Elizabethan Islington- The ‘Upstart Crow’ and his Queen
Sun 19 November 2017, 11:30 – 1:00
Meet outside Finsbury Library, 245 Saint John Street, London, EC1V 4NB
Treachery and spectacle!
A description that could be applied to Shakespeare's plays or the life of his patron - Queen Elizabeth. Our knowledge of most of the aspects of day to day existence in Elizabethan England is sparse but in 2 particular areas it is rich in detail – theatre and royalty. On this tour we learn all about the upstart playwright's time in Clerkenwell including a stop at the site of a theatre where his plays were performed, very similar to the one in the TV series. We also find out how dangerous life was for Good Queen Bess and visit many outstanding historical buildings, still existing today, that she would have frequented.
Join us to discover the parishes, plays and murderous plots of Elizabethan Islington.
Cost £9 in advance at https://tinyurl.com/y9w4q8xx or on the day.
For photos of the walk see the album at www.facebook.com/guidetribe
24 March 2018 10.45 am Highbury - Grand Houses and Grander Stadiums, meet at Highbury and Isllington Station (with London Walks, cost £10).
Click on walks at the top of the page for full details of all of my walks. You can see albums of the areas covered at www.facebook.com/guidetribe.