To do: Add this to your reading list.
Renaissance Magazine got its start in 1994 when its creator, Lady Kimberly of Sherburne Isle, was having trouble finding resources for her Renaissance wedding. It was then that she decided the world needed a magazine dedicated to all things Renaissance. The first issue appeared in January 1996, and this January marks the magazine’s 76th issue.
This month’s issue features Shawnie Kelley’s article on the Feast of Fools, a medieval post-Christmas holiday celebrating January debauchery. Other highlights from this month’s issue include Jacob Stutsman’s fascinating article on medieval astrology, Cass Morris’ description of the scandalous flirtations of Elizabeth Tudor (the future Virgin Queen) and Thomas Seymour, and Dionne Obeso’s "How to Fit a Renaissance Bodice," a must-read for any fairgoer considering a costume.
Renaissance Magazine is a unique resource for Renaissance Faire enthusiasts or anyone who wants to learn more about this fascinating time period and the contemporary subcultures surrounding it. And don’t forget to test your knowledge with the Renaissance themed crossword on the last page!