Early Modern England

Early Modern England

Early Modern England is a collection of digitized primary sources illustrating society, culture, and everyday life in England during the 16th and 17th centuries. The collection aims to cover the experiences of “ordinary” and prominent people.  Material types in this collection include court records, family papers and correspondence, administrative records, wills and inventories, diaries, tax records, trade records, governance records, commonplace books, printed books with handwritten annotations, and more.

Materials in this collection are sourced from the British Library, Canterbury Cathedral Archives, Lambeth Palace Library, London Metropolitan Archives, The National Archives of the United Kingdom, The Newberry Library, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

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Adam Matthew Digital