archives, libraries, texts, and muscripts


The Anglo-American Legal Tradition - Documents from Medieval Early Modern England from the National Archives in London

The Auchinleck Manuscript - From the 1330s; in the National Library of Scotland

Bodleian Library and the Digital Bodleian - University of Oxford

British History Online

British Library

The Casebooks Project - A digital edition of Simon Forman's and Richard Napier's medical records of 1596-1634

The Catholic Encyclopedia

Caxton's Chaucer - Full texts of the Canterbury Tales from 1476 and 1483

Connected Histories

Cornell University Library Historical Monographs

Cumnor Parish Record - Archive of materials related to Cumnor

Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama - From the Folger Shakespeare Library

Digital Public Library of America

Digital Scriptorium

Documents Illustrative of English Church History - English Reformation pages

Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership

Early Modern Letters Online

Edmund Spenser Online

Elizabeth I's Monarchy - Documents from Elizabeth's life at the National Archives in London

England's Immigrants 1330-1550 - Fully searchable database of 64,000 names

Eyewitness to History - Middle Ages and Renaissance

Florilegium Urbanum - Collection of primary source texts illustrating aspects of medieval life

The Henslowe-Alleyn archive

Historic Cities - Maps and documents

The Holinshed Project - Comparative texts of the 1577 and 1587 editions

In Parentheses - Texts, translations and commentaries

Internet Medieval Sourcebook Full Text Sources

John Foxe's The Acts and Monuments online - From the UK National Archives


Manuscripts Online - Written Culture 1000 to 1500

Medieval Manuscript Manual

Michael of Rhodes - A 15th century mariner's manuscript

The Morgan Library & Museum- Be sure to check out their gift shop for Tudor related items!

The National Archives of the United Kingdom

Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

Parker Library on the Web - Manuscripts from the Parker Library of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

The Paston Letters

Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts - selections from The University of Pennsylvania's Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Perseus Digital Library

The Philological Museum Library of Humanistic Texts

Renaissance Festival Books - From the British Library's Treasures in Full

Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text & Image

Scottish Archive Network

Scriptorium: Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Online

Selected Poetry of Queen Elizabeth I

Selected Writing and Speeches of Elizabeth I

The Skelton Project - Body of reference on the poet John Skelton

TEAMS Middle English Texts

Textmanuscripts - The text manuscripts site of Les Eluminures

Treasures from the National Archives

Treasures of the Bodleian

Tudor Chamber Books - Kingship, Court and Society: the Chamber Books of Henry VII and Henry VIII, 1485-1521

Turning the Pages - Leaf through historic books from the British Library

Voice of the Shuttle: English Literature - Renaissance

Wellcome Library

The Wolsey Manuscripts

York Archbishops' Registers - Registers produced by the Archbishops of York, 1225-1650


General Online Public Domain Book Resources

Google Books - Full texts of public domain works

Internet Archive: Text Archive - Full texts of public domain books

Internet Sacred Text Archive

The Online Books Page - Directory of over 20,000 online books

Project Gutenberg - The original library of electronic texts

The Universal Digital Library

World Digital Library

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