Did Shakespeare Know About Jamestown?

Did Shakespeare Know About Jamestown?

One exciting part of Shakespeare’s life was the almost constant focus on exploration to the New World which saw both Elizabeth I, and later James I of England, send companies of explorers across the ocean to try and settle in what was known as Virginia. Named after...
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 Eat Turkey?

Did Shakespeare Eat Turkey?

Image is not mine. It’s from a blog on Elizabethan Food which I encourage you read here. (That’s not an affiliate link, I’m just trying to be very clear that the image is not mine and give credit where it’s due.) Turkeys were exotic animals for...
Did Shakespeare Smoke Tobacco? (New on YouTube)

Did Shakespeare Smoke Tobacco? (New on YouTube)

When Sir Walter Raleigh brought tobacco over to England in the late 1500s, he tried to get Elizabeth I to try it. She must have liked it because the small little plant took off in popularity, being smoked, raised, farmed, harvested, and used both medicinally and...