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  • Brooke's Romeus and Juliet

    Book, Octavo, Manuscript annotation

    The tragic plot of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (1595-96) was by no means original. It was based on a famous folktale ...

  • Drawings of the funeral procession of Elizabeth I

    Manuscript, Image, Illustration Created date: 1557–1603

    This early 17th-century manuscript contains unique coloured drawings of the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth I, who...

  • The Devonshire Manuscript

    Manuscript, Quarto Created date: 16th century

    This hand-written volume, known as the Devonshire Manuscript, is an anthology of courtly love poems made by members of H...