If you want to know the background of the real Renaissance, you have to become acquainted with the philosophy. You have to become acquainted with Giordano Bruno.
There is a quote, often attributed to Voltaire, which states:
“To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”
Giordano Bruno was a person who refused to be silenced, who talked at length about Hermeticism — the living world the living science and the living spirit.
The Catholic Church thanked Giordano Bruno for his magnanimous insights by burning him at the stake.
In the following series of lectures by Santos Bonacci we find an in depth analysis of Giordano Bruno.
Santos tells us in the first video that, “Queen Elizabeth I was almost going to turn England into a Hermetic Republic…but the plan to do so was discovered by the powers that be, and that didn’t occur.”