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Travelling to Scotland: Ben Jonson and John Taylor’s journeys on foot

Many Shakespeare enthusiasts will know that Ben Jonson visited Scotland in 1618-19, after Shakespeare’s death. His aim was to visit some of his friends, and he spent Christmas with a poet, William Drummond, the Laird of Hawthornden, who recorded some … Continue reading

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John Taylor, the water poet

John Taylor, known as the Water-Poet, was one of the characters of Elizabethan and Jacobean London. On 25 July 1622 he undertook an impressive publicity stunt, attempting to row down the Thames from London to the Isle of Sheppey in … Continue reading

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