Experience Shakespeare: How to Play Maw, 16th Century Card Game

You can use this tutorial to learn how to play the game of Maw. The official rules of Maw are outlined inside The Groom Porter's Laws which appear in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides published in England in the sixteenth Century… as preserved in the Library of...
Ep 78: Samuel Jermy and the Lord Mayor’s Show

Ep 78: Samuel Jermy and the Lord Mayor’s Show

One of the ways we fund the podcast is through affiliate links. If you purchase these items through our links, we make a commission. This, and all the posts here on our website, may contain such affiliate links.  Welcome to Episode #78 of That Shakespeare Life, the...
Did Shakespeare Meet Squanto?

Did Shakespeare Meet Squanto?

IMAGE: Squanto or Tisquantum teaching the Plymouth colonists to plant corn with fish. Bricker, Garland Armor. The Teaching of Agriculture in the High School. New York: Macmillan, 1911. Page 112. Source One of the heroes of American history is Squanto.  also called...
Did Shakespeare Use a Gauntlet?

Did Shakespeare Use a Gauntlet?

IMAGE: Richard FitzAlan, 11th Earl of Arundel; Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester; Thomas de Mowbray, Earl of Nottingham; Henry, Earl of Derby (later Henry IV); and Thomas de Beauchamp, 12th Earl of Warwick, demand Richard II to let them prove by arms the...