Index to Useful Links


This page last updated February 4, 2001

Besides the other pages that can be accessed through the All The King's Men Webring I have found many useful and interesting sites relating to the period 1550-1650.

I have separated these into the following categories:

E-zines Merchants, Miscellaneous, Museums, Online Documents, Organisations



The Moderne Aviso
Dedicated to America during the "founding age". Basically pre-revolutionary America. Now an archive of the issues published up to July, 1997



Gaukler Medieval Wares
A personal friend. He was made a Laurel in the SCA for his accurate jewellery and has sold some of his work to Disney.

G. Gedney Godwin
17thC. Items are grouped on a separate page but the rest of the catalogue has lots of useful stuff as well.

Julia Smith Historic Reproductions
Reproductions of colonial era pottery. Looks fantastic and was used in productions like The Crucible.

James Townsend and Sons
A revolutionary war supplier but with lots of goodies for earlier periods.

Syke's Sutlery
Supplies primarily 17thC. goods including muskets.

Reproductions of period tentage. The examples I have inspected are of excellent quality.



17th Century Reenacting Resources
An excellent collection of links and resources.

Elizabethan Commonplaces for Writers, Actors, and Re-enactors
A Compendium of Common Knowledge, 1558-1603.

The Elizabethan Costuming Page
Lots and lots of articles on costuming for men and women of the period.

Imago Mundi
Journal of the history of cartography. Not much to the site but if you can get access to a library that subscribes it is worth a look.

Shakespeares Globe
The reconstructed Globe theater on the south bank of the Thames in London.

Victoria Shakespeare Festival
Runs July - August in the inner harbour of Victoria, BC.



Fortress of Louisbourg
Canadian National Park where a "Vauban" fortress is brought to life. Out of period but using the same design principles as in period.

The Geometry of War 1500 - 1750
from the Museum of the History of Science at Oxford University.

The Gunpowder Plot
Guy Fawkes and the plot to blow up Parliament and the King.

Imperial Austria
Treasures of art, arms and armour from the state of Styria. An exhibition at the Canadian Museum of Civilisation.

Jamestown Rediscovery
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities is working to preserve the site of the Jamestown colony of 1607.

The Mary Rose, England
Museum dedicated to the remains of Henry VIII's ship the Mary Rose.

Plimoth Plantation
Reconstruction of an early 17thC. settlement in New England.

The Silverbank - National Geographic Society
Online article about a period ship.

The VASA Museum, Sweden
Dedicated to the ship that sank minutes into her voyage preserving the ship and many artifacts from c. 1630


Online Documents

Caleb Johnsons Mayflower Web Page
Intended for genealogists, it includes many interesting documents relating to the Mayflower "plantation"

Rowner Parish,1642
Information on Rowner parish near Portsmouth, Southern England in 1642

Thomas Hariot's Virginia
An archive edition of Thomas Hariot's A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia (1588/1590)

Treaty of Westphalia
The text of the treaty which ended the Thirty Years war.

Various Military Documents
Samples of military documents from Elizabeth's Army, by C.G. Cruickshank, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1966.



The Army of Gustavus II Adolphus
17th Century Swedish army reenacting

The English Civil War Society
This site links to many other sites as the ECWS is a group of regiments which seem very independent of each other from over here in Canada.

c. 1625 Society
A new group here in BC (in Burnaby) trying to do English living history using an Oxfordshire village as a focus.

Pacific Association for Recreating the Middle Ages
I am one of the founding members of PARMA. We are a group dedicated to accuracy and supporting scholarship.

Le Poulet Gauche
An SCA household in the Eastern U.S. trying to do living history using a tavern in 16thC. Calais as the focus. A lot of depth to this site.

The Sealed Knot
One of the original reenactment societies in England.

St. Giles College
(University of Victoria Medieval Club) in Victoria, BC. which is an affiliate of the Northern Region (BC and N. WA) of the Kingdom of An Tir, a part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

St. Maries Citty Militia
A reenactment society focusing on 17th Century Maryland.

The Trading Party
Portraying traders and customers of early colonial America, particularly Virginia.

Trayned Bandes of London [Currently offline?!?!?!?!?!]
Elizabethan and early Stuart living history includes : Tattershall Trayned Band