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Funeral monuments: remembering Shakespeare’s Henry V and Richard III

Hung be the heavens with black, yield day to night! Comets, importing change of times and states, Brandish your crystal tresses in the sky, And with them scourge the bad revolting stars That have consented unto Henry’s death! King Henry … Continue reading

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Mourning at the closing of the year

Shakespeare often idealised brotherhood: not just as a literal bond of blood, but also as a┬árelationship of close trust and love. In his own life Shakespeare was one of eight siblings. Infant mortality took its toll, two sisters dying as … Continue reading

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