Reference

Middle Ages

Sites

* The Camelot Project
At the University of Rochester. A database of Arthurian texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information
* Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
The Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts offers a simple and straightforward means to discover medieval manuscripts available on the web. Very much a work in progress, the database will initially provide links to hundreds of manuscripts, which we expect quickly to grow to thousands. Basic information about the manuscripts is fully searchable, and users can also browse through the complete contents of the database. As the project develops, a richer body of information for each manuscript, and the texts in these codices, will be provided, where available. From the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
* Domesday Book
Information from and about this famous census of late-eleventh century Britain. Includes information about the Norman conquest, place names, landowners and life at the time.
* Florilegium Urbanum
Primary sources with notes about towns in medieval England.
* Geoffrey Chaucer and the Canterbury Tales
Provides a wide range of glossed Middle English texts and translations of analogues relevant to Chaucer’s works, as well as selections from relevant works by earlier and later writers, critical articles from a variety of perspectives, graphics, and general information on life in the Middle Ages.
* Internet Medieval Sourcebook
An excellent collection of full-text primary sources on a wide range of medieval topics.
* Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections
This database contains descriptions of all medieval western manuscripts written in Latin script and produced up to c. 1550 now preserved in public and semi-public collections in the Netherlands.
* Medieval Women
An interactive exploration of the lives of medieval women. Use the Scriptorium to find primary images and texts.
* Medievalists.net
The website for people interested in medieval history and medieval society.
* Michael of Rhodes
In 1401 a young man named Michael of Rhodes joined the Venetian navy as a lowly galley oarsman. Over the next four decades, he sailed on more than 40 voyages and took part in five major sea battles, rising through the ranks to become a trusted galley commander. Michael documented his life and knowledge in a remarkable manuscript. Only recently rediscovered, it chronicles Michael's service record and includes more than 200 pages of commercial and calendrical computations, a beautifully illustrated section on astrology, some of the earliest surviving portolan aids to navigation, and the world's first known treatise on shipbuilding.
* The Online Medieval and Classical Library
A collection of some of the most important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilisation.
* Richard the Third Society
Documents and resources about Richard III, the Wars of the Roses and fifteenth century Britain.
* The Robin Hood Project
Texts, images, bibliographies, and basic information about the Robin Hood stories and other outlaw tales. From the University of Rochester.
* Uniting the Kingdoms 1066-1603
How the many kingdoms in Britain and Ireland were conquered and ruled by the French; how some fought back; and how the Welsh, Irish, Scots and English ended up with only one (Scottish) king among them. An exhibition from Pathways to the Past at The National Archives of the UK.