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Learning Languages and Love's Labour's Lost

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John Florio was a linguist and lexicographer, and his famous translation of Montaigne's "Essais" is known to have had a significant impact on several of Shakespeare's plays. In this post we talk about the array of Florio's various works that we have in ou

Madeleine Cox
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Nathaniel Hawthorne 1804–1864

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Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project: listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books. Meet Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Norma Hampson
In the Vault Birthplace Visitors

Nuremberg Jettons at the SBT

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Inside our numismatics collection is a set of tokens known as 'Nuremberg jettons', which were an important part of commerce in the 14th and 15th centuries.

Jennifer Reid
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Royal Scots Greys (2nd Dragoons)

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Norma Hampson is a long-standing volunteer at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive and has written this blog to share details from her current project: listing visitors from the early Birthplace visitor books. In this case, we have soldiers.

Norma Hampson
In the Vault Birthplace Visitors

Stratford's High (or Market) Cross

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One item in our collections is the base of High Cross (sometimes known as Market Cross) - an item that pre-dates Shakespeare and is a landmark the Bard himself would likely have passed on many occasions during his years in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Paul Taylor
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