Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Holinshed’s Chronicles

Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland also known simply as Holinshed’s Chronicles is a multi-volume comprehensive history of the British Isles.  It was published in two editions.  The first in 1577.  The second in 1587.  Its importance today lies in its links to the plays by William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe.

Chapter 6 of this work pertains to the Food and Diet of the English people and it may be read here:


And explanation of Holinshed’s Chronicles into Macbeth may be viewed here:


Or, if you would prefer you can listen to an audiobook recording of The Tragedy of Macbeth here:








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