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Shakespeare’s Warwick

The Beauchamp Chapel, Warwick I recently went on a tour of one of Warwick’s most ancient buildings, the Collegiate Church of St Mary. As we were taken round, our guide pointed out memorials that made me wonder about the impact this town and its...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Sep 2017

The Enchanted Pen: The Reign of King Edward III

I stood up, fist-pumped a triumphant “Yes,” and collapsed onto the floor into giddy carpet-angels. At 2:59pm on January 5, 2017, I did it. I read the word “queen” and was finished with the complete works of William Shakespeare,...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 27 Feb 2017

Katherine Swynford: Enduring Interest

Above: Katherine by Anya Seton. Katherine Swynford, duchess of Lancaster, is one of the most fascinating women in medieval English history. Most people know Katherine from Anya Seton's novel, published in 1954. Anya's Katherine is passionate,...
From: Conor Byrne on 10 Mar 2016

Edward II and Isabella of France

The relationship between King Edward II and his wife Isabella of France is almost always depicted in negative terms. In Derek Jarman's film Edward II (1991), Tilda Swinton offers a sexually frustrated, ambitious Isabella who turns against her ineffectual...
From: Conor Byrne on 16 Apr 2015

Alice Perrers, Mistress of Edward III

Above: A fictional depiction of Alice Perrers attending the deathbed of her lover, King Edward III.History abounds with the names of those who enchanted kings and became their mistresses. They were the stars at the centre of royal courts, they basked...
From: Conor Byrne on 16 Feb 2015

Propelling Edward III (Propeller) @ Wimbledon College of Arts

I was privileged this weekend to take part in an experimental two-day event at Wimbledon College of Arts with Propeller, a company on whom I’ve been working for some time (as well as providing talks for at Nottingham Theatre Royal). The event was...
From: The Bardathon on 4 Feb 2015

13 November 1312: The Birth of Edward III

On 13 November 1312, future king Edward III was born at Windsor Castle to Edward II of England and his teenage wife, Isabella of France. Contemporaries wrote that 'on the feast of St Brice in the sixth year of the reign of our lord King Edward, second...
From: Conor Byrne on 13 Nov 2014

21 September 1327: The Death of Edward II?

Above: Edward II's tomb effigy at Gloucester Cathedral.Edward II, king of England from 1307, allegedly died at Berkeley Castle twenty years later, on 21 September 1327. As biographer Harold F. Hutchinson explains in his 1971 study of the king: 'The true...
From: Conor Byrne on 21 Sep 2014

Inventory for a play/masque

Chaucer at the Court of Edward III There’s snow outside and I am sitting at my comfy desk, in my comfy room researching medieval ‘theatre’ – such as it was – when I stumble upon an inventory for a performance during the...
From: Abraham Adcock on 30 Jan 2014

WHAT: a benefit performance of Edward III WHERE: Illinois State...

WHAT: a benefit performance of Edward III WHERE: Illinois State University’s Center for the Performing Arts WHEN: Monday, 22 April 2013 at 5:00PM Mark your calendar now for The Shakespeare Project’s final show of our 18th season. We will present...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 27 Mar 2013

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