What Did Shakespeare Really Look Like?

Greetings, folks!  Just finished up a new Bookworm History episode over on the YouTube channel!  This one’s all about the various portraits and pictures thought to depict the Bard of Stratford-on-Avon, William Shakespeare and whether any of them accurately illustrate what he looked like.  Check it out!

Do you think any of these images actually depict Shakespeare?  Leave your thoughts in the comments!

“Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”

“There they stood, ranged along the hill-sides, met
To view the last of me, a living frame
For one more picture! in a sheet of flame
I saw them and I knew them all. And yet
Dauntless the slug-horn to my lips I set,
And blew ‘Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came.'”

Stephen King took Childe Roland from Robert Browning who got it from Shakespeare. So where the heck did Shakespeare get it from?  In this episode of “Bookworm History” we’ll delve into the stories behind the tale of “Childe Roland” and examine the changes it went through on its way to King’s “The Dark Tower” epic!  Click on the title card below to check it out!
Childe Roland Mark II

New episode! “The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus” by Christopher Marlowe!

Greetings, folks!  I just uploaded a brand new episode of Bookworm History over on the YouTube channel all about the story behind Christopher Marlowe’s infamous “Doctor Faustus”.  I learned a ton while putting this together and I hope you will, too!  Click the title card below to check it out, and, as always, thanks for stopping by!

Doctor Faustus

P.S.- This website and all the stories contained therein can now be accessed simply by going to bookwormhistory.com!  Very exciting!