From influential early drawings of the ‘New World’ to a sketch of the funeral procession of Elizabeth I, The British Library has released pretty much everything Shakespeare online.

Along with 80 essays, the 300 newly digitised items include manuscripts, books, maps, paintings, illustrations, pamphlets, ballads and playbills. Oh, and some photos too. As I said, pretty much everything Shakespeare.

And it's all on the Discovering Literature: Shakespeare website, in a far-ranging collection that doesn’t just bring Shakespeare himself to life, but also the turbulent times he lived in.

Image: Page from the Friendship album of Moyses Walens, photographed by Joseph Turp.

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