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Texts and Biographies

    The Renascence Editions site at the University of Oregon has the complete text of Pamphilia and Amphilanthus -- the sonnet sequence from Wroth's The Countess of Montgomery's Urania, along with a brief biography, critical introduction, notes, and bibliography. has a section devoted to Lady Mary Wroth, again with a short biography and the texts of some of the poetry (including a few audio files!).

     As One Phoenix at the University of Saskatchewan also has a section on Mary Wroth, along with ones about Margaret Cavendish, Aemilia Lanyer, and Katherine Philips.

    An electronic text version of the Urania is available from the subscription-only site, Literature Online.
Click here for the US Site.

    High resolution page images of the complete original printed edition of the Urania is available from the subscription-only site, Early English Books Online.

Other Resources

    Our own CERES (Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service) also offers news and reviews of online resources.
The Links page makes an especially useful starting point for exploring Renaissance resources on the Internet.

     Norton Topics Online offers an useful resource page on "Gender, Family, Household: Early Seventeenth Century Norms and Controversies", which includes a section on the Sidney family, Penshurst Place, transcriptions of some of Robert Sidney's letters to his wife, and images. It also has some interesting excerpts from contemporary texts illustrating various gender-based issues in early modern England.

     Penshurst Place has its own homepage on the internet, with a brief history of the house, directions and visiting hours, as well as a fantastic 360 degree java-driven tour, which is the next best thing to actually being there!



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