So much Shakespeare!
Browse our back catalog of episodes and explore the bonus history gems hidden in the show notes for each one. Use the search bar to find specific topics.
Nutmeg was valuable and popular at Christmastime, but it was also hotly fought over internationally in the 16th Century.
Eleanor of Aquitaine is called a Canker’d old woman in King John. Was Shakespeare right? Find out the real history with Alison Weir.
Fishing for sport was just finding popularity during Shakespeare’s lifetime. Explore methods, techniques, and types of fish with our guest, Myra Wright.
Explore what we know, and what we don’t, about Squanto’s life and the overlap of his story with that of William Shakespeare.
Gresham College was established in London when Shakespeare was 33 years old. Valerie Shrimplin visits to share the history.
Cesarean surgery was performed in Shakespeare’s lifetime and featured in his play, Macbeth. Learn the history with guest, Mary Fissell.
Pirates and Privateers were closely related for Shakespeare’s lifetime. Explore some of the famous ones and how they were entertained on ship with our guest, James Seth.
Pumpkin was a staple food for English colonists in the 1620s, and Shakespeare talks about them in his plays, too.
Coffee and tea were not popular in England for Shakespeare’s lifetime, but there’s an interesting history about where it was at for Shakespeare’s lifetime.
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