Writers of historical fiction do an immense amount of research to ensure that they can evoke the period they are writing about as realistically as possible. Although only a small amount of that research finds its way into the finished work, readers are often interested in the sources a writer has consulted.

Under the topic headings below, I have listed many of the sources – primary, secondary and websites – that I consulted when researching my Elizabethan novels.

General Resources

Daily Life in Elizabethan England

Politics and Religion

Sex, Marriage and Family Life

Women’s Lives