Guide to Elizabethan England
16th century England
Queen Elizabeth I
DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBERS
306 Culture & Institutions
391 Costume & Personal Appearance
940 General history of Europe
941 General history of Europe- British Isles
942 General History of Europe- England & Wales
Also See: BIO ELIZABETH Queen Elizabeth I
MonarchyKing Henry VIII
King James I
Queen Mary I
Queen Elizabeth I
GovernmentSir Nicholas Bacon
Sir Robert Cecil
Lord Burghley (William Cecil)
Sir Christopher Hatton
Sir Francis Knollys
Earl of Sussex (Thomas Radcliffe)
Earl of Bedford (Francis Russell)
Earl of Dorset (Thomas Sackville)
Sir Francis Walsingham
LiteratureSir Francis Bacon
Sir Philip Sidney
Lady Burghley (Mildred Cecil)
Sir Anthony Cooke
Lady Russell (Elizabeth Russell)
Science & MedicineSir Francis Bacon
Web Sites Aquinas-Mercy Renaissance Resources
Contains links to websites relating to Renaissance art, architecture, the Plague, dance, economy, and general resources. Be aware that this site covers all of Europe. Look for titles including "England" or "Elizabethan".
Elizabeth I and Elizabethan Life in England
"Architecture, literature, and daily life in Elizabethan England."
Elizabethan Era, Immanuel College Library Resource Centre
Contains links containing information about music, society, punishment, architecture, education, religion, theatre, war, and women during the Elizabethan era.
Eras of Elegance, Inc. Elizabethan Era
Includes information about politics, religion, science, arts, fashion, hairstyles, and cooking.
Life in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Knowledge
Contains occupations, games, money, religion, family, social structure, and language from 1558-1603. Excellent site. Very extensive.
Modern History Sourcebook: William Harrison (1534-1593): Description Of Elizabethan England, 1577 (from Holinshed's Chronicles)
Contains information about towns, gardens, markets, food, livestock, animals, and punishments during the Elizabethan period.
Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature- Background information.
Contains link to general information as well as politics, economy, royalty, religion, science, the Plague, magic, women, images, music, theatre, dance, art, architecture, dress, and food.
Web Sites TudorHistory.org
Contains information about the Tudor monarchy as well the people, life, and architecture during their reign. Contains maps.
History of the Monarchy- The Tudors- Elizabeth I
Contains information about Queen Elizabeth I and the foreign policy, arts, economy, and government during her reign.
The Life and Times of Elizabeth I
Contains information about Queen Elizabeth I, the church, the role of women in society, and Western Europe.
Web Sites Elizabethan Costume: History and Technique
Contains information about social life, dress for different orders, fabrics, jewelry, and accessories.
Elizabethan Sumptuary Statutes
Laws regarding appearance and dress for different classes during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.
The Elizabethan Costuming Page
Detailed information about the clothing worn during the reign of Elizabeth I. Includes descriptions of outer dress as well as undergarments, fabrics, colors, patterns, and accessories. Portraits and pictures of period dress can also be viewed at this site.
The Costumer’s Manifesto: 16th Century Costume Links
General information about 16th century dress as well as dress for specific classes and occupations. Also includes information about accessories.
Web Sites Life in Elizabethan England: What Every Schoolboy Knows
Contains information about public education as well as topics covered in education during this time period.
SCIENCE & MEDICINE
Web Sites Herbal Medicine in Shakespeare’s England
Online article about John Hall, herbal medicine, and the diseases during the late 16th century and early 17th century in England.
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