Bread Street Resources
The Mermaid Tavern in Literature (wikipedia)
Shakespeare and the Sireniacal gentlemen, Jonson, Beaumont, Keats...
From the open-air Globe to the candlelit Blackfriars, Professor Eric Rasmussen and Ian DeJong explore early modern playhouses.
The Globe Theatre (Wikipedia)
A rich resource of the Globe Theatre's history.
The Master Of the Revels (Wikipedia)
The Master of the Revels was the holder of a position within the English, and later the British, royal household, heading the "Revels Office" or "Office of the Revels"
Bread Street and Corwainers' Wards, (1773)
"The ward of Bread-street is named from its principal street, which was antiently the bread market; for by the records it appears that in 1302...". Includes old map.
Biography of John Milton, 1608-1674
"our protagonist was born in Bread Street, London, an important street that also housed the Mermaid Tavern which was patronized by many notable literary figures of the time..."
Biography of John Donne 1572-1631
John Donne, born in Bread Street to Roman Catholic family at time when anti-Catholic sentiment was rife in England. […] Father, John Donne, died suddenly 1576, leaving three children to be raised by mother, Elizabeth, daughter of epigrammatist and playwright John Heywood and relative of Sir Thomas More.
John Donne is related to Sir Thomas More
A family tree of John Donne, showing connection to Sir Thomas More
Bread St Ward, from John Stow, A Survey of London, 1603
BRedſtreete ward beginneth in the high ſtreete of weſt Cheape, to wit, on the ſouth ſide, from the Standard to the great Croſſe