Quill Pen Production
The The trouble with spending days writing is that it's easy to get sidetracked researching really interesting stuff. I needed to know what they used to call an ink well and stumbled across this amazing site, Medieval Writing. Edward Ching, an artist who specializes in pen and ink, has created this amazing video showing how he makes feather quills. It's a fascinating process and much more complex than I thought. The site credits Regia Anglorum for the initial information and provides more detail information on this link. Thanks to those who contributed to this abundance of information!
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Plague link: http://www.history.com/topics/black-death
A nice examination of the many secrets of Elizabethan society.
Beautiful mood music from the period.
Tower of London
Another great youtube to give you a feel for that critical Tower of London!
This is a little grisly, but the Earl of Essex's execution is critical to understanding Shakespeare's story, and this youtube gives us some detailed information on the process.
Shakepeare's London Theaters
Produced by Shakespeare London Theaters, this series of videos looks at the theaters themselves along with the audiences, actors, dramatists, and entrepreneurs during the fifty year history of England's Golden age.