Hellidon Windows

On page 4 Butcher describes a stained glass window memorial at St. John the Baptist in Hellidon. I emailed that church and they kindly responded with pictures!


James Murray

I’m going to post photos so we get an idea about James Murray and the development of the dictionary.

OED: An original copy of the 1879 appeal

OED: A Chronology of the dictionary

Oxford Dictionaries Blog: A letter from Dr Murray

OED: A History of the Contributors 


Elizabethan Houses


Here are a few great houses and a palace so you can get an idea what Elizabethan architecture looked like.

Wollaton Hall. The website includes great pictures of rooms and a historical timeline

Hardwick Hall. Pictures of the house and grounds as well as the gallery.

Montacute. Click on the picture gallery.

Hampton Court. Can be rented for special occasions!


Elizabethan Boats and Exploration


Had enough information about the Elizabethan era, yet? Well here’s some more! Boats were a huge part of Elizabeth’s dreams of economic and military power. Here are some resources that will expand your knowledge even further about Elizabethan exploration and what kind of boats there actually were.

Gresham College – Elizabethan Merchant Ships and Shipbuilding (hour long lecture, worth it to skip around for the pictures)

Sir Julian Stafford Corbett – Drake and the Tudor Navy (again, worth it for the pictures)

British Library – Exploration and Trade in Elizabethan England (great picture galleries!)

J.P. Sommerville – Elizabethan Exploration (Maps!)



The World of Elizabethan England

To get a good idea about the world we are “time traveling” to, here are some helpful maps to give perspective.




The Next Book: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England


The Book for July will be Ian Mortimer’s factual and funny The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan EnglandThe discussion date will be July 25th in the usual meeting place, usual meeting time. As always you can get your copy at the Circulation Desk on the first floor.

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