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Book, Octavo, Woodcut, Illustration, Image
This rich collection of woodcuts gives a fascinating insight into global fashions of Shakespeare’s day. With its Italian...
This map, published in 1737, gives a ‘View of London about the Year 1560’. The Blackfriars district can be seen on the n...
Broadside ballad, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration, Image
This item is a single-sheet broadside ballad (subsequently cut in two) called ‘New Mad Tom of Bedlam or, The Man in the ...
In 1596 John Shakespeare and his son William were granted a coat of arms by the College of Arms, elevating them to the r...
Firste Fruites is an Italian-English manual which fulfilled the growing demand for Italian Renaissance culture in Elizab...
Book, Quarto, Illustration, Image
Queen Elizabeth I’s physician, Roderigo Lopez, was tried and executed for allegedly plotting to kill the queen in 1594. ...
Manuscript, Draft proclamation
This draft proclamation of 1601 is an important document revealing that there must have been a significant proportion of...
This panorama of London, dated 1616, is an engraving by Claes Visscher (1586–1652), and one of the best views of London ...
Illustration, Image, Map
This panorama of London was engraved by C J Visscher and first printed in 1616. This is a later version, printed by Fred...
The signature ‘Wm Shakspē’ appears on the first of four labels attached to this mortgage deed. It is one of six of Willi...
Friendship album, Manuscript, Illustration, Image
This remarkable friendship album was put together by a man named Michael van Meer, who seems to have lived in Hamburg an...
Pamphlet, Woodcut, Illustration, Image
In June 1595, around 1,000 apprentices took part in a riot on Tower Hill in London. The rioters were mostly very poor an...
This playfully ironic book paints a vivid picture of pleasure-seeking life in Jacobean London. It gives humorous suggest...
The First Folio is the first collected edition of William Shakespeare's plays, collated and published in 1623, seven yea...
This painting is by Quentin Metsys the Younger, a Flemish painter and artist of the Tudor court. It is one of several Si...