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Your search for posts with tags containing Queen Elizabeth 1 found 7 posts

Sir Walter Raleigh’s 400th anniversary

Sir Walter Raleigh, National Portrait Gallery 2018 marks 400 years since the death by execution of one of the most remarkable men of Shakespeare’s period, Sir Walter Raleigh. Raleigh is popularly known for bringing back the first potatoes from Virginia,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Apr 2018

Fireworks for Queen Elizabeth

Zoe Laughlin and Lucy Worsley in Fireworks for a Tudor Queen One of the most famous legends of Shakespeare’s life is the story that Shakespeare might have attended some of the celebrations that accompanied Queen Elizabeth 1’s visit to Kenilworth...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 Mar 2018

The Merry Wives of Windsor in the Royal Library

The title page of the First Quarto of The Merry Wives of Windsor The story that Shakespeare wrote The Merry Wives of Windsor in response to a request from Queen Elizabeth to see Falstaff in love goes back a long way. In the prologue to his 1702 adaptation...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Feb 2016

Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking reign

Queen Elizabeth II leaving Shakespeare’s Birthplace on her first visit to Stratford as reigning monarch, 1957. On 9 September 2015 Queen Elizabeth II becomes officially the longest-reigning British monarch in history, having survived for over 63...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Sep 2015

Burghley, Gerarde and Shakespeare examined again

The title page of Gerarde’s Herball, 1597 Last week the second of Mark Griffiths’ pieces about Gerarde’s Herball and its connections with Shakespeare was published in Country Life, and I’m grateful to friends for lending me copies...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Jun 2015

“Your gown’s a most rare fashion”: costume and Shakespeare

The Hardwick Hall portrait of Queen Elizabeth Picture the Elizabethan period and the chances are you will think of portraits, probably one of those dazzling paintings of Queen Elizabeth herself. There are so many, so well-known, they have individual names:...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Nov 2014

Shakespeare and the Warwick Pageant

Postcard of Queen Elizabeth and the Earl of Sussex, from the Warwick Pageant I’ve recently listened to an illustrated podcast of a talk given by Professor Michael Dobson in September 2012 at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford, entitled  A boy...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 30 Jun 2014

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Constructing Search Query URLs

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.