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A Compendium of Common Knowledge
The Definitive work on "Elizabethan Commonplaces for Writers, Actors, and Re-enactors." Be sure to visit this site while researching your character.
The Gunpowder Plot Pages
Though the gunpowder plot did not happen until after Elizabeth's reign, this is one of the best all around references on Elizabethan lifestyle we have found on the Web. It has information on clothing, music, and food as well as much more.
  • The Well Dressed Wench, a collection of costuming links.
  • Elizabethan Costuming Homepage
  • THE HISTORY OF COSTUME By Braun & Schneider, an excelent on-line resource for costuming. It covers costuming around the world from Ancient Greece to the late Nineteenth century.
    Sixteenth Century Costuming includes: German Military Dress and Peasants, English Nobility, French Nobility, and Polish Soldiers
  • Banshee's Ren-Faire Costumes
  • The Costume Site's comprehensive listing of Historical Sites.
    Click on [History & Research] when you get there.
  • Steel Boning for making bodices is available from Lacis

    Food & Drink:
  • Brewing in the Renaissance and Middle Ages
  • Food in the Renaissance and Middle Ages

  • Medieval & Renaissance Games
  • Rounders Rules

  • Old English Pages, An encyclopedic compendium of resources for the study of Old English and Anglo-Saxon England.
  • Clan MacLachlan, Voted one of the best Celtic sites on the web for 1996. Mostly focuses on modern Clans.
  • Lycos' list of Renaissance Love and Marriage
  • Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe
  • Shakespeareian Insults

  • Renaissance and Baroque Music

  • Writers of The English Renaissance
  • Queen Elizabeth: The Life and Works of Her Majesty.
  • Queen Elizabeth's Guild
  • Shakespeare: The Complete Works Online and searchable
  • Shakespeare: The Man, an excelent site for researching the life and times of Shakespeare.
  • Shakespeare Sites, look for the sites between the ads.
  • 50 Famous William Shakespeare quotes Detailed and interactive.

  • Yahoo's listing of historical references
  • Lycos's list of Elizabethan Costuming
  • Webcrawler's search for Elizabethan Costuming
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