22 June 2016 1.00pm — 2.00pm
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)
Steven Gunn (Professor of Early Modern History, Oxford)
DescriptionEngland engaged in war on several fronts, in the Netherlands, in France, in Ireland and at sea, during the lifetime of Shakespeare. Soldiers and sailors faced death not only from muskets, pikes and cannon and from the splinters that flew when wooden ships bombarded one another. Tainted food, poor sanitation, runaway epidemics and haphazard military medicine made the days between fighting as risky as those spent in action.
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