the shepheards calendar

The Shepheard's Calendar

Below is an image from our 1611 copy of Edmund Spenser’s works. As well as containing the Faerie Queen, the book also has other Spenser works including The Shepheard’s Calendar. While studying the book last week we noticed that each month began with one of these beautiful woodcuts. Each month we will upload an image from the calendar for you to enjoy. As January has just slipped past us, this month we will treat you to a double image.



Written by Sarah Stretton, Skills for the Future Graduate Trainee at The Hurd Library and University of Worcester Research Collections.