The links listed below provide information about Spenser and his work.
The links below may help to provide some context for the religious references in Spencer's work.
The links below provide some context about the time period in which Spenser wrote. To look up other specific references not addressed below, consult the resources listed under "Look Up Quick Facts."
Web version of the Oxford English Dictionary (2nd ed.) and the Additions Series. New entries and revisions are added quarterly. Extremely valuable resource for researching the history of individual words, including the first recorded use.
For help with some of the allusions to mythology and other literary texts in The Faerie Queene, consult the resources below.