A Shakespearean Botanical

This book takes fifty of Shakespeare's quotations about flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables, and gives these botanical references their social context. For example in Romeo and Juliet, Lady Capulet calls for quinces to make pies for the marriage feast of her daughter. This fruit was traditionally connected with weddings and fertility, as echoed by John Gerard in his herbal where he also explained that eating quinces would `bring forth wise children, and of good understanding'.
An intriguing and delightful insight into daily life in Tudor and Jacobean England.

  • Measures 4½" x 1" x 7¼".
  • Hardback 128 pages.

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