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Shakespeare’s Restless World

New series on BBC Radio 4

Issue No. 2299

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

This new radio series sees presenter Neil MacGregor exploring the world at the time of William Shakespeare by examining the history of 20 objects from that period.

Objects profiled include a 1589 silver medal commemorating Francis Drake’s voyage around the world, a communion cup used in the Protestant services reintroduced by Elizabeth I and a 16th century woollen apprectice’s cap.

This series is a follow‑up to 2010’s A History of the World in 100 Objects and promises to be just as fascinating.

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Tue 17 Apr 2012, 17:51 BST
Issue No. 2299
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