In 1610, if you asked someone in London who William Shakespeare was, they would say ‘a poet’. If you asked someone in Stratford-upon-Avon the same thing, they would say ‘a property owner’.
The first garden we visited on Sunday as part of Open Garden Squares weekend was the garden of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers.
Many superstitions during the Tudor period dated back to traditions and beliefs from much earlier times.
Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744) was a poet and writer and has become the second-most frequently quoted writer
In Elizabethan times, plays generally took place at 2pm in the afternoon, with the actors rehearsing the play in the morning and putting it on in the afternoon.
The first painting owned by the National Portrait Gallery was in 1856 and is known today as the Chandos painting.