Major Authors Top
The Derbyshire Writers' Guild
Luminarium: Sir Francis Bacon
The Bible (Authorized Version, also known as King James Bible)
BibleGateway.com Offers search facilities for many translations of the Bible
English Bible Translations Describes the different translations
The William Blake Archive
Book of Common Prayer
The Book of Common Prayer
BBC: Edmund Burke Biography
Stanford: Edmund Burke A more philosophical analysis
Lewis Carroll Society
Harvard: Chaucer Covers texts and background information
Luminarium: Geoffrey Chaucer Covers life and works
The Churchill Centre
Charles Darwin Online
Victorian Web: Charles Dickens
Number10.gov: Benjamin Disraeli A political view of Disraeli and his career
Victorian Web: Benjamin Disraeli A more literary view
Academy of American Poets: John Donne A brief summary with further links
Luminarium: John Donne A more extensive view
West Midlands Literary Heritage: George Eliot Profile and links
Warwickshire County Council: George Eliot Particular focus on the George Eliot Collection
T. S. Eliot
Modern American Poetry: T. S. Eliot
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson Society
Samuel Johnson Birthplace Information about life and works
Samuel Johnson Sound Bite Page Johnson quotations, including a topical guide
White House: Abraham Lincoln A political view of Lincoln and his career
Abraham Lincoln Research A general view
Luminarium: John Milton
Victorian Web: Alexander Pope
British Library: Shakespeare in Quarto Extensive background linked to the original quarto texts
InternetShakespeare Shakespeare's life and times
George Bernard Shaw
Literature Network: George Bernard Shaw/
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Victorian Web: Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Mark Twain House
The Voltaire Foundation A good biography
The Great Debate: Voltaire Biography with links
Dove Cottage: William Wordsworth
William Butler Yeats
Useful Links Top
BBC - Arts - Poetry - Outloud
Listen to poets performing their own work, including Seamus Heaney, W. H. Auden, Ogden Nash, Ted Hughes, Les Murray, Lord Tennyson, Stevie Smith, and Simon Armitage.
BBC - BBC Four - Audio Interviews
Listen to interviews from the BBC's archive with actors, architects, broadcasters, cartoonists, composers, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, painters, philosophers, photographers, playwrights, poets, political activists, religious thinkers, scientists, sculptors, sports people, and writers.
Over 25,000 biographies of influential people past and present are collected here on the US Biography Channel's web page.
British Library Sound Archive
The Sound Archive holds over a million discs, 185,000 tapes, and many other sound and video recordings. Search the catalogue with entries for almost two and a half million recordings. Also listen to samples online, and see the 'Drama and Literature' and 'Oral History' collections for famous voices.
This BBC web page presents biographies of important historical figures.
Historical Voices is one of the first fully functional multimedia libraries available online, with links to collections of sound recordings such as US History and Politics Out Loud, a searchable archive of politically significant sound recordings. Historical voices is housed at Michigan State University.
Internet Poetry Archive
The Internet Poetry Archive website is produced at the University of North Carolina. Listen to recordings of readings by poets such as Seamus Heaney and Margaret Walker.
Internet Public Library - Presidents of the United States
In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included.
Listening Booth - The Academy of American Poets
The poets.org Listening Booth includes audio clips of poems featured in the online poetry exhibits and samples from the Academy's Poetry Audio Archive. Listen to readings of their own work by poets including W. H. Auden, e. e. cummings, Robert Graves, Allen Ginsberg, T. S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Ezra Pound, Dylan Thomas, and W. B. Yeats.
Luminarium - Anthology of English Literature
Resources for English literature from 1350 to 1785.
National Portrait Gallery (Australia)
Since 1998, the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra has been collecting portraits of notable Australians. Search and browse the collection online to view images from the collection, accompanied by biographies of the subjects and links to relevant websites.
National Portrait Gallery (UK)
The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect images of famous British men and women. Search the collection and view images online.
National Portrait Gallery (USA)
The National Portrait Gallery houses images of thousands of significant Americans. There are guides to selected highlights from the collection, and portraits of all the presidents in the 'Hall of Presidents'.
OzLife - Australian Biography Index
Hosted by the National Library of Australia, OzLife provides access to the citations of biographical articles in major Australian newspapers. This link no longer works and we are unable to find a suitable alternative.
The Prime Minister's Office
Official biographies of British Prime Ministers.
ScreenSound collects, preserves and shares Australia's audiovisual history. Digital works in the collection are available for online listening. Search the catalogue of the collection which contains items spanning over 100 years of Australia's film, television, radio, and recorded sound heritage.
Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound
The Archive houses more than 200,000 recordings. Listen to highlights of the collection at the Soundbytes page. Search the entire collection online.
The Victorian Web
Covers British literature, history, and culture during the age of Victoria, plus relevant material related to both earlier and later periods and comparative materials from countries outside the United Kingdom.
Video Gallery - Famous Speeches - The History Channel
Go to the site's 'Great Speeches' section where you can access a vast audio and video collection of speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the twentieth century. All speeches are downloadable in Real Audio format and are accompanied by a brief biography of the speaker.
The White House - Presidents
Official biographies of American Presidents.
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