Pottery sherd with typical Tudor bearded figure (c)MOLA

Henry V, the Curtain, Shakespeare and the Manipulation of History

Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London, N1 7ED

Time: 6:15pm - 7:45
Price: £5

Speaker: James Wright (MOLA archaeologist)
Event type: Talk

This talk looks at the real life historical events of the Agincourt campaign of 1415 contrasted against the authorship of Shakespeare’s most resilient play which was written against the background of late 16th century political events and has continued to be produced to reflect contemporary life.

This is a Shakespeare 400 event as part of The Stage Shoreditch Community Archaeology Programme. For a full list of events, visit the MOLA Blog.