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RESOURCE: Tudor Effigies: The Costume Research Image Library

May 29th, 2009 by Roberto C. Delgadillo

 

In an effort to chronicle the garments worn by men and women (especially those of the middle classes) during the 16th century, Dr. Jane Malcolm-Davies at the Textile Conservation Centre at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton has undertaken the task of photographing and analyzing effigies. The result is a wonderful database of images offering detailed information on Tudor dress. The effigy images are in chronological order from 1510 to 1604. Detailed information for each image includes the name of the deceased, a description of the monument and clothing depicted, and the geographical location of the effigy. More than 150 different effigies are represented.

 

Access: http://www.tudoreffigies.co.uk/default.asp

RESOURCE: Luminarium: Sixteenth Century Renaissance English Literature (1485–1603)

May 29th, 2009 by Roberto C. Delgadillo

 

As part of the larger, award-winning Luminarium: Anthology of English Literature, this Web site is the creation of a student who, during the dark ages of the Internet, had problems finding a centralized location for literary resources. The result is a diverse collection of writings from the likes of Henry VIII, Hugh Latimer, and father of the English sonnet, Sir Thomas Wyatt. Entries for each author include a biography and a list of works (with links to full-text access).

 

Access: http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/index.html

RESOURCE: Tudor History

May 29th, 2009 by Roberto C. Delgadillo

 

This extensive site is an excellent starting point for anyone seeking information on the Tudor period. The homepage is comprised of links to several topics, including the Tudor monarchs, who’s who in Tudor England, reference maps, and a Tudor history blog. The site offers a list of Tudor genealogical trees and a glossary of words and terms that can be browsed according to subject: architecture, law and government, or food and drink. The image gallery is quite extensive, as well. In addition to important Tudor figures, Tudor landmarks, such as Hampton Court Palace and Kenilworth Castle, are also included in the gallery.

 

Access: http://www.tudorhistory.org/