10 surviving secrets of Shakespeare’s London

From bear pits to heads on spikes, the bits of the bard's London that remain Shakespeare arrived in London around 1590, aged 26, and stayed for almost a quarter of a century at various addresses in the City and Southwark.

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10 surviving secrets of Shakespeare’s London

From bear pits to heads on spikes, the bits of the bard’s London that remain Shakespeare arrived in London around 1590, aged 26, and stayed for almost a quarter of a century at various addresses in the City and Southwark. He found a timbered metropolis of 200,000 people, ravaged by plague, yet outgrowing its medieval walls.…

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