Kelsi Alonso


Good morning.=Good morrow.

Good afternoon.=Good day.

I’ll see you later.=I shall see you anon.

How are you?=How now?

Please…=Prithee or Pray…

Thank you.=Grammercy.

Hello, nice to see you!=Hail and well met!

What time is it?=How stands the hour?

Where are the restrooms?=Whither be the privies?

What is your name?=What be thy tide?

Please wait on me!=Prithee, attend me!

I'm thirsty.=I be parched.

Goodbye, I gotta go!=Fare thee well; I must away


The Renaissance may be vivid in the mind's eye - in images of human figures sculpted in the round, or in scenes painted with a profound and moving realism. But as a concept it is a slippery customer.

The word is French for 'rebirth'. Historians first use it (from about 1840) for the period from the 14th to the 16th century, implying a rediscovery of rational civilization (exemplified by Greece and Rome) after the medieval centuries - seen as superstitious and artistically primitive. The term 'Middle Ages', also coined by historians, makes the same point in a different way - defining the medieval period merely as the gap between classical and modern civilization.

The first problem with this scenario is that the Middle Ages have a vivid cultural identity of their own, different from the classical pattern but not necessarily inferior. And the later medieval centuries, in particular the 12th and 13th, are unmistakably civilization .


The average person during the Renaissance was a peasant. Peasants would eat soup or mush for food for just about every meal. They would also generally have some black bread. The soup would have been made of scraps of food, usually vegetables such as carrots or sometimes eggs.


Known as the Renaissance, the period immediately following the Middle Ages in Europe saw a great revival of interest in the classical learning and values of ancient Greece and Rome.


Renaissance architecture is the architectureof the period between the early 15th and early 17th centuries in different regions of Europe, demonstrating a conscious revival and development of certain elements of ancient Greek and Roman thought and material culture


“A man’s house is his castle.” This quote is true because even though a house may not come off as a “castle” it still is a man’s castle because that is where he feels in charge. Even in the Tudor Age, this was still true, and many buildings are still standing from the Tudor Age. Stone castles, cathedrals and churches were all common types of buildings during this time. There were different types of housing for all classes of people. There was peasant housing, middle class housing, castles and more.


due to laws prohibiting who was allowed to wear what, and the cost of materials, there was a vast difference in attire between the classes. Not only did materials vary, but styles as well, as the lower classes opted for practicality in their clothing by necessity. Lower classes, such as laborers and apprentices would wear linen, a light, cool fabric derived from the flax plant, wool, or sheepskin. Cotton had been in production since antiquity, but its import and manufacture was prohibited in Elizabethan England in order to protect the wool industry, one of England's chief exports. It was not until cotton farming in the new world and Eli Whitney's development of the cotton gin in 1793 that cotton become a favored fabric (Cotton).


renaissance bridal customs originated during the Middle Ages. Wedding customs and fashions developed as increased foreign trade brought new ideas to Europe from far away places.

Renaissance marriages were often held at the bride's house. Couples belonging to the nobility would have their weddings in medieval castles.


During the late 1300s, some European scholars began to turn their attention away from questions of church doctrine or faith. Like many ancient Greek philosophers they began to value evidence and the use of reason, the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments. The scholars promoted the investigation of nature through reason and observation. This philosophy later became known as humanism because the scholars stressed human innovation. The humanists emphasized the importance of human values instead of religious beliefs.


There was limited travel throughout the Renaissance period. The locals only went to trade, buy, and sell between markets. Farmers lacked resources and money to travel long distances. The roads were also dangerous to walk in because of big rocks, uneven surface and robbers waiting for strangers to be captured in their traps. Only the rich could afford to travel in distant places with soldiers around them to ensure safety.