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What constitutes a diet drink?

Written by Solveig Roervik While transcribing the Ann Fanshawe manuscript, I came upon a drink called a diet drink. Because of the way the ingredients were suspended in liquid, the recipe resembled a modern herb tea, but in two other manuscripts...
From: emroc on 29 May 2017

Botanologia. The English Herbal

Hand-colored illustrations of the “Small Burnet” and the “Large Common Burnet” in William Salmon’s Botanologia. The English Herbal (London, 1710), from Haverford College’s Quaker & Special Collections, call# QK41.S17.In...
From: Darin Hayton on 20 Dec 2016

Pumpkins and cabbages: vegetables in Shakespeare’s Windsor

At the end of the growing season the shops are full of produce, with onions, pumpkins and other vegetables in store for the winter. As the harvest hymn has it, “all is safely gathered in /ere the winter storms begin”. In a lovely little book...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Nov 2015

Prick’t By Benedictus: Blessed Thistle and Much Ado About Nothing

by Jennifer Sherman Roberts There’s a playful moment in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing that occurs after the darker elements of the play have been set in motion but while the tone is still comedic. Margaret is helping Hero prepare …...
From: The Recipes Project on 2 Jul 2015

Father Gerard, SJ in Historical Fiction

From the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, English historical fiction author Linda Root writes about how Father John Gerard, SJ, started taking over a novel she was working on:I had never heard of John Gerard until I was adding finishing touches...

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

More matter for a May morning: Gerarde’s Herball and Shakespeare

Detail from the 1597 title page of Gerarde’s Herball After a few days away out of reach of the internet I returned home to find a new Shakespeare controversy had erupted. Country Life, not normally known for its Shakespeare content, had published...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 May 2015

Country Life, Shakespeare and midsummer madness

Like most people, I suspect, I was surprised by the news that someone had discovered a contemporary portrait of Shakespeare. And bemused, too, that they would chose to reveal the fact in Country Life. My heart sank, though, when I saw that the case relied...
From: Mathew Lyons on 22 May 2015

The sweet birds, O, how they sing!

A swallow at Mary Arden’s House Standing on the aptly-named Swallow Point, a promontory overlooking the Bristol Channel a week or so ago with some local birdwatchers, I was reminded what an exciting time this is for wildlife. They noted how many...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 Apr 2015

Book Review: "God's Traitors"

Rather like Adrian Tinniswood with The Verneys: A True Story of Love, War, and Madness in Seventeenth Century England, which focused on that family's reactions to events like the English Civil War and Interregnum,  in God's Traitors: Terror...

St. Anne Line and Three Priests at Tyburn

There is a rich story here of martyrdom, the relationships between Recusant Catholic laity and priests, and of love and sacrifice. Although only two priests were martyred with St. Anne Line on February 27, 1601, a third priest connected with her story...

Anne Line and Shakespeare: Tragedy and Christ

On my review stack is this volume, Anne Line: Shakespeare's Tragic Muse by Martin Dodwell. Mr. Dodwell follows up on the efforts of John Finnis and Patrick Martin, and others, who see a connection between Shakespearean works and the story of Anne Line....

Exploring CPP 10a214: Pages from Gerard’s Herbal

By Rebecca Laroche, with Hillary Nunn In recent months, as part of our continuing exploration of the unique and marvelous manuscript at the College of Physicians, Hillary Nunn and I have been examining the nature of sources as they are or are not delineated...
From: The Recipes Project on 21 May 2013

Execution of Anne Line and Companions, February 27, 1601

I will be on the Son Rise Morning Show this morning (7:45 a.m. EST/6:45 a.m. CST) to discuss today's martyrs and the scene at Tyburn on Feburary 27, 1601, when St. Anne Line was hung and then Blessed Mark Barkworth, OSB and Blessed Roger Filcock were...

Candlemas, 1601 in London

On Candlemas, February 2, 1601, Jesuit priest, Father Francis Page, was celebrating Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple at the safe house in London run by Anne Line.Father John Gerard, SJ, author of the memoir Autobiography...

Book Review: Father John Gerard's Memoir

As this author notes: It is difficult to over-estimate the importance of the Elizabethan period in English history to the problems of our own times. In the sixteenth century, the English crown was determined to assert the authority of the State over the...

Father John Gerard's Autobiography

Ignatius Press has reissued this translation of Father John Gerard, SJ's autobiography made by Father Philip Caraman, SJ , unexpurgated, with an introduction by Father James V. Schall, SJ:Truth is stranger than fiction. And nowhere in literature...

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