As the Dark Ages draw to a close, some amazing discoveries come to light in Southern Europe. Statues, architecture, art, and writings from ancient Greece and Rome are uncovered, and scholars discover the wealth of knowledge which had been buried for so many years. These are exciting times of "renaissance" or rebirth in Europe and Great Britain.
This new and different period in time involves a new outlook on life, emphasizing the importance of innovation, imagination and individuality.
The Renaissance essentually began in Italy in the 14th century and then spread through Western Europe in the 16th century.