Our interview with Maggie Secara from Renaissance – The Elizabethan World

When I discover a website that is absolutely brimming with useful information about 16th century England I get so excited. This is exactly how I felt when I stumbled across Maggie Secara’s site, ‘Renaissance – The Elizabethan World‘, last year.

If you are keen to explore and learn more about Elizabethan England then this is the site for you. Maggie offers a plethora of information about everyday life in Elizabeth’s England, Life at court, Heraldry, and Sumptuary Laws to name but a few areas of interest.

You can also download or browse a copy of ‘A Compendium of Common Knowledge: 1558-1603’ absolutely packed with information about games, food, money, religion, language, weddings and much, much more!

A Compendium of Common Knowledge by Maggie Secara

If you thought it couldn’t get any better, then you were wrong. The Compendium is now available to buy in paperback! You can take it with you on your travels, write in the margins and keep it by your bedside.

The Compendium at elizabethan.org has been used on-line for years as a unique reference for writers, students, actors, re-enactors, and Elizabethan enthusiasts of all kinds. Now you can have the whole thing at your fingertips.

I have also just published my interview with Maggie where she shares with us the inspiration behind the Compendium, her thoughts on Elizabeth I and one of the best ‘Elizabeth’ quotes I’ve heard to date.

Read the full interview here.

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