Did Shakespeare Have Stuffed Animals?

Did Shakespeare Have Stuffed Animals?

1577 (when Shakespeare was 13) painting of lady Arabella Stuart. Unknown author, shows her holding a doll dressed in period clothing. Source When you think about the life of William Shakespeare, it is easy to think of him in his prime–as a grown man, well...
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...
Episode 60: Brigitte Webster and the Tudor Knot Garden

Episode 60: Brigitte Webster and the Tudor Knot Garden

Welcome to Episode #60 of That Shakespeare Life, the podcast that takes you behind the curtain and into the life of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare uses Tudor Knot Gardens in his plays, most notably in Love’s Labour’s Lost, but also with a mention in Richard...
Episode 58: Natalie Elliot and Shakespeare’s Philosophy of Science

Episode 58: Natalie Elliot and Shakespeare’s Philosophy of Science

Welcome to Episode #58 of That Shakespeare Life, the podcast that takes you behind the curtain and into the life of William Shakespeare. With all of the major advances that have taken place since the The Scientific Revolution, it can be easy to forget how impactful...
Experience Shakespeare: How to Play 16th Century Card Game, Noddy

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

Our monthly subscription service called Experience Shakespeare delivers digital history activity kits once a month that takes a tidbit of Shakespeare's history, that also appears in his plays, and shows you how it happened, and gives you a small way you can try this...