Folger Shakespeare Library: Shakespeare Unlimited

Stephen Alford: London's Triumph

May 15, 2018

London in the time of William Shakespeare was a city in the midst of a phenomenal metamorphosis. During the course of Shakespeare’s professional life, the city experienced a meteoric transition, rocketing from the capital of the hinterlands to a cosmopolitan city on its way to becoming the capital of the western world. Stephen Alford, a professor of early modern British history at the University of Leeds and the author London's Triumph: Merchants, Adventurers, and Money in Shakespeare’s City, is interviewed by Barbara Bogaev. From the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast series. Published May 15, 2018. © Folger Shakespeare Library. All rights reserved. This podcast episode, Wander Up and Down to View the City, was produced by Richard Paul. Garland Scott is the associate producer. neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.