The Renaissance was a period of human history that bridged the years between Medieval times and the Industrial Revolution. It was a time of enormous upheaval, during which the old ways of doing things began to be challenged, and the events that still shape our modern world played out.
The ironclad grip of ancient superstitions on our culture began to fray, and that meant the monarchy and the clergy both faced unprecedented challenges. Radical ideas - for example, that there is no god or at least that the clergy did not own access to any existing God's favor, that women are equal people, and that slavery is a really bad idea - began to gain traction. Meanwhile, an artistic flourishing occurred whereby some of the greatest names in writing, painting, sculpture and more redefined the rules of storytelling, portraiture, and art in general.
It was a great time to be alive when the shackles of the old were thrown off, and the trappings of the new began to be tested. An enterprising soul could make a fortune either leading the charge of progress or doing their best to hold back the tide on behalf of tyrants and entrenched interests. Where would you have fit into all this melee? Let's find out!
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