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Artists in the Renaissalice, inspired by classical examples, began to try and put people at the centre of their work - and to portray people and nature realistically rather than as religious symbols. • In the 1400s brilliant artists like Donatello created startlingly realistic paintings and sculptures. • The three greatest artists of the Renaissance were Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. • The Renaissance saw some of the world's greatest artistic and architectural masterpieces being created in Italian cities such as Florence and Padua.
Henry VI was murdered. • When Edward IV died in 1483, his son Edward V was still a boy. When young, Edward and his brother vanished probably murdered in the Tower of London - and their uncle Richard II] seized the throne. • Richard III made enemies among the Yorkists, who sided with Lancastrian Henry Tudor. Richard II] was killed at Bosworth Field on 22 August 1485. Henry Tudor became Henry V] I and married Elizabeth of York to end the wars. • ••••••••••••••••••• .. lkcspcnrc'5 pll7y, Richard III.
III /0 gal/em the reg 10 II. FASCINATING FACT When Spaniards got off their horses, the Incas thought they were beasts splitting in two. 63 Shoguns and 64 • samura~ • In the 12th century, the civilized Japanese Fujiwara rulers were replaced by powerful warrior clans from country areas notably the Taira and Minamoto. • In 1185, the Minamoto Yoritomo crushed the Taira clan and made himself ruler of Japan as sei-i-daishogun, which means 'barbarian conquering great general'. • Warrior shoguns ruled Japan until the mid-1800s.
1000 Facts on Modern History by John Farndon