Angels & Ducats : Shakespeare's Money & Medals
Deniers and ducats, groats and guilders, crowns and cruzados: this fun, engaging and beautifully illustrated little book explores the role of money and medals in William Shakespeares world and work. A fascinating account of Shakespeare's cosmopolitan world, illustrated with breathtaking images that bring to life the rich material culture that shaped Shakespeare's writings and his age. This is a superb volume, one that will have pride of place on my bookshelf. (Professor James Shapiro, author of 1599 , Contested Will , and Angels & Ducats: Shakespeare's Money and Medals ). Barrie Cook knows more about coins and medals in Shakespeare's world and works than anyone alive; Angels and Ducats is an invaluable guide for anyone interested in how money mattered in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. (Professor James Shapiro, author of 1599 and Contested Will ).