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These notorious manuscripts appear to support the idea of Christopher Marlowe as the wild boy of Elizabethan literature....
Manuscript, Image, Illustration
This early 17th-century manuscript contains unique coloured drawings of the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth I, who...
This bizarre contraption is an iron chastity belt, fastened at the side with a padlock. It was supposedly used to safegu...
Broadsheets, Ephemera, Book
Sumptuary laws and ‘excesse of apparel’ This Royal Proclamation is dated 15 June 1574 and is on the subject of ‘excesse ...
This instrument is a scold’s bridle or ‘branks’ used to hurt and humiliate women whose speech or behaviour was thought t...
This hand-written volume, known as the Devonshire Manuscript, is an anthology of courtly love poems made by members of H...