A Bibliography for the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries

General History

Byrne, M. St. Clare, Elizabethan Life in Town and Country

Chandler, John, John Leland's Itinerary: Travels in Tudor England

Cressy, David, Birth, Marriage & Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-Cycle in Tudor and Stuart England

Cressy, David, Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

Emerson, Kathy Lynn, The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England

Goodman, Ruth, How to Be a Tudor: A Dawn to Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Goodman, Ruth, Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold, Tudor Monastery Farm: Life in Rural England 500 Years Ago

Harrison, William, The Description of England

Huggett, Jane, The Mirror of Health: Food, Diet and Medical Theory 1450-1660

Huggett, Jane, The Shaking of the Sheets: Death 1350-1660

MacGregor, Neil, Shakespeare's Restless World: A Portrait of an Era in Twenty Objects

Markham, Gervase (edited by Michael R. Best), The English Housewife

Mortimer, Ian, The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

Secara, Maggie, A Compendium of Common Knowledge 1558-1603

Singman, Jeffrey L. Daily Life in Elizabethan England

Sim, Alison, The Tudor Housewife


Architecture, Landscaping, Household Goods, and Clothing

Christianson, C. Paul, The Riverside Gardens of Thomas More's London

Cunnington, C. Willett and Phillis Cunnington, Handbook of English Costume in the Sixteenth Century

Cunnington, Phillis and Catherine Lucas, Costumes for Births, Marriages & Deaths

Hamling, Tara and Catherine Richardson, eds., Everyday Objects: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture and its Meanings

Hayward, Maria, Rich Apparel

Henderson, Paula, The Tudor House and Garden

Schofield, John, Medieval London Houses

Jardine, Lisa, Wordly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance

Landsberg, Sylvia, The Medieval Garden

Norris, Herbert, Tudor Costume and Fashion

Scarisbrick, Diana, Tudor and Jacobean Jewellery

Thurley, Simon, The Royal Palaces of Tudor England



Adams, Simon, Leicester and the Court

Chambers, Anne, Eleanor, Countess of Desmond

Cross, Claire, The Puritan Earl: The Life of Henry Hastings, Third Earl of Huntingdon 1536-1595

Doran, S., "The Finances of an Elizabethan Nobleman and Royal Servant: a Case Study of Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd Earl of Sussex," Historical Research, Vol.61 Issue 146 (October 1988), pp. 286-300

Eamon, William, The Professor of Secrets: Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy

Griffiths, Ralph A., Sir Rhys ap Thomas and his Family: A Study in the Wars of the Roses and Early Tudor Politics

Harris, Barbara J., English Aristocratic Women 1450-1550

Ingram, William, A London Life in the Brazen Age: Francis Langley, 1548-1602

Kenny, Robert Wayne, Elizabeth's Admiral: The Political Career of Charles Howard, Earl of Nottingham, 1526-1624

Laoutaris, Chris, Shakespeare and the Countess

Marshall, Peter and Geoffrey Scott, eds., Catholic Gentry in English Society: The Throckmortons of Coughton from Reformation to Emancipation

McDermott, James, Martin Frobisher: Elizabethan Privateer

McKeen, David, A Memory of Honour, the life of William Brooke, Lord Cobham, 2 vols.

Parry, Glyn, The Arch Conjuror of England: John Dee

Read, Conyers, Mr. Secretary Walsingham and Queen Elizabeth, vols. 2 and 3

Rowse, A. L., Sex and Society in Shakespeare's Age: Simon Forman the Astrologer

Rowse, A. L., Sir Richard Grenville of the Revenge

Ryrie, Alec, The Sorcerer's Tale: Faith and Fraud in Tudor England

Shapiro, James, A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare 1599

Stone, Lawrence, An Elizabethan: Sir Horatio Palavicino

Stopes, Charlotte Carmichael, Shakespeare's Warwickshire Contemporaries

Traister, Barbara Howard, The Notorious Astrological Physician of London: Works and Days of Simon Forman

Woolley, Benjamin, The Queen's Conjurer: The Science and Magic of Dr. John Dee, Advisor to Queen Elizabeth I



