Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare's England FREE
July 1–October 26, 2014
Folger Great Hall
Curators: Nigel Ramsay & Heather Wolfe
Explore the working papers of the most influential heralds from Shakespeare’s time, the earliest brand consultants and trademark protectors. These manuscripts—including the grants of arms to Shakespeare’s father (on loan from the College of Arms)—reveal heraldry's growing importance in matters of status and honor, and how it shaped modern genealogy.