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Symbols of honour: heraldry at the Folger Shakespeare Library

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, has just opened a new exhibition on the subject of heraldry, entitled Symbols of Honour: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare’s England. We think of coats of arms as belonging only to the … Continue reading

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The facts about Shakespeare’s coat of arms

At some time in the late 1560s or early 1570s William’s father John Shakespeare enquired about acquiring a coat of arms for his family. John had ambition: as a young man he left the little village of Snitterfield for the … Continue reading

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