Bellamy, John, Strange Inhuman Deaths, Murder in Tudor England

Cockburn, J. S., Crime in England 1550-1800

Curtis, Timothy and J. A. Sharpe, "Crime in Tudor & Stuart England," History Today (Feb. 1988)

Dolan, Frances E., Dangerous Familiars: Representations of Domestic Crime in England 1550-1700

McMullan, John, The Canting Crew: London's Criminal Underworld, 1550-1700

Pugh, Ralph B., Imprisonment in Medieval England

Quaife, G. R., Wanton Wenches and Wayward Wives: Peasants and Illicit Sex in Early Seventeenth Century England

Samaha, Joel, Law and Order in Historical Perspective: The Case of Elizabethan Essex

Sharpe, J. A., Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750



Alford, Stephen, The Watchers: A Secret History of the Reign of Elizabeth I

Bossy, John, Giordano Bruno and the Embassy Affair

Bossy, John, Under the Molehill: An Elizabethan Spy Story

Budiansky, Stephen, Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham and the Birth of Modern Espionage

Cooper, John, The Queen's Agent: Sir Francis Walsingham and the Rise of Espionage in Elizabethan England

Haynes, Alan, Invisible Power: The Elizabethan Secret Services 1570-1603

Martin, Charles Trice, ed., Journal of Sir Francis Walsingham from Dec. 1570 to April 1583


Herbs, Healing, Magic and Witchcraft

Copeman, W. S. C., Doctors and Disease in Tudor Times

Culpeper's Complete Herbal

Petrie, Hugh, The Apothecaries Shop Opened, Vol. I

Petrie, Hugh, The Surgeon's Box Opened

Robbins, Rossell Hope, The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology

Sanecki, Kay N., History of the English Herb Garden

Thomas, Keith, Religion and the Decline of Magic

Wear, Andrew, Knowledge & Practice in English Medicine 1550-1680

Webster, Charles, ed., Health, Medicine and mortality in the sixteenth century

Willis, Deborah, Malevolent Nurture: Witch-Hunting and Maternal Power in Early Modern England

Woodward, Marcus, ed., Gerard's Herbal


London, Bermondsey, Southwark and Westminster

Archer, Ian W., The Pursuit of Stability: Social Relations in Elizabethan London

Browner, Jessica A, "Wrong Side of the River: London's disreputable South Bank in the sixteenth and seventeenth century," Essays in History

Clarke, Edward T., Bermondsey: Its Historic Memories and Associations

Dyson, Tony, Mark Samuel, Alison Steele and Susan M. Wright, The Cluniac priory and abbey of St. Saviour Bermondsey, Surrey

Forbes, Thomas Rogers, Chronicle from Aldgate: Life and Death in Shakespeare's London

Godley, Robert J., Southwark: A History of Bankside, Bermondsey and 'The Borough'

Holmes, Martin, Elizabethan London

Jones, Jennifer, compiler, Southwark: A History of Bankside, Bermondsey and "The Borough"

Picard, Liza, Elizabeth's London

Robertson, A. G., Discovering London 4: Tudor London

Seymour, Robert, Survey of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Borough of Southwark and Parts Adjacent

Stow, John, Survey of London

Weinstein, Rosemary, Tudor London


Pleasures and Pastimes

Adams, Joseph Quincy, Shakespearean Playhouses

Brown, Pete, Shakespeare's Pub: A Barstool History of London as Seen Through the Windows of its Oldest Pub

Berry, Herbert, The Boar's Head Playhouse

Burford, E. J., Bawds and Lodgings: A History of the London Bankside Brothels c.100-1675

Burford, E. J., Queen of the Bawds, or The True Story of Madame Britannia Hollandia and her House of Obsenitie, Holland's Leaguer

