Author(s): Jeremy Black (University of Exeter, UK)
William Shakespeare's lifetime (1564-1616) spanned the reigns of the last of the Tudors, Elizabeth I and the first of the Stuart kings, James I and the changing times and political mores of the time were reflected through his plays.
This beautiful new book looks at the England in which Shakespeare worked through maps and illustrations that reveal the way that he and his contemporaries saw their land and their place in the world.
It also explores the locations of his plays and looks at the possible inspirations for these and why Shakespeare would have chosen to set his stories there.
An exploration through maps of the land and time in which Shakespeare wrote.
Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. He has written extensively on the history of mapping and its relationship to history and culture, and has lectured extensively around the world. Recent publications for Bloomsbury include: Metropolis (2015), Maps of War (2016) and the forthcoming Mapping Naval Warfare (2017).