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This is not an attempt at an exhaustive bibliography. Rather, it is a decent reading list which happens to include most of the (printed) sources of this book.

Airs, Malcolm, The Tudor and Jacobean Country House: A Building History, Sutton, 1995.

Arnold, Janet. Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd, 2001

Aughterson, Kate, ed., The English Renaissance: An anthology of sources and documents, Oxford, 1998. Bacon, Francis, "On Gardens", in Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, 1597.

Berleth, Richard, The Twilight Lords, an Irish Chronicle, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1978; rpt. Barnes and Noble, 1994.

Boutell's Heraldry, revised by J.P Brooke-Little (Richmond Herald of Arms), Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd., London, 1950; rev. 1970.

Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

Briggs, Asa, A Social History of England, Viking Press, New York, 1983.

Burgess, Anthony, Shakespeare, Penguin Books, London, 1970.

Chappell, William, The Ballad Literature and Popular Music of the Olden Time, vol. 1. (Dover reprint)

Cockaine, Sir Thomas, A Short Treatise on Hunting, 1591.

Cole, Mary Hill, The Portable Queen: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Ceremony, University of Mass. Press, 1999.

Cooper, Nicholas, Houses of the Gentry, 1480-1680, Yale 1999.

Cressy, David, Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England, Oxford University Press, 1997.

Daiches, David and John Flower, Literary Landscapes of the British Isles, Paddington Press, Ltd., New York, 1979.

Danziger, Danny, 1215: The Year of Magna Carta, Touchstone, New York, 2004.

Dawson, Giles E. and Laetitia Kennedy-Skipton, Elizabethan Handwriting, 1500-1650, A Manual, W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1966.

Derrick, John, An Image of Irland, 1585.

The Diary of Henry Machyn, John Gough Nichols, ed., Camden Society Old Series, 1848, (rpt. AMS Press, 1968).

Dictionary of National Biography

Dovey, Zillah, An Elizabethan Progress: The Queen's Journey into East Anglia, 1578, Sutton, 1996.

Duffy, Eamon, The Voices of Morebath: Reformation & Rebellion in an English Village, Yale, 2001.

Dunn, Jane, Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens, Alfred A. Knopf, 2004.

Edwards, Peter, Horse and Man in Early Modern England, Hambledon Continuum, London, 2007.

Emerson, Kathy, Wives and Daughters, Women of 16th Century England, Whitson Publishing Co., New York, 1984.

Emmison, F.G., Tudor Secretary: Sir William Petre at Court and Home, Longmans, London, 1987.

Epstein, Norrie, The Friendly Shakespeare, Viking, New York, 1993.

Erickson, Carolly, The First Elizabeth, Summit Books, New York, 1983.

Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles, A Complete Guide to Heraldry, Bonanza Books, New York, 1978.

Fraser, George MacDonald, The Steel Bonnets, Pan Books, London, 1971.

Fraser, Antonia, Mary Queen of Scots, Delacorte Press, New York, 1969.

Grimal, Pierre, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology, trans. A.R. Maxwell, Basil Blackwell, Inc., New York, 1966.

Gristwood, Sarah, Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics, Viking, 2007.

Harrison, William, Description of Elizabethan England 1577, rpt. Kessinger Publishing, 2008.

Hayward's Annals of Elizabeth, Camden Society Old Series, 1840; rpt. AMS Press, 1968.

Hibbert, Christopher, The English: A Social History, 1066-1945, Grafton Books, W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1987.

Hubert, Maria, Christmas in Shakespeare's England, Sutton, 1998.

Hutton, Ronald, Stations of the Sun, A History of the Ritual Year in Britain, Oxford, 1995.

Jones, Norman, The Birth of the Elizabethan Age: England in the 1560s, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, 1993.

Kuntz, George Frederick, Rings for the Finger, 1917; rpt., Dover Books, New York, 1973.

Lacey, Robert, Robert, Earl of Essex: an Elizabethan Icarus, Redwood Press, Ltd., 1971.

Lang, Paul, Music in Western Civilization, W.W. Norton & Co., London, 1997.

Laning, Chris, "Faire Names for English Folk: Late Sixteenth Century English Names" , 2000. 2007)

The Lisle Letters, Muriel St. Clare Byrne, ed., selected and arranged by Bridget Boland, Univ. of Chicago Press, 1983.

Loades, David, The Tudor Court, Barnes & Noble, New Jersey, 1987.

