Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg, Londinium, c. 1572 - detail of Southwark district

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Date:1572 - 1580 (c.)

Description:Southwark: site of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

When Shakespeare arrived in London, aged about eighteen, he found work, possibly as a tender of horses outside a playhouse known as The Theatre in the north of the city. By 1598 he was one of five sharers in the actors' company which moved the timbers of the original Theatre across the river to be re-built as The Globe in Southwark. For ten years this was the home of the company of players, which became the King's Men in 1603.

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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