Donatello Italian sculptor

DONATELLO (diminutive of Donato) (c. 1386-1466), Italian sculptor, was the son of Niccolo di Betto Bardi, a member of the Florentine Wool Combers’ Guild, and was born in Florence probably in 1386. The date is conjectural, since the scanty contemporary records of Donatello’s life are contradictory, the earliest documentary reference to the master bearing the … Read more Donatello Italian sculptor

Princesses in the Middle Ages

The life of medieval princesses is somewhat romanticized in contemporary thought giving the impression of fairy tales and castles.  However, the women of the Middle Ages who became princesses and queens had complex lives filled with politics, public opinion, and societal pressures. The Middle Ages were a time very much dominated by men, but a … Read more Princesses in the Middle Ages