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View Resource Mostly Medieval: Exploring the Middle Ages

Mostly Medieval accurately describes this webpage, and it's a rather fine potpourri of information related to the Middle Ages. The site was created by Susan Wallace as the result of a research for a novel set in 13th century Scotland. Visitors can make their way through sections such as "Ballads," "Beasties," "Book of Days," "God and War," and "Heraldry." The "Ballads" area is a nice place to...
View Resource Ballad Operas Online

A ballad opera is neither rife with ballads, nor an opera. Rather, a ballad opera is a "British stage production from 1728 to 1760 that combines a comic or sentimental play with musical numbers that re-used 'common Tunes' i.e. airs whose broad circulation allowed them to be recalled by title only." This ballad opera website was created at Oxford University and represents the collective efforts of...