Posted on 07/15/2021 at 12:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
There’s no denying the mark that William Shakespeare has left on Western civilization.
And sometimes, in fact, it’s embraced — such as by various heirs to the British throne — reports the Guardian.
A new digital exhibition called "Making History: Shakespeare and the Royal Family" points out several instances in which a prince of Wales defended his behavior by comparing himself to the Bard’s Prince Hal.
The Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project identifies several other connections between Shakespearean characters and royals that they — or their embarrassed relatives — made throughout the centuries.
"Making History: Shakespeare and the Royal Family" is free to view online.
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