Napkins at the Table for the 16th Century

Napkins at the Table for the 16th Century

Access over 150 additional episodes in our back catalog on Patreon! Join today at http://www.patreon.com/thatshakespearelife  Shakespeare’s plays refer to a napkin at least 20 times, including As You Like It where Rosalind mentions a bloody napkin, in Hamlet the...
Robin Hood in 16-17th Century England

Robin Hood in 16-17th Century England

Access over 150 additional episodes in our back catalog on Patreon! Join today at http://www.patreon.com/thatshakespearelifeWilliam Shakespeare refers to the legend of Robin Hood in his play, As You Like it with the old Duke exiled to the Forest of Arden with a group...
Exclamation Point in the 16th Century

Exclamation Point in the 16th Century

Access over 150 additional episodes in our back catalog on Patreon! Join today at http://www.patreon.com/thatshakespearelife  In his 1611 English to French dictionary, Randle Cotgrave defines the exclamation point as “the point of admiration and detestation”...
Strangers’ Hall: A 16th C Home for Refugees

Strangers’ Hall: A 16th C Home for Refugees

Access over 150 additional episodes in our back catalog on Patreon! Join today at http://www.patreon.com/thatshakespearelife  In the 16th century, one man from Norwich, Thomas Sotherton, wanted to encourage these refugees to settle in Norfolk, specifically, because...
The Establishment of Fort Raleigh in 1587

The Establishment of Fort Raleigh in 1587

Get over150 additional shows plus bonus Shakespeare history on Patreon! Join today at http://www.patreon.com/thatshakespearelife In 1584, Spain dominated the coasts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and modern day Florida. England, under the rule of...