A page devoted to various archives and digital sources on the early modern world. Under construction.
Websites of general literary interest
Early Modernist Projects
Six Degrees of Francis Bacon
Website that uses algorithms to determine social networks in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The Map of Early Modern London
Where were the playhouses located? Taverns, churches? Find out how social space was organized in early modern London here.
An investigation of theater in early modern London before Shakespeare.
Early English Books Online (EEBO) — Library login required.
EEBO, an online archive of most books printed in the early modern period, is essential for any student of early modern literature.
Shakespeare’s First Folio Online
Facsimile of the First Folio, courtesy Oxford’s Bodleian Library
Early Broadside Ballads Archive
Online archive of early modern songs, printed as broadsides. Great resources for exploring early modern popular culture.
An Online Reader for John Cotgrave’s Engish Treasury of Wit and Language
How did early modern readers read early modern drama? Find out here.
Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project
Collection of manuscripts crucial to historians of drama
Online Editions and Anthologies
Lexicons of Early Modern English
Use this database to search early modern dictionaries for the historical meaning of words.
My old pal Anthony Oliveira does a great podcast on Paradise Lost, here (patrons only): https://www.patreon.com/meakoopa