The history of Renaissance humanism in England in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries has been central to my research since my graduate days in the mid-1990s. From it has also grown other projects, like my on-going investigation of the manuscripts of John Tiptoft, earl of Worcester. At present (October 2010), I am close to the completion of my monograph on early quattrocento humanism and its engagement with the English. The book is tentatively titled England and the Identity of Italian Renaissance Humanism, c. 1400 – c. 1460.
The purpose of the pages collected under this heading is to provide extra resources on the topic which are either not yet available in print or unlikely to be published in hard copy.
The first page to be uploaded is a collection of manuscript descriptions, provided from the appendix to my 1997 doctoral thesis.
Also relevant to this subject is the fourth edition of Roberto Weiss’s Humanism in England during the Fifteenth Century for which I provided the addenda, introduction and appendix. It is available on-line at the Medium Aevum website.