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Renaissance literally means 're-birth'. It describes the and economic changes that occurred in Europe from the fourteenth through the sixteenth . This was a time when Europe slowly awoke from the economic and intellectual of the Middle Ages and experienced a time of financial and artistic growth. This was an age when artistic, social, scientific, and political thought turned in new .

Humanism contrasted with the view of the world. Therefore the Renaissance was a period when the individual and the artist shook free of the stifling control of the church, and with this came new ideas and a wave of .

It must have been a great time to be an as new directions were explored and the environment that had been so was suddenly receptive to creative artists. Artists could new ground and perhaps even make a living from their art, or find a willing
of the arts.

London was the centre of the Renaissance in England. Here artists could find patronage and an for their work and certainly there must have been no end to inspiration around them.
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