Wm.Larkin painted this long missing portrait of Lady Anne Clifford in 1616, when she was 28. As a child she was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I of England; she also danced in masques with Anne of Denmark, queen of King James I of England. She lived an eventful life; the original site is well worth reading

National Portrait Gallery buys lost Lady Anne Clifford painting

Wm.Larkin painted this long missing portrait of Lady Anne Clifford in 1616, when she was 28. As a child she was a favorite of Queen Elizabeth I of England; she also danced in masques with Anne of Denmark, queen of King James I of England. She lived an eventful life; the original site is well worth reading

Ben Jonson writes about Puppets and Barhtolomew Faire: Broadside for Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fayre

Ben Jonson writes about Puppets and Barhtolomew Faire

Ben Jonson writes about Puppets and Barhtolomew Faire: Broadside for Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fayre

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Property for sale Ben Jonson House, Barbican, London, EC2Y | 1 Bed Maisonette

Property for sale Ben Jonson House, Barbican, London, EC2Y | 1 Bed Maisonette

Ben Jonson after Abraham van Blyenberch (c) copyright National Portrait Gallery, London

Ben Jonson after Abraham van Blyenberch (c) copyright National Portrait Gallery, London

Playwright Ben Jonson (1572–1637) was a contemporary of Shakespeare. In September 1598 he killed the actor Gabriel Spencer in a duel. He only escaped being hanged by reciting Psalm 51 (known as ‘neck verse’), a loophole in the law available to anyone who could read. In 1605 he was imprisoned again, this time for contributing to the comedy Eastward Ho, deemed offensively anti-Scottish by the new king, James I (James VI of Scotland). Jonson feared execution yet again and recounts a story of…

Playwright Ben Jonson (1572–1637) was a contemporary of Shakespeare. In September 1598 he killed the actor Gabriel Spencer in a duel. He only escaped being hanged by reciting Psalm 51 (known as ‘neck verse’), a loophole in the law available to anyone who could read. In 1605 he was imprisoned again, this time for contributing to the comedy Eastward Ho, deemed offensively anti-Scottish by the new king, James I (James VI of Scotland). Jonson feared execution yet again and recounts a story of…

Ben Jonson, 1572-1637, Elizabethan England.  Key works:  Every Man in His Humour (1598); Sejanus His Fall (1603); Eastward Ho (1605, with John Marston & George Chapman); Volpone (1605-06); Epicoene, or The Silent Woman (1609); The Alchemist (1610); Bartholomew Fair (1614); The Devil is an Ass (1616).

Ben Jonson, 1572-1637, Elizabethan England. Key works: Every Man in His Humour (1598); Sejanus His Fall (1603); Eastward Ho (1605, with John Marston & George Chapman); Volpone (1605-06); Epicoene, or The Silent Woman (1609); The Alchemist (1610); Bartholomew Fair (1614); The Devil is an Ass (1616).

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