A Shakespearean Botanical by Margaret Willes
Drawing on fifty quotations from Shakespeare that focus on fruit, flowers, herbs or vegetables, Margaret Willes places each botanical reference from the plays in its social context and sheds light on everyday life in Tudor and Jacobean England. This original and intriguing focus on cookery, medicine and folklore traditions is beautifully illustrated throughout with hand painted engravings from John Gerard’s Herbal of 1597.
Publisher: Bodleian Library
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