Napkins at the Table for the 16th Century

Napkins at the Table for the 16th Century

Access over 150 additional episodes in our back catalog on Patreon! Join today at http://www.patreon.com/thatshakespearelife  Shakespeare’s plays refer to a napkin at least 20 times, including As You Like It where Rosalind mentions a bloody napkin, in Hamlet 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 Have a Hand Gun?

Did Shakespeare Have a Hand Gun?

European Hand Cannon. Punches in the siege of a fortified city. Woodcut from Lucas Brandis Rudimentum noviciorum sive Chronicarum et historiarum epitome c. 1475 Source When we think about Shakespeare and his plays, we rarely think of Good Old England as having weapons...