorrow morning.”

Gusto is the youngest man ever the

win the French Jousting Open, and the

smallest one too. Standing at just five foot

seven inches, Gusto is small to be a jouster,

but he packs a punch, weighing in at twohundred

pounds he is very difficult to knock

off his horse. It seems as though France may

have found their knight of the future.

During the Renaissance period, Jousting

was a very popular event. Jousting is

when two people sit on horse facing each

other approximately one-hundred feet apart.

They then charge at each other with blunted

lances and attempt to nock each other off

their horses. This sport was very popular for

knights when they weren’t in active battle.

Jousting allowed knights to show off their

skill, balance and strength as a knight, while

also keeping them in good physical shape.

Usually, knights who jousted only did so in

their younger years up until their midthirties.

Eventually, as knights became less

important in combat, jousting was more of a

recreational sport for the public to enjoy. A

seating ring was set up around the jousting

area and fans would gather in the hundreds

to watch. Other sports during the Renaissance

were Tennis, early forms of Soccer,

and Archery, none of which were as popular

as Jousting.


Where’s Evil Waldo?

Can you find him?

Printing Press

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Perspective—

A Growing Artistic Trend

Recently, Leonardo di

Vinci defined natural perspective

as a series of dis-

torted projections that

needs to be integrated

over time in a representa-

tion in the brain as the

eye moves around the

scene. Artists have begun

to use this concept in

their works in an attempt

to make their paintings

look three dimensional.

The effect – a realistic feel

while looking into the

painting. A key step in

achieving perspective, is

the rule that all horizontal

lines must connect

back to a key point in the

painting. That point is the

vanishing point, where

the distance is too great

for the eyes to see. One of

the first examples of per-

spective that we’ve seen

is Giotto’s painting:

‘Jesus Before the Caïf’.

Ever since, perspective

has grown increasingly

popular. While it is suspected

that perspective

art came from ancient

Greece, none of the paint-

ings survived. The first

piece of perspective art

that paved the way to the

Renaissance trend was

from Rome. We suspect

that we’ll see a lot more

of this trend in the future!


Question and

Answer with

Leonardo da

Vinci

We interviewed Leonardo da

Vinci on April 20, 1515, just

five days after his 64 th birthday.

Q: Leonardo, you are now a

very recognized man across

Europe, do you consider

yourself to be an ideal Renaissance

man?

A: To be ideal you must be

perfect, but I do try to model

myself after ‘the ideal Renaissance

man,’ and live by good

life values and always try and

gain knowledge, I believe intelligence

leads to a better life.

Q: Makes sense, what do you

believe can lead a man to be

more intelligent?

A: Many things, as long as you

study many things and focus

on them it doesn’t matter what

you study. You have to try and

master what you study.

Q: I see, and what do you

like to focus on most to expand

your knowledge?

A: There are many things;; I

like all the things that I study, I

enjoy paining, it clears my

mind, but many people paint,

such as Michelangelo and

Raphael, and I hate to compete

with anyone but myself. I

would have to say that I love

to study science and architecture,

it fascinates me.

Q: Okay, well than what is

your favorite piece of work?


A: Everything I create has a

bitter sweet feeling, when I am

done I am proud, but I always

feel like I could have done better.

Q: Is that why you never finished

St. Jerome in the Wilderness

in 1840?

A: It is possible.

Q: Very well, well if you had

to choose one that you are

most proud of, which would

it be?

A: If I had to choose? Well I

believe my visions of flying

machines reflect my best work,

though none of them were ever

tested because they were believed

to be impossible. This is

similar to the bridge I designed

to span the mouth of Bosporus,

though Sultan Beyzeid rejected

the project, deeming it impossible.

Q: I’m very sorry about

that… What about the Mona

Lisa, what is all the hype

about?

A: The Mona Lisa, many people

have asked me that, let me

tell you this, some things are

better left a mystery. But if you

can figure that mystery out you

will be a very wise man.

Q: I understand. Well Leonardo,

thank you for your

time, I wish you the best

throughout the rest of your

life, I’m sure you’ll leave a

lasting impact on people for

a long time.

A: Thank you, and it was my

pleasure.


What’s New in Fashion?

This season in northern Europe

it’s all about distorting the natu-

ral figure by padding sleeves,

doublets, and stockings. Italy is

following the trend lightly but is

sticking to more medieval influ-

enced styles. Colors this year are

strong, often dark colors. One

trend that you can spot becoming

more popular is women wear-

ing the low-crowned hat in the

same fashion as the men are.

Other trends that have been

catching on include, heavy mate-

rials, large sleeves, large hip

clothing, and wide-toed shoes.


How to be

a Good

Prince

There were many keys

to being a good prince dur-­‐

ing the Renaissance. The first

key to becoming a good

prince is invading and con-­‐

quering surrounding areas. If

you do this you will prove to

the people that you care

about the kingdom and the

best interest of it. Conquer-­‐

ing surrounding areas will al-­‐

so lead people to feel safe.

The next key to being a good

price is never le�ng the gov-­‐

ernment think they can

choose a safe path of doing

things. Once this happens,

they will quite planning for

mistakes, and when mistakes

come people will blame you.

The next key to being a fa-­‐

vorable prince is being a pa-­‐

tron of the arts, and honor-­‐

ing the ar�sts of your king-­‐

dom. Once you do this, peo-­‐

ple will believe you want

them to succeed and further

like you. Finally, you must

hold public events and fes�-­‐

vals for this people to enjoy.

An example is jous�ng tour-­‐

naments where all people

can gather and have fun. If

you can do all of these things

right, you would have surly

been a likable price during

the Renaissance.


Perfumes to Try Today

Hungary Water: a distillation of

rosemary, rosewater, orange

flower water, verbena, and mint

Roseated Oil: Olive oil in which

has been infused rose petals, vio-

lets, patchouli, and chamomile

Distilled damask rose and

frankincense

Eau-de-Cologne: alcohol

based perfume with rose-

mary and bergamot


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