Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, c. 1572 - Westminster (site of the Houses of Parliament) and on the opposite bank Lambeth Palace.

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Date:1572 - 1580 (c.)

Description:Westminster, and Whitehall Palace in Shakespeare's time.

To the west of the city of London, reached by road through semi-rural suburbs or by river boat, lay the centre of government at Whitehall Palace and Westminster Hall. The London base for the royal court of Queen Elizabeth I, and later King James I, lay at Whitehall, the palace built by King Henry VIII. Here the monarch lived, surrounded by members of the nobility serving as politicians, and courtiers.

Full title: Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, [from Civitates orbis terrarum. Coloniae Agrippinae, 1572 - c.1580](hand-coloured)


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1570s
Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, c. 1572  - detail - decorative title panel
Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, c. 1572 - detail - decorative title panel

'Londinium': ancient capital of Shakespeare's England. London had been founded ...

1590s
John Norden, The View of London Bridge from east to west, [1597]
John Norden, The View of London Bridge from east to west, [1597]

London Bridge, looking upstream in Shakespeare's time. London's medieval bridge ...

1610s
Jodocus Hondius, America, 1619 Map of the Americas - whole map, hand-coloured.
Jodocus Hondius, America, 1619 Map of the Americas - whole map, hand-coloured.

The Americas in the reign of James I, Shakespeare’s patron. Courtiers of ...

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