Pictures of Inspirations
Resources & Bibliography
Resources on neurodiversity
My thinking on neurodiversity has been shaped by the writings of Temple Grandin. Her website, templegrandin.com, is filled with helpful information.
Everyday life in Tudor England, with a focus on the lives of Tudor women
Burton, Elizabeth, with illustrations by Felix Kelly. The Elizabethans at Home. London: Secker & Warburg, 1958.
Goodman, Ruth. How to be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life. New York: Liveright, 2017.
James, Susan E. The Feminine Dynamic in English Art, 1485–1603: Women as Consumers, Patrons and Painters. New York: Routledge, 2016.
James, Susan E. Women’s Voices in Tudor Wills, 1485–1603: Authority, Influence and Material Culture. Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate, 2015.
Mortimer, Ian. The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England. London: Vintage, 2013.
Norton, Elizabeth. The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History. New York: Pegasus Books, 2017.
Catholicism in Britain during the Reformation
Childs, Jessie. God’s Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.
Duffy, Eamon. The Voices of Morebath: Reformation & Rebellion in an English Village. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2001.
Fraser, Antonia. Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot. New York: Doubleday, 1996.
McClain, Lisa. Lest We Be Damned: Practical Innovation & Lived Experience Among Catholics in Protestant England, 1559–1642. New York: Routledge, 2004.
Southern, A.C., ed. An Elizabethan Recusant House, The Life of the Lady Magdalen Viscountess Montague. London: Sands & Co., 1954.
Walsham, Alexandra. Church Papists: Catholicism, Conformity and Confessional Polemic in Early Modern England. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 1999.
Adams, Simon, ed. Household Accounts and Disbursement Books of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, 1558–1561, 1584–1586. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Alcock, N. W. Warwickshire Grazier and London Skinner 1532–1555: The Account Book of Peter Temple and Thomas Heritage. London: Oxford University Press, 1981.
Libraries, library registers, and medieval and Tudor books
Barnard, John, and D. F. McKenzie, eds. The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volume IV, 1557–1695. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Bowden, Caroline. “The Library of Mildred Cooke Cecil, Lady Burghley.” The Library, March 2005, pp. 3–29.
Brayman Hackel, Heidi. Reading Material in Early Modern England: Print, Gender, and Literacy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Gessner, Conrad. Historia Animalium, De Avium Natura. Zurich: 1555.
Hellinga, Lotte and J.B.Trapp, eds. The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain, Volume III, 1400–1557. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Leedham-Green, Elisabeth, and Teresa Webber, eds. The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland, Volume I, to 1640. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Purcell, Mark. The Country House Library. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2017.
Wellesley, Mary. The Gilded Page: The Secret Lives of Medieval Manuscripts. New York: Basic Books, 2021.
Archaeology and forensic anthropology
Bruwelheide, Kari, and Douglas Owsley. “Written in Bone: Reading the Remains of the 17th Century.” AnthroNotes, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2007): 1–7.
Haglund, William D. “Archaeology and Forensic Death Investigations.” Historical Archaeology, Vol. 35, No. 1 (2001): 26–34.
Hunter, J.R. “Forensic Archaeology in Britain.” Antiquity 68 (1994): 758–69.
Pitts, Mike. Digging for Richard III: The Search for the Lost King. Revised and expanded edition; London: Thames & Hudson, 2015.
Pitts, Mike. Digging Up Britain: Ten Discoveries, a Million Years of History. London: Thames & Hudson, 2019.
Tudor medicine, with a focus on women practitioners
Gerard, John. The Herball, or, Generall Historie of Plantes. London: 1597.
Hellwarth, Jennifer Wynne. “Be unto Me as a Precious Ointment: Lady Grace Mildmay, Sixteenth-Century Female Practitioner.” Dynamis, 19 (1999): 95–117.
Knight, Leah. Of Books and Botany in Early Modern England: Sixteenth-Century Plants and Print Culture. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2009.
Laroche, Rebecca. Medical Authority and Englishwomen’s Herbal Texts, 1550–1650. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.
Pollock, Linda. With Faith and Physic: The Life of a Tudor Gentlewoman, Lady Grace Mildmay, 1552–1620. London: Collins & Brown, 1993.
Quealy, Gerit, with illustrations by Sumié Hasegawa-Collins. Botanical Shakespeare: An Illustrated Compendium. New York: HarperCollins, 2017.
Rohde, Eleanour Sinclair. The Old English Herbals. New York: Dover, 1971.
Sangwine, Eric. “The Private Libraries of Tudor Doctors,” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Vol. 33, No. 2 (April 1978), pp. 167–184.
Webster, Charles, ed. Health, Medicine and Mortality in the Sixteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979.
Willes, Margaret. A Shakespearean Botanical. Oxford: Bodleian Library, 2015.
Histories of the Tudor era
Brigden, Susan. New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485–1603. New York: Penguin, 2000.
Doran, Susan, ed. Elizabeth: The Exhibition at the National Maritime Museum. London: Chatto & Windus, 2003.
Guy, John. Elizabeth: The Later Years. New York: Viking Penguin, 2016.
Hubbard, Kate. Devices and Desires: Bess of Hardwick and the Building of Elizabethan England. New York: HarperCollins, 2019.
Nicholl, Charles. The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street. New York: Viking, 2008.
Shapiro, James. A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.
Shapiro, James. The Year of Lear: Shakespeare in 1606. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Watkins, Susan. In Public and in Private: Elizabeth I and Her World. London: Thames and Hudson, 1998.
Whitelock, Anna. The Queen’s Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth’s Court. New York: Picador, 2013.
Chaniotis, Angelos; Nikolaos Kaltsas; and Ioannis Mylonopoulos, editors: A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD. New York: Onassis Foundation, 2017.
Jenkins, Ian, ed. Defining Beauty: the Body in Ancient Greek Art. London: The British Museum Press, 2015.
Neils, Jennifer and John H. Oakley. Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003.
Rodgers, Nigel. Everyday Life in Ancient Greece. Wigston, Leicestershire: Southwater, 2012.
Living in England
Harris, Alexandra. Weatherland: Writers & Artists Under English Skies. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2015.
Lyall, Sarah. The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009.
Mackie, Mary. Cobwebs and Cream Teas, London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1990.
Mackie, Mary. Dry Rot and Daffodils, London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1994.
Mackie, Mary. Frogspawn and Floor Polish, Chichester: Summersdale, 2003.
Murphy, Lynne. The Prodigal Tongue, New York: Penguin Books, 2018.
Mendelsohn, Daniel. The Elusive Embrace: Desire and the Riddle of Identity. New York: Vintage Books, 2000.
Perel, Esther. The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity. New York: HarperCollins, 2017.
Terrific and uncategorizable
Petroski, Henry. The Pencil, A History of Design and Circumstance, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.
Tindall, Gillian. The Pulse Glass, and the Beat of Other Hearts. London: Chatto & Windus. 2019.