Elizabethan England

The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England

July 10, 2013

My junior high school library had a series of books called Everyday Life in [fill in the historical period]. They had line drawings of period clothing, architectural drawings of buildings (common houses as well as castles), and details about food, games, school, etc. I suspect they were written in the 1920s or 1930s; they have […]

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History on Display: Henry VIII at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

June 4, 2013

My Own True Love and I recently went to see Henry VIII at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. As far as I’m concerned, the play isn’t one of Shakespeare’s best,* but the performance was a theatrical tour de force. As always. CST knows how to do it right. Written in 1613, ten years after the Queen Elizabeth’s […]

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