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 Meet Pocahontas?

Did Shakespeare Meet Pocahontas?

IMAGE: Portrait of Pocahontas, wearing a tall hat, and seen at half-length. Around the oval lettering reads: “MATOAKA AĽS REBECCA FILIA POTENTISS: PRINC: POWHATANI IMP: VIRGINIÆ”. Below oval “Ætatis suæ 21. Ao / 1616.” Below: “Matoaks aľs...
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...