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  • 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.
  • Biography
    The Biography Channel's Shakespeare biography.




Italy in the Renaissance Era

  • 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 England History

  • 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.

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