Resources

ONLINE MANUSCRIPTS :

 

A compendyous regyment or a dyetary of healthe made in Mountpyllyer,- by Andrew Boorde, Welsh traveller, physician and writer, 1490?- 1549 ( on Early English Books)

 

The vertuose boke of dystillacyon - Hyeronimus Brunschwig, c.1450- 1512 (EarlyEnglish Books and Wellcome Collection)

 

Ortus Sanitatis - Johann Pruss, 1497

 

The moste pleasuante of the interpretacion of dreames - by Thomas Hill, 1528

 

The gardeners labyrinth - by Thomas Hill, 1528

 

The Castel of Helthe - by Thomas Elyot (on Early English Books)

 

The Byrth of Mankynde - by Rosslin Eucharius, 1545

 

Book of Hours, c 1540

 

A new herball - by William Turner, 1551 (on the Library of Congress and Early English Books)

A most excellent and perfecte homish apothecarye - 1561 (Library of Congress)

 

Royal and practical chymistry in three treatises - by Oswald Croll, 1560 - 1609

 

The secretes of the reverende Maister Alexis of Piemount - by Girolamo Ruscelli, 1565 (Early English Books)

The enimie of idlenesse teaching the maner and stile how to endite, compose and write all sorts of epistles and letters - William Fulwood, 1568

 

A proper Booke of Cookery - 1575 (on Medieval Cookery)

 

The Government of Health- by William Bullein, 1576 (Early English Books)

 

The discouverie of witchcraft - 1584 (Library of Congress)

 

The Olde Mans Dietarie - by Thomas Newton, 1586 (Early English Books)

 

A choice manual of rare and select secrets - by Lady Elizabeth Grey, Countess of Kent, 1581 - 1651 ( Early English Books)

The Good Huswifes Jewell - by Thomas Dawson, 1585 (Early English Books)

 

A Good Huswifes Handmaide for the Kitchin - by Thomas Dawson, 1595 (on Foods of England)

 

The treasurie of commodius conceits - by John Partridge, 1573 (Early English Books)

 

The widowes treasure - remedies and recipes by John Partridge, 1588 (Early English Books)

 

The treasurie of commodius conceits - by John Partridge, 1591 (Early English Books)

 

The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes - John Gerarde, 1597 (Library of  Congress)

 

Dyets Dry Dinner - by Henry Buttes, 1599 ( Early English Books)

 

The English secretary, or Methode of writing of epistles and letters - Angel Day, 1599

The English House-vvife - by Gervase Markham, 1568-1637? (EarlyEnglish Books)

 

Ioyfull news out of the New Found world - bby E.Allde, 1596 (archive.org)

Countrey Contentments or The English Hous-wife - by Gervase Markham, first published in 1615

 

Delights for ladies - by Sir Hugh Plat, 1632 ( Library of Congress)

 

The Herball - by John Gerard, 1636 (archive.org)

 

The Complete Herbal - Thomas Culpeper (Gutenberg.org and Wellcome Collection)

Culpeper's Complete Herbal - Online Alphabetical Index 

 

English Medical Book - a notebook containing medical recipes, 1573- 1663 (Welcome Library)

John Dee - astrologer and magician - his books online

 

John Dee - his private diary

 

Archaeology of Reading - 36 digitized versions of early printed books with tens of thousands of handwritten notes left by John Dee and Gabriel Harvey

 

A compleat history of druggs - Pierre Pomet, 1737

ONLINE DIARIES &  CORRESPONDENCE :

 

The Paston Letters - 15th century letters of the Pastons

 

Bess of Hardwick Letters - complete correspondence 1550 - 1608 

 

 

 

 

ONLINE MAPS :

 

The Agas Map of London - an interactive map depicting London in 1561

 

 

 

ONLINE COURSES AND TALKS :

 

Paleography course - the study of old handwriting, on National Archives

Future Learn - The Tudors (free course)

Future Learn - A History of Royal Fashion (free course)

English Handwriting 1500 - 1700 - online course 

University of Oxford - Investigating the Elizabethans - online course 

Gresham College - Elizabeth's Ghost: The Afterlife of the Queen in the Stuart Era

Gresham College - Medical and Surgical Therapeutics: Scientific Advances in the Tudor Era

Gresham College - The Natural Environment of Tudor London 

 

BLOGS, ARTICLES & TOOLS :

 

Currency converter - National Archives

Useful measurements - The Tudor Tailor

Medieval and Renaissance Material Culture - a vast collection of links and resources

New Year's gifts for Queen Elizabeth 

The Mary Rose Museum - artefacts gallery

Mendelschen and Landauer 12 Brothers House Foundations - illustrations of manufacturing processes and handicrafts in Nuremberg, Germany

The Cleveland Museum of Art - textile collection

Dr Alun Whitey - historian of medicine and of the body

History Extra - medicine and health

Circle of the Year - the Tudor Stillroom

Aulis.org - converting between old and new date styles

Living with the Tudors  - video about Kentwell Hall recreation events

Signed, sealed and undelivered - dedicated to a fascinating collection of undelivered 17th century letters

Letterlocking - on the technology of folding and securing letters before the invention of the envelope in the 19th century

History of medicine timeline

Letter writing in Renaissance Engand - Folger Shakespeare Library