Curriculum Vitae Survey Scientific Team Bibliography Links



Ralph Houlbrooke





Websites Christopher Handley: The Diary Research Website. Warwick University Centre for the Study of the Renaissance. Constructing Elizabeth Isham, 1609-1654. Centre for Editing Lives and Letters, Queen Mary University of London.  Centre for Narrative and Auto/Biographical Studies, University of Edinburgh Perdita: Early Modern Women’s Manuscript Catalogue – about 400 manuscripts compiled by women in the British Isles, including autobiographical material and accounts. Royal Historical Society Bibliography. Best guide to historical publications about Britain (ongoing). British Record Societies and their publications.

Guides to the contents of the National Archives at Kew and to those of local record repositories in Britain and Ireland.


Online editions

Two editions of the most famous of all English diaries. They both use Henry B. Wheatley’s edition of 1893-9 rather than Robert Latham’s and William Matthews’s comprehensively revised edition of 1970-83 (Transcription of Elizabeth Isham’s ‘Booke of Rememberance’ by Isaac Stephens)mpiled by Christopher Handley and published by Hanover Pr MS of Henry Machyn: ‘A London provisioner's chronicle, 1550-1563, by Henry Machyn: manuscript, transcription, and modernization’, ed. by Richard W. Bailey, Marilyn Miller, and Colette Moore