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Luminarium has grown to over 5,000 pages. With the recent addition of Risa Bear's Renascence Editions, which now finds its home here, the site is large, to say the least. More files, texts, and encyclopedia entries are being added to Luminarium almost daily. Furthermore, existing materials are being updated, broken links are being fixed, and a new framework for the site is underway. During the overhaul phase, the site will no doubt look very uneven in design — apologies!

As you can probably imagine, it can get quite overwhelming for a single person. If you have expertise on a given author or subject and would like to contribute a biography, research such as essays and articles, or ancillary materials, please contact me. Luminarium has benefited greatly from the contributions of several generous scholars in the past; the major contributors are acknowledged in the "Letter from the Editor."

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English Royalty

King Edward III
King Richard II

King Henry IV
King Henry V
Catherine of Valois
Owen Tudor

King Henry VI
Queen Margaret of Anjou

King Edward IV
Queen Elizabeth Woodville
King Edward V
King Richard III

King Henry VII
Elizabeth of York

King Henry VIII
Queen Catherine of Aragon
Queen Anne Boleyn
Queen Jane Seymour
Queen Anne of Cleves
Queen Catherine Howard
Queen Katherine Parr

Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond
King Edward VI
Lady Jane Grey
Queen Mary I
Queen Elizabeth I

King James VI & I
Queen Anne of Denmark
Henry, Prince of Wales
King Charles I
Queen Henrietta Maria

King Charles II
King James II

Middle English Literature
Geoffrey Chaucer
John Gower
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
William Langland / Piers Plowman
Julian of Norwich
Margery Kempe
Thomas Malory / Morte D'Arthur
John Lydgate
Thomas Hoccleve
Paston Letters
Medieval Plays
Middle English Lyrics

Renaissance English Literature
Bishop John Fisher
William Tyndale
Sir Thomas More
John Heywood
Thomas Sackville
Nicholas Udall
John Skelton
Sir Thomas Wyatt
Henry Howard
Hugh Latimer
Thomas Cranmer
Roger Ascham
Sir Thomas Hoby
John Foxe
George Gascoigne
John Lyly
Thomas Nashe
Sir Philip Sidney
Edmund Spenser
Richard Hooker
Robert Southwell
Robert Greene
George Peele
Thomas Kyd
Edward de Vere
Christopher Marlowe
Anthony Munday
Sir Walter Ralegh
Thomas Hariot
Thomas Campion
Mary Sidney Herbert
Sir John Davies
Samuel Daniel
Michael Drayton
Fulke Greville
Emilia Lanyer
William Shakespeare

Historical Events
Hundred Years' War (1337-1453)
The Wars of the Roses (1455-1485)
Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520
Dissolution of the Monasteries, 1535
Pilgrimage of Grace, 1536
The Babington Plot, 1586
The Spanish Armada, 1588

Oath of Supremacy
The Act of Supremacy, 1534
The Act of Succession, 1534

Images of London:
London in the time of Henry VII. MS. Roy. 16 F. ii.
London, 1510, the earliest view in print
Map of England from Saxton's Descriptio Angliae, 1579
Location Map of Elizabethan London
Plan of the Bankside, Southwark, in Shakespeare's time
Detail of Norden's Map of the Bankside, 1593
Bull and Bear Baiting Rings from the Agas Map (1569-1590, pub. 1631)
Sketch of the Swan Theatre, c. 1596
Westminster in the Seventeenth Century, by Hollar
Visscher's Panoramic View of London, 1616. COLOR

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