Picture of the Week #781

The First Folio at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin. Photo April 2016.

This is one of three copies at the Harry Ransom Center on the UT Austin campus, all of which were on display at the Shakespeare in Print and Performance exhibition to mark 400 years since the Bard’s death. They are currently on display again for the current exhibition The Long Lives of Very Old Books, which, in part, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the printing of the First Folio, which was entered into the Stationer’s Register in London on November 8, 1623.

Picture of the Week #774

The Norman Keep and the Elizabethan Gardens of Kenilworth Castle. Photo May 2015.

I’m once again reminded how relatively young my nation is when I realized that the time between the construction of the keep and the time the original Elizabethan gardens were built by Robert Dudley is 200 years longer than the United States has existed.

Picture of the Week #770

The Norman Tower, Bury St Edmunds. Photo May 2015.

The Norman Tower is next to the entrance to St Edmundsbury Cathedral and just down the street from St. Mary’s Church, the re-burial place of Mary Tudor Brandon, Queen of France and Duchess of Suffolk. This is one of the few remaining intact structures of the old Abbey of Bury St Edmunds.