London is the magnet for the talents of a nation stirring to greatness. Shakespeare bestrides the stage. At Elizabeth’s dazzling court Ralegh and Essex are rivals for her favour. From the shadows Dr Dee, mathematician and magician, proffers secret counsel to the Queen.
T&H picture researchers Sally Paley and Alice Foster won the Longman-History Today award 2010 for Historical Picture Researcher of the Year for their work on Shakespeare's London on 5 Groats a Day.
A lively, elegantly illustrated and illuminating guide … it's time travel and it's fun.
— The Times [London]
A light-hearted and novel way to revisit the London of Shakespeare's day from a safe distance … a lively guide.
— Times Literary Supplement
An amazing little book that will become indispensable to students of Elizabethan and Stuart history as well as to those studying Shakespeare's plays.
— Contemporary Review
Makes the London of 1599 real in a way that a conventional history would not.
— Sacramento Book Review
Richard Tames is a Lecturer on London’s history for the Institute of Tourist Guiding. He has written over twenty books on different aspects of English history, including Shakespeare’s London on 5 Groats a Day.