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John Gerarde’s History of Plants and other herbals

A valuable aspect of the debate about the proposed new lifetime portrait of Shakespeare is the interest it has raised in John Gerarde’s Herball. The previous Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Roger Pringle, and his wife Marian (Senior Librarian … Continue reading

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Burghley, Gerarde and Shakespeare examined again

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 of both. They’ve made interesting reading: Griffiths isĀ  extremely knowledgeable … Continue reading

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

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 a “Special Historic Edition” on 20 May … Continue reading

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