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07 June 2014 @ 11:56 am
Bess of Hardwick's letters online  
I only discovered this website because I happened to check out a book written by someone who has contributed to the site, so in case you didn't know that Bess of Hardwick's letters were online, either:


There's also a lot of supplementary material on her life, and on early modern language and letter-writing, so I plan to spend a lot of time with it once my end-of-year grading is done...
Papa was a rodeo, mama was a rock-and-roll bandeye_of_a_cat on June 9th, 2014 12:04 pm (UTC)
I am biased because I know a lot of the people who worked on that project, but still - yay for the Bess letters! Although yikes, some of that handwriting. Give me the 18thC any day...
tempestsarekind: ladies in waiting [elizabeth]tempestsarekind on June 9th, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
I'm *still* miffed that no one taught me how to read secretary hand while I was doing my graduate degree! (Because, of course, that is the only thing that's keeping me from discovering a secret cache of letters in the archives…)