The 1641 Depositions (Trinity College Dublin, MSS 809-841) are witness testimonies mainly by Protestants, but also by some Catholics, from all social backgrounds, concerning their experiences of the 1641 Irish rebellion.
A significant collection of primary sources for the historical study of sex, sexuality, and gender. Dating back to the sixteenth century, the material covers changes in sexual norms, health and hygiene, sex education, the rise of sexology, changing gender roles, social movements and activism, erotica, and much more.
Bess of Hardwick (c.1521/2 or 1527-1608) is one of Elizabethan England's most famous figures. She is renowned for her reputation as a dynast and indomitable matriarch and perhaps best known as the builder of great stately homes like the magnificent Hardwick Hall and Chatsworth House.