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Holinshed's Chronicles: Shakespeare's History Source: About Holinshed & His Chronicles

Raphael Holinshed & His Chronicles

Biographies of Holinshed and About the Chronicles

Biography and Overview of The Chronicles / Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online Edition

  • Scholarly article includes information about the Chronicles' censorship, textual variations and literary and historical significance

"The Making of the Chronicles" / Holinshed Project, University of Oxford

  • Provides details about the collaborative authorship of the Chornicles, the two editions, and Holinshed's sources

Biography of Raphael Holinshed / Britannica Academic Edition

  • Brief entry about Holinshed and the Chronicles, plus links to related encyclopedia articles and play-specific references from Holinshed

Biography of Raphael Holinshed / Encyclopedia Britannica's Guide to Shakespeare

  • Brief entry about Holinshed and the Chronicles

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