British History: Early Modern England


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Eighteenth-Century Resources -- History
This page, edited by Jack Lynch, is part of the larger collection of Eighteenth-Century Resources on the Net.
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Early Modern England Source
"Among these pages you will find information regarding recent publications, resources for research, reviews and abstracts. Additionally, this site provides announcements concerning conferences, seminars, and calls for papers."

Irish Penal Laws
Laws in Ireland for the Suppression of Popery
"The purpose of this site is not to discuss the historical context of the Penal Laws or their enforcement, or their effect, but simply to make the raw material accessible to historians, legal scholars, students, and other interested people...On this site you will find the text of those Penal Laws which were passed in Ireland during the reigns of William and Mary, William III, Anne, and George I and II, that is to say, from 1691 to 1760. In addition, the site contains certain English statutes relating to the status of Irish Catholics."
By M. Patricia Schaffer, JD Columbia University Law School

The Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1604)
"It is the purpose of this site to provide interesting as well as educational information on the life and times of Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603). It is intended to be suitable for web-users of all ages and academic ability, and therefore some of the more complex issues of the Queen's reign may appear to have been superficially treated."
By Heather Thomas

A London Provisioner's Day Book, 1635-1563 - Demonstration
"This web-page is designed to demonstrate a preliminary version of the interface for our online edition of the Day Book. Our goal is to electronically recreate the format and language of the original manuscript that was not conveyed in the sole published edition in 1848."

The Mary Rose
"...the only 16th century warship on display anywhere in the world. Built between 1509 and 1511, she was one of the first ships able to fire a broadside, and was a firm favourite of King Henry VIII. After a long and successful career, she sank accidentally during an engagement with the French fleet in 1545. Her rediscovery and raising were seminal events in the history of nautical archaeology."

Tyburn Tree- Public Execution in Early Modern England
Sections include Dying Speeches, Pictures, Bibliography, and Other Sites.
By Charlie Mitchell

University of New Hampshire - New Hampshire Library of Traditional Music & Dance

  • The Dancing Master, 1651-1728: An Illustrated Compendium
    First published in 1651 by John Playford.
    "This volume contained the figures and the tunes for 105 English country dances, the first printing of these group social dances that were to dominate Western ballrooms for the next 150 years. The book appeared at a time of great upheaval in England."
    By Robert M. Keller



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