Cook, Ann Jennalie, The Privileged Playgoers of Shakespeare's London 1576-1642

Dent, Anthony, Horses in Shakespeare's England

Dovey, Zillah, An Elizabethan Progress

Emmison, F. G., Tudor Food and Pastimes

Graves, Robert B., Lighting the Shakespearean Stage 1567-1642

Gurr, Andrew, Playgoing in Shakespeare's London

Gurr, Andrew, The Shakespeare Company 1594-1642

Gurr, Andrew, The Shakespearean Stage 1574-1642

Harbage, Alfred, Shakespeare and the Rival Traditions

Moore, James and Paul Nero, Ye Olde Good Inn Guide

Murray, John Tucker, English Dramatic Companies 1558-1642

Rhodes, Ernest L., Henslowe's Rose

Salkeld, Duncan, Shakespeare among the Courtesans

Sim, Alison, Pleasures & Pastimes in Tudor England



Childs, Jessie, God's Traitors: Terror & Faith in Elizabethan England

Loarte, Gaspar, The Exercise of a Christian Life


Research Specific to Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe

Anonymous, The Origin and History of the Muscovy Company

Arnold, Janet, Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd

Berry, Lloyd E., Rude and Barbarous Kingdom: Russia in the Accounts of Sixteenth-Century English Voyagers

Bobrick, Benson, Fearful Majesty: The Life and Reign of Ivan the Terrible

Bond, Edward Augustus, ed., Russia at the Close of the Sixteenth Century

Casimir, Nicholas, The English in Muscovy During the Sixteenth Century

Evans, James, Merchant Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery that transformed Tudor England

Grey, Ian, "Ivan the Terrible and Elizabeth of England," History Today 1962

Jansson, M.S. Maija, et al, eds., England and the North: The Russian Embassy of 1613-1614

Jewitt, Llewellyn, ed., "Historical Notes relating to Czar John 'the Terrible' of Russia and Queen Elizabeth of England," Reliquary, vol. XVI (July 1875), pp.1-18

Madariaga, Isabel de, Ivan the Terrible: First Tsar of Russia

Mayer, Kit, North-East Passage to Muscovy: Stephen Borough and the First Tudor Explorations

Twelfth International Medical Congress, "Medicine, Past and Present, In Russia," Supplement to The Lancet (August 7, 1897)

Waliszewski, Kazimierz, Ivan the Terrible

Willan, T. S., The Early History of the Russia Company 1553-1603

Willan, T. S., The Muscovy Merchants of 1555


Research Specific to Murder in the Merchant's Hall

Dale, Marian K., "The London Silkwomen of the Fifteenth Century," Economic History Review

Haynes, Alan, "Italian Immigrants in England, 1550-1603," History Today 1977

Luu, Lien, Immigrants and the Industries of London, 1500-1700

Masters, Robert, The History of the College of Corpus Christi . . . in the University of Cambridge

Nicholl, Charles, The Reckoning: The Murder of Christopher Marlowe

Sutton, Anne, The Mercery of London

Ungerer, Gustav, "Prostitution in Late Elizabethan England: The Case of Mary Newborough," in Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, Vol. 15, edited by John Pitcher, Robert Lindsey, and Susan Cerasano (pp. 138-223)


Research Specific to Murder in a Cornish Alehouse

Abbleby, John C., Under the Bloody Flag: Piracy in the Tudor Age

Batey, Colleen E., Tintagel Castle

Brady, Ciaran, The Chief Governors: The Rise and Fall of Reform Government in Tudor Ireland 1536-1588

Chynoweth, John, Tudor Cornwall

Childs, David, Pirate Nation: Elizabeth I and her Royal Sea Rovers

Davison, Brian K., Tintagel Castle

Herbert, Trevor, Tudor Wales

Lloyd, Rachel, English Adventurer: The Life of Captain Christopher Carleill

Mathew, David, "The Cornish and Welsh Pirates in the Reign of Elizabeth," English Historical Review, 39 (1924), pp.337-348

The National Trust, Coast of Cornwall #3: Boscastle

The National Trust, Coast of Cornwall #4: Tintagel

Orton, Harold, Stewart Sanderson and John Widdowson, eds., The Linguistic Atlas of England

Rowse, A. L., Court and Country: Studies in Tudor Social History

Rowse, A. L., Tudor Cornwall

Saunders, A. D., Launceston Castle

Trudgill, Peter, The Dialects of England

Upton, Clive and J. D. A. Widdowson, An Atlas of English Dialects

Williams, Neville, The Sea Dogs



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