Did Shakespeare Know About Virginia Dare?

Did Shakespeare Know About Virginia Dare?

Obviously, we cannot know for certain what Shakespeare did or didn't know, but we can surmise from great evidence. In this case, there is a consensus among historians that yes, Shakespeare–and indeed everyone in England—knew about Virginia Dare. Virginia...
Did Shakespeare Know John Smith?

Did Shakespeare Know John Smith?

IMAGE:Based on John Smith's 1614 voyage along the New England coast, this is the first printed map devoted specifically to this region. It is also the first to use the name “New England”for an area that had up until this time been called “North Virginia.”Smith, who is...
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 Think Unicorns Were Real?

Did Shakespeare Think Unicorns Were Real?

Continuing our series on Shakespeare and Mythological Animals (our new course that will be available in full inside the membership area at the end of July), we are taking a look at the unicorn in Shakespeare's plays. From the Bible to the ships of famous explorers,...
Episode 31: Shakespeare Eating Turkey with Guest Malene Lauritsen

Episode 31: Shakespeare Eating Turkey with Guest Malene Lauritsen

Welcome to Episode #31 of That Shakespeare Life, the podcast that takes you behind the curtain and into the life of William Shakespeare. Happy Thanksgiving! This week we are celebrating the surprising history of turkeys in England just as many families in the United...