Pirates and Privateers with James Seth

Pirates and Privateers with James Seth

That Shakespeare Life is supported by listeners who sign up to be our patrons. Join our listener community today. This website contains affiliate links. From 1560 until her death in 1603, Queen Elizabeth employed a group of privateers to raid, pillage, and rob ships...
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...