His face I know not


I’m sure you’ve all seen Country Life’s earth-shattering scoop* where they claim to have found an engraving of William Shakespeare – which if true would be the only likeness of Shakespeare created during his lifetime. In case you aren’t avid subscribers of Country Life** there’s a pretty comprehensive write-up in the Guardian here .

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But things removed that hidden in thee lie


I’m currently in the process of moving laptops – a fraught business which leaves me with a dread of losing all my photos (and I’ve had a digital camera for more than ten years, so that’s a lot of photos) and temporarily unable to properly access all my notes. Hopefully normally service will be resumed by the weekend, and I can tell you all about my trip to the Folger Library in Washington (spoiler alert: I didn’t steal one of their 82 First Folios…)