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January 9

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago this week? “ADDRESS To those who possess a PUBLIC SPIRIT.” When bookseller Robert Bell inserted a notice about upcoming auctions in the January 3, 1771, edition of the New-York...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 9 Jan 2021

January 3

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “The promotion of which vivifieth individuals, and tendeth towards the elevation and enriching of THE LAND WE LIVE IN.” Robert Bell was one of the most innovative, industrious,...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 3 Jan 2021

July 24

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “An Exhibition of modern Books, by AUCTION.” Robert Bell, one of the most influential booksellers and auctioneers in eighteenth-century America, toured New England in...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 24 Jul 2020

July 7

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “Robert Bell, BOOKSELLER and AUCTIONIER.” Historians of the book have long credited Robert Bell as one of the most innovative, industrious, and successful booksellers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 7 Jul 2020

February 5

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? “All the Books in this Catalogue are either American Manufacture, or imported long before the Non-Importation Agreement.” Robert Bell, one of the most industrious booksellers...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Feb 2020

Remembering Garrick’s Jubilee in Stratford-upon-Avon

The statue of Shakespeare donated by David Garrick Imagine the scene in Stratford-upon-Avon on Saturday 9 September 1769, the morning after the night before, indeed after the three days of David Garrick’s Jubilee. There was an undignified rush to...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Sep 2019

David Garrick’s Jubilee Ode, 1769

Garrick’s Jubilee Amphitheatre, illustrated by Robert Bell Wheler in 1806 Today, 7 September 2019, is the 250th anniversary of the highlight of David Garrick’s Shakespeare Jubilee. In the specially-built amphitheatre Garrick delivered his...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 7 Sep 2019

Shakespeare and St George in Stratford-upon-Avon

14th century Russian icon of St George and the Dragon 23rd April is celebrated as the special day of St George, the patron saint of England. He’s one of the most popular of saints, venerated in Romania,  parts of Greece, Catalonia and Egypt,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Apr 2017

St. Robert Bellarmine and the Declaration of Independence

Matthew Bunson, formerly editor of OSV's The Catholic Answer Magazine, writes now for EWTN's National Catholic Register. One of his first contributions is this editorial:On the day that the Continental Congress approved its resolution for independence...

Wheler’s Folio

Some of the Shakespeare’s Birthplace Trust’s most valuable books were donations, such as the so called ‘Wheler Folio’ named after its donor: Miss Anne Wheler.  It’s a First Folio of Shakespeare’s works published...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Apr 2016

Shakespeare’s ring

On 16 March 1810 “Shakespeare’s ring” was discovered near the Church in Stratford-upon-Avon. The story is told by Stratford historian and solicitor Robert Bell Wheler. “Upon Friday, the 16th day of March, 1810, this ancient gold...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Mar 2016

The rain it raineth every day

The 2007 flood Over the last few weeks the news has been dominated by the dreadful and repeated flooding in parts of northern England and Scotland as a series of storms have swept across the UK. Cities have been swamped and ancient bridges swept away....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 4 Jan 2016

Uncovering my Stratford roots

Garrick’s Jubilee Amphitheatre, illustrated by Robert Bell Wheler in 1806 On 28 December 1798 William Tompkins was christened in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. He was my great-great-grandfather. I came across this fact, as it happened,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 1 Jan 2016

The Battle of Waterloo: a Shakespeare connection

William Sadler’s painting of the Battle of Waterloo 2015 is a good year for centenaries. 800 years on, Magna Carta is probably the most important of these, and towards the end of October we’ll be celebrating 600 years since the great victory...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Sep 2015

The story of Shakespeare’s brooch

The history of Shakespeare’s brooch On Tuesday 8 September 2015 the new season of meetings of Stratford’s Shakespeare Club will begin.  Following the AGM to be held at 7.15 the subject of the evening’s talk will be Shakespeare...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Sep 2015

1814 – The Shakespeare Myths Grow

R. B. Wheler’s manuscript of his Guide to Stratford, 1814.   In 1814 interest in the town of Shakespeare’s birth was growing. An important antiquarian at the time was Robert Bell Wheler who published ‘A Guide to Stratford-upon-Avon’ that...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 27 Jan 2015

Robert Bell Wheler, “the historian of Stratford”

Wheler’s 1814 Guide to Stratford 2014 is being celebrated as the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, but in Stratford there is also another significant anniversary this year. It is just 200 years since Robert Bell Wheler published his...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 Sep 2014

History Today column: In search of lost time

If we think of time at all, it is as a dimension: something we travel through, an abstract and universal measure against which we mark our progress, and against which we are judged – from minute to minute, from hour to hour, from day to day, from birth...
From: Mathew Lyons on 31 Mar 2014

Shakespeare’s Mulberry Juice – Birthplace exhibition

This week for ‘Shakespeare on Show’ we are looking at a small glass bottle of mulberry juice currently on display in the Birthplace exhibition room. Bottle of mulberry juice, STRST : SBT 1868-3/87 A label attached to the bottle tells us ‘This...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 1 Jul 2013

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