Love, Dr. Ronald, workshops and discussions, 1980-83.

Maryknoll Catholic Dictionary, The, ed. Albert J. Nevins, Grosset & Dunlop, New York, 1965.

Markham, Gervase, ''Country Contentments, or the Husbandman's Recreations,'' 1615.

Mattingly, Garrett, The Armada, Houghton Mifflin, 1959.

Mead, Chris, Elizabethan Humour, Robert Hale, London, 1995. Compilation of 16th and 17th century joke books.

Monson, Shelly, "Elizabethan Holiday Customs", 1998. (accessed 2006-2008).

Morrison, Fynes, Itineraries, 1617.

Orlin, Lena Cowen, Elizabethan Households, Folger Shakespeare Library, 1995.

New Oxford English Dictionary (compact edition), Oxford University Press, 1971.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, Kenneth O. Morgan, ed., Oxford University Press, 1984.

Pearson, Lu Emily, Elizabethans at Home, Stanford University Press, 1957.

Plowden, Allison, The Elizabethan Secret Service, St. Martin's, 1991.

Pollard, A. J., Imagining Robin Hood, 2004.

Pritchard, Ron, Shakespeare's England: Life in Elizabethan and Jacobean Times, Sutton, 2000.

Raber, Karen and Treva J. Tucker, eds., Culture of the Horse: Status, Discipline, and Identity in the Early Modern World, Palgrave Macmillan, NY and London, 2005.

Rollins, Hyder E., & Herschel Baker, eds.,The Renaissance in England,, D.C Heath & Co., 1954.

Rowse, A.L. The England of Elizabeth: The Structure of Society, The University of Wisconsin Press, 1978.

---The Elizabethan Renaissance: The Life of the Society, New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971.

---Shakespeare's Southampton: Patron of Virginia, Harper & Row, New York, 1965.

---Sir Walter Ralegh: His Family and Private Life, Harper & Bros., New York, 1962.

Rubel, William, Correspondence, April 2007. ( )

Sass, Lorna J. To the King's Taste, Metropolitan Museum of Art, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1975.

---To the Queen's Taste, Metropolitan Museum of Art, St. Martin's Press, New York, 1976.

Scott, A.F., The Tudor Age, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York, 1975.

Scott, Sir Sibbald David, A Book of Orders and Rules, in Sussex Archaeological Collections, vol. vii, London 1854.

Shakespeare's World: Background Readings in the English Renaissance, Gerald M. Pinciss & Roger Lockyer, eds., Continuum Publishing, New York, 1989.

Smith, Alan G. R., Servant of the Cecils: The Life of Sir Michael Hicks 1543-1612, Jonathon Cape, 1977.

Smith, Lacey Baldwin, The Elizabethan World, Houghton Mifflin, 1972.

Somerset, Anne, Ladies in Waiting, from the Tudors to the Present Day, Alfred A. Knopf New York, 1984.

Speed, John, The Counties of Britain, A Tudor Atlas, Thames & Hudson, (in assoc. with The British Library) 1988; maps orig. published in 1611-12.

Stone, Lawrence, The Crisis of the Aristocracy 1558-1641, Clarendon Press, 1965.

---Family and Fortune: Studies in Aristocratic Finance, Clarendon Press, 1973.

Stopes, C. C., The Life of Henry 3rd Earl of Southampton, Shakespeare's Patron, 1922.

Stowe, John, A Survey of London , Henry Morely, ed., Sutton, (1598) rpt. 1997.

Strong, Roy, Gloriana: The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I, Thames and Hudson, 1987.

Strong, Roy and Julia Trevelyan Oman, The English Year, Ticknor & Fields, New York 1982.

Stubbes, Philip, The Anatomie of Abuses, Margaret Jane Kidnie, ed., Renaissance English Text society, 2002.

Tudor Constitution, Documents and Commentary, The, G. R. Elton, ed.., Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed, 1982.

Turberville, George, ''The Noble Art of Venerie or Huntyng,'' 1575. (A translation of ''La Venerie de Jaques du Fouilloux'', 1561.)

Whitlock, R., Historic Forests of England, 1979.

Williams, Neville, All the Queen's Men, Macmillan, New York 1972.

Williams, Penry, The Later Tudors, England 1547-1603, Oxford University Press 1995.

---The Tudor Regime, Clarendon Press, Oxford 1979.

Young, Alan, Tudor and Jacobean Tournaments, Sheridan House, 1987.

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