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Netherlandish Great Artist Hieronymus Bosch -A Year in the Life 1500

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Triumph of peasant cunning, The tales of Till Eulenspiegel were first collected together around 1500. They celebrate the pleasures of boisterous anarchy. Till, the simple peasant who was based on a jester living some 200 years earlier successfully cocks a snook at sophisticated town dwellers.

A Year in the Life 1500

In this jubilee year, pilgrims made their way to Rome in search of spiritual redemption, which was being dispensed by the greedy Borgia Pope, Alexander VI. And while Bosch was exploring the wilder shores of the human psyche, Spain and Portugal were sending emissaries on uncharted waters in search of spices.

While Bosch reflected medieval preoccupations with his visions of hell and sense of sin, the cynical Pope Alexander VI was eager to capitalize on them. He declared 1500 a jubilee year a year when penitents could shed their sins and be granted complete absolution and welcomed thousands of pilgrims from all over Europe to the Eternal City. He hoarded their alms in a special fund administered by his son, Cesare Borgia, for the 'pacification' of those rebellious cities which refused to pay dues to the papacy. For this service, Cesare was made Vicar of Rome in March 1500.

In his concern to preserve and enlarge papal dominions, Alexander issued an edict proclaiming a crusade against the infidel Turks who were steadily advancing in Eastern Europe. Alexander appealed for support directly to the King of France, but Louis XII was much more interested in recovering the duchy of Milan from Leonardo da Vinci's sometime patron, Ludovico Sforza. Early in 1500, French troops took the city; Ludovico himself was captured, and spent the rest of his life in a French dungeon.

THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA 

The eclipse of a ruling dynasty, 1500 was the year when Ludovico Sforza the Moor was imprisoned in the castle of Loches by the French. Ludovico was the son of a condottiere from whom he inherited the duchy of Milan; here, with his formidable wife Beatrice d'Este, he dominated a brilliant court until ousted by Louis XII of France. Dramatic events were taking place outside Europe. In 1492, Christopher Columbus had crossed the Atlantic hoping to reach the fabled East, instead of which he had discovered America. In 1500 he still believed (as he was always to believe) that his voyages had taken him to the edge of 'the Indies', although in the same year his pilot, Juan de la Cosa, drew the earliest surviving map of the world, showing for the first time the eastern seaboard of North and South America in rough outline, with special prominence given to Spanish possessions, optimistically marked with a flag.

The year proved a particularly bad one for Columbus himself. Although a great sailor, he was an inept administrator, and as governor of the Spanish colony of Hispaniola (modern Haiti) he combined an often heavy hand with an inability to maintain order among the unruly settlers. Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain were advised of his incompetence, and appointed a new governor who promptly shipped the great discoverer back to Spain in chains.

The Spaniards had high hopes of their transatlantic discoveries, and the Portuguese took them seriously enough to insist0 on a share for themselves. A formally agreed line of demarcation, approved by Pope Alexander, had divided all 'new' lands between Spain and Portugal although, as the future was to show, the English, Dutch and French had no intention of observing this lordly private arrangement.

The limits of the known world, Juan de la Cosa accompanied Columbus on his first two voyages to America, and incorporated him as the figure of St Christopher on the left of this bold attempt to delineate the New World. This was the first map to acknowledge that Columbus had discovered a new continent, rather than Japan or the Indies.
But in 1500 the Atlantic crossing was old news. For it was rumoured that the Portuguese captain Vasco da Gama had discovered a new route to India - and wealth from the spice trade. The Portuguese immediately set out to exploit their advantage. In March 1500 a fleet loaded with trading goods set out from Lisbon under the command of Pedro Alvarez Cabral. Following the example of da Gama, Cabral swung his ships into the mid Atlantic in order to avoid bad weather and dangerous currents off the African coast; the intention was to reach the steadily blowing South Atlantic westerlies and run before them to the Cape.

Another piece of the jigsaw puzzle, By a happy accident, Pedro Alvares Cabral discovered Brazil in his quest for the riches of the Indies. The country was named after its main export a red dye called pau-brasil. Cabral's visit was followed up by Amerigo Vespucci, who gave his name to the continent.
In the event, Cabral swung too far west, and made land fall on an unknown shore: by accident he had found Brazil, which was to become the largest of all Portugal's colonies. He left two men there as observers, and sent a ship back to Portugal with news of the discovery. Then he pressed on across the Atlantic as it was still the spices that mattered most. Four of Cabral's ships were lost off the Cape of Good Hope, but contemporary profit margins were high enough to ride such losses. Cabral did splendid business in the East and returned to Lisbon in July 1501, his ships crammed with spices, incense, porcelain and other exotic products. Portugal's golden age of wealth and empire had begun.

Writer – Marshall Cavendish
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