Julian Bowsher is a Senior Specialist at the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) and the author of a number of books and articles on Shakespeare’s playhouses, including Shakespeare’s London Theatreland: Archaeology, History and Drama.

The earliest printed map of London, from Braun and Hogenbergh’s Civitates Orbis Terrarum, drawn in c. 1560 (printed in 1572).

Boozing, bear-baiting and treading the boards – the history of London’s first playhouse

The remains of the Red Lion, recently unearthed in Whitechapel, show us a dress rehearsal for the great Elizabethan theatres

29 Jun 2020