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Books and Authors

Rose's website
Website for Illuminations by Gillian Polack

Neil Gaiman
From the author of Stardust, Neverwhere and others.

Electronic Text Center
University of Virginia's site gives access to around 70,000 texts of all sorts.

SF, Fantasy and Horror books
Huge listing of books and author information.

Guide to Regency Romances
Especially useful for its links

Elizabeth Chadwick - historical fiction author
Website of Elizabeth Chadwick.

BBC - Arts - Books
Authors, features, online book club, games, and more.

Sharon Kay Penman
Author of Time and Chance, Here Be Dragons, and more.

Information on fantasy books and authors in English and Japanese

Book History
A good place to start for anyone interested in the history of the book.

Wendy J. Dunn
Author's page of Wendy J. Dunn, the author of Dear Heart, How Like You This?

Sandra Worth
Author's page of Sandra Worth, the author of The Rose of York: Love and War.

Gillian Polack's Website
Author Gillian Polack's website.

Books and Authors/Book Stores and Sources

Book search and price comparison.

Advanced Book Exchange
Search the inventory of thousands of used, secondhand, rare, and out-of-print booksellers.

Best Book Buys
Textbooks and book search.

Used and out-of-print.

Boydell and Brewer
Buy scholarly books directly from the publisher.

Scholar's Bookshelf
Hang on to your credit cards...

A cooperative of international professional dealers in used, out-of-print, and rare books, and periodicals.

Last chance!


Vegemite Site
Everything you never wanted to know about the famous substance.

Shakespearean insults
The Shakespeare Insult Server


History News Network
History-related news.


Medieval Glass Links
Links to archaeology finds.

English Archaeological finds
Portable antiquities Scheme- includes pictures of many objects

Secrets Beneath Your Feet
Finds and information from the York Archaeological Trust.

British Archaeology Magazine
Online journal - news, features, essays, comment, letters & book reviews.

Current Archaeology
Home pages of Current Archaeology magazine.

Great Archaeological Sites
Links to French sites.


Arthurian resources
The first place to check on anything Arthurian.

From the Journal of Arthurian Studies.

Celtic Twilight- Legends of Camelot


Abbey of Fontevraud
Includes images of the effigies of Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Richard the Lionheart, & Isabella d'Angouleme

Cathedrals and churches
Information about many (but not all) of the Cathedrals and great churches of Great Britain and Ireland.

Development of the English Castle
Britannia article by David Dawson.

History/Cities and Towns

English Local History Images
Collection of photos by Dave Postles.

ORB: Medieval English Towns
Historical information about cities and towns in England during the Middle Ages

Historic cities
Maps and other historical information on major cities

Victorian London
Dictionary of Victorian London

History/Costume and Clothing

Costumes - historical, fantastic and other
Online costuming sources

Dress, Jewels, Arms, Coats of Arms
Excellent resource from Central European University.


Owain Glyndwr Society
Information about Owain Glyndwr.

Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Foolish Woman?
From: CLIO Journal of Ancient and Medieval History at Dickson College ISSUE NUMBER THREE NOVEMBER 1998 by Emma Thomas

Eleanor During the Crusades
Non-scholarly article on Eleanor of Aquitaine's participation in the Crusades.

BBC Monarchs and Leaders: Henry II
Monarchs and Leaders series entry on the Character of Henry II.

Britannia: Henry II
Basic profile of Henry II from Britannia.com.

BBC History: Becket, the Church and Henry II
General article by By Dr Mike Ibeji.

ORB: Thomas Becket Bibliography
Bibliography compiled by Carolyn Schriber.

History/Medieval Literature

Middle English Prose and Verse
Links to many Middle English works

Medieval French Literature
A page of links to Medieval French literature.

Medieval languages
Links to websites about Medieval languages

Courtly Love and Chivalry
Article by Larry D Benson


Tewkesbury Battlefield Society
Society that protects the historic Tewkesbury battlefield site.

Bosworth Battlefield
Official site of Bosworth battlefield.

A History of the Crusades
From UW-Madison

Knighthood, Chivalry and Tournaments

History/Music and Drama

Medieval music
Latrobe University - Medieval Music database

Medieval drama
Links to webpages about medieval drama

History/Primary Sources

Sherborne Missal at the British Library
Images of the Sherborne Missal at the British Library.

Medieval and Renaissance history primary sources
Links to many key historical texts

Medieval Sourcebook: William of Newburgh
English translation. A good source of information for the reigns of Stephen, Henry II, and Richard I.

Peter of Blois: Letter to Eleanor of Aquitaine
Medieval Sourcebook: Peter of Blois: Letter to Eleanor of Aquitaine, 1173: An Attempt to Chastise Her

Peter of Blois: A Description of Henry II
Medieval Sourcebook: Peter of Blois: Description of Henry II [Letter no. 66: to Walter, archbishop of Palermo, 1177]

Medieval Sourcebook: Gerald of Wales on Henry II
Medieval Sourcebook: Gerald of Wales: On Henry II and his sons, from The Topography of Ireland, Chapters 49-50.

Bull of Pope Adrian IV to Henry II
From the Avalon Project at Yale Law School. Bull empowering Henry II to conquer Ireland in 1155.


Finding History Departments
If you need information on university history departments anywhere in the world, this is a good place to start.

Students as historians
Student history projects

Web Resources for Historians
A wonderful gateway from the University of Kansas.

Medieval English records
A guide to public documents

Institute of Historical Research
A variety of data on this one, including listings of many public office holders since approximately Tudor times.

Public Record Office
United Kingdom public records.

Images of Medieval Art and Architecture
Photographs, drawings, notes and links, about a selection of churches, abbeys, castles, etc. Also medieval maps of Britain.

Internet Medieval Source Book
A rich source of information for a wide range of topics.

Bodleian Library
Bodleian Library, Oxford. Includes on-line versions of some medieval manscucripts

Web Gallery of Art - Illuminated Manuscripts
Images of illuminated manuscripts from the 12th--16th centuries.

Historical Maps
Maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection of the University of Texas at Austin. Also has links to other map sites.

Links to historical maps
History of Cartography - links to many sites with historical maps

ORB: Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Academic site with articles written by medieval scholars. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers.


Women's History Month - Australia
The official site for 2004.

Women and gender in the Ancient World

Women writers
A wonderful resource about women writers, including complete online versions of many important works.

Medieval women
Medieval Women and Gender Index

Jewish Women
Jewish Women's resources - mainly bibliographic


Online museums
Directory of online museums

History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing

Encyclopedia Mythica
Online encyclopedia of mythology, folklore and legend.

Europe's cultural groups
The European Ethnohistory Database

Falconry Information Clearinghouse
Information about the ancient sport of falconry.

Battlefield Line
Site about the steam railway that will take you to Bosworth battlefield.


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News and reviews.


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