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The Glossary

Language is constantly changing and evolving, not least because of writers like Shakespeare and his passion for adding new words to our vocabularies. The Glossary defines some of the lesser known Elizabethan words that appear in this site.

Glossary List

Alderman
Angels' Food, Dragon's Milk, Mad Dog and Left Leg
Bear Baiting
Bedlam
Brogger
Catholic
Codpiece
Doublet
Excommunicated
Jesuit
Lascivious
Ovid
Papist
Petty school
Protestant
Puritan
Scrivener
Sedition
Virgil
In your state
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