This page gives a small selection of links relevant to the Mapping Medieval Chester project. The Mapping Medieval Chester project team can accept no responsibility for material on external sites.

Grosvenor Museum, Chester

Information about exhibitions and events at this Chester Museum.

Virtual Chester

Explore the modern city through 3D graphics.

Chester on the Web

A community web site and local business directory.

Chester: a virtual stroll around the walls

A mine of information on the city and its history.

Chester Tourist

Information for visitors to the city.

Chester Archaeological Society

Information about archaeology and local history in Chester.

Victoria County History Cheshire / Chester

Detailed and authoritative information on Chester and its history.

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

(Subscription only.) A digital facsimile of Pynson’s edition of Henry Bradshaw’s Life of St Werburge is available here.

Literature Online (LION)

(Subscription only.) A full text of Henry Bradshaw’s Life of St Werburge is available here.

REED (Records of Early English Drama)

‘REED is an international scholarly project that is establishing for the first time the broad context from which the great drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries grew. REED examines the historical MSS that provide external evidence of drama, secular music, and other communal entertainment and ceremony from the Middle Ages until 1642, when the Puritans closed the London theatres.’

York Doomsday Project

‘We cannot revisit the original performances of the York Mystery Cycle in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, either to see how the plays themselves were staged, or to interview the people who put them on or who watched them. We have, however, a considerable body of surviving evidence surrounding these vanished performances, their organisation, and their audiences. This ranges from financial accounts rendered by the pageant masters responsible for producing the plays to stained-glass windows showing similar scenes from the Bible; from the official script of the plays to City Council minutes regulating the performance; from the kind of devotional literature owned by York guildsmen and their wives to the City of York itself, where several of the original buildings along the pageant route still exist. The Project intends to collect and hyperlink all these evidences, and make them available to scholars and teachers of medieval theatre.’