Did Shakespeare Eat Acorns?

Did Shakespeare Eat Acorns?

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Did Shakespeare know about bears?

Did Shakespeare know about bears?

Welcome to week 2 of our series on Exotic Animals in Shakespeare's lifetime. Last week we talked about Ostriches, and you can find the link to Part 1 of this 4 part series in the show notes right below this video. As a quick add on from last week, I wanted to mention...
Did Shakespeare Know about Ostriches?

Did Shakespeare Know about Ostriches?

Well before the world enjoyed the arrival of William Shakespeare, the Tower of London had a long and well established history of housing exotic animals.  In 1288, Edward I added a lion and a lynx and created the first ever official “Keeper of the Animals” Edward III...
Did Shakespeare Have a Bathroom?

Did Shakespeare Have a Bathroom?

Where is the bathroom for Shakespeare? When you visit Stratford Upon Avon and you walk through Shakespeare’s Birthplace, or Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, you will see beautiful rooms decorated with the furniture from Shakespeare’s lifetime including beds, linens, and...
Did Shakespeare Go Trick or Treating?

Did Shakespeare Go Trick or Treating?

When it comes to the tradition of trick or treating on October 31, we can trace the origins of this practice back to Tudor England. Some say it was even under Queen Mary that the phrase “All Hallow’s Eve” was reportedly first used. The practice of trick or treating...
Did Shakespeare Carve a Pumpkin?

Did Shakespeare Carve a Pumpkin?

Halloween is right around the corner and that means pumpkins! Modern day carved pumpkins can trace their roots back to many 18-19th century legends about a man named Jack who tricked the Devil into buying him a drink and was forced to wander the Earth after death...