I know this site screams English Major, but I wanted to share it with you because it is awesome!
This site looks at Medieval, Renaissance, 17th Century, and Restoration English literature. It also explores Religious Writers, RenDrama, Metaphysical Poets, and Cavalier Poets.
Navigation is very simple, just click into any of the categories listed above from the main page. And once you’re inside them you’ll discover an array of authors, information, and literature.
I was amazed to click into 17th Century Literature and find women among the authors. That was an exciting find, and I quickly delved into their works. I am also a poetry fan so it was fun to dive into the poetry sections of the site and discover poets I hadn’t yet run across in my readings.
If there is a specific piece of literature you are looking for, you may want to scroll down the page to the Search Luminarium link, click it and then type the title or author into the search field.
I hope you enjoy discovering this literature, I know I did!