- BBC History
The BBC provides information about Shakespeare's life and works.
- Did Shakespeare Really Write His Plays?
The BBC digs into the ongoing mystery of how an uneducated, poor man could have written plays that are still being read centuries later.
- The Top 10 Romeo & Juliet Screen Adaptations
The Washington Times looks at the best movie versions of Romeo & Juliet over time, giving links to further resources on the different adaptations.
- Shakespeare's Birthplace
Take a look and explore Stratford-upon-Avon, the town where Shakespeare was born and raised. This site gives great information and pictures of Shakespeare's house and the surrounding town.
- Shakespeare FAQs
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust gives you everything Shakespeare here--information about his lifestyle, his works, his community, etc.
The Biography Channel's Shakespeare biography.
- The History Channel
The History Channel's in depth look at The Italian Renaissance.
- The Verona of Italy
Italy's tourism website offers information about the city where Romeo & Juliet took place.
- CSI: Italian Renaissance
An interesting article from the Smithsonian about anthropological and archeological work they have done in Pisa, Italy.
- Rome & the Catholic Church
The Metropolitan Museum of Art gives a historical look at the Papacy (leadership of the Pope) in Italy during the Renaissance, as well as timelines and maps.
- Italian Renaissance Timeline
A simple, easy to understand timeline that you can use as a jumping point for further research from HistoryWorld.
- Medici: Godfathers of the Italian Renaissance
PBS digs in and looks at the Medici--the most powerful family in Italy during the Renaissance time period.
- Elizabethan Era
This site, from the Lost Colony of Roanoke, gives wonderful information on the classes and lifestyles in England at the time.
- Queen Elizabeth I Biography
Elizabeth I's biography from the Biography Channel.
- History of the Monarchy
This is the official website of the British Monarchy, and it gives the history of the Tudor family, including detailed information about Elizabeth I's reign.
- King Henry VIII
Elizabeth's father was a volatile man who brought long-lasting change to England, for better or worse.