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Jim Ellis

Graduate Courses in Winter 2014

Two courses in Winter 2014 will be of special interest to medieval and early modern students: Murray McGillivray‘s course on the Gawain …

Early Modern Fireworks

On the first day of her visit to Kenilworth Castle in 1575, Queen Elizabeth was greeted with a spectacular show of fireworks, …

Kenilworth Castle

This is a photograph of Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, the site of one of Queen Elizabeth’s most lavish theatrical pageants in 1575. Jim …

Deer Hunting at Kenilworth Castle

This woodcut appears in The Noble Arte Of Venerie (1576), a text about deerhunting now generally attributed to George Gascoigne.  Scholars now …