This is a pen-and-ink sketch of Shakespeare’s coat-of-arms drawn on the October 20, 1596 rough draft of the application to be grant a coat-of-arms to John Shakespeare, William’s father.

Episode 19: Beer & Shakespeare

Join Emily, Meredith, and Frank as they discuss preservatives and Elizabethan beer regulations, including how beer helped build the Shakespeare family’s fortunes.

Links and Additional Content:

Why Shakespeare liked ale but didn’t like beer via Zythophile

William Shakespeare’s Father: Official Ale-Taster of Stratford-upon-Avon