The Mulberrie Tree - an illustration from John Gerarde's book Herbal.

The Mulberrie Tree

The Reverend Francis Gastrell lived in Shakespeare's old house at New Place, in Stratford-upon-Avon.

A modest mulberry tree graced his garden. People said that Shakespeare himself
must have planted it...

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Why change his image?
To celebrate him?
To put him up for sale?
To play at politics?

To reinvent him?

the early likenesses
his first published portrait One from the family gallery
his funeral bust
A stately statue

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