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18/20 A set of coronation designs reveals the depth of classical knowledge in Shakespeare's time
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17/20 Early 17th-century proclamations reveal the impact of the 1603 plague outbreak.
16/20 A domestic clock reveals the changing relationship Shakespeare's audiences had to time.
15/20 The problems in creating a Great Britain are encapsulated in designs for a common flag.
14/20 A pedlar's trunk reveals deception and religion, cross-dressing and travelling salesmen.
13/20 Sunken gold from West Africa sheds light on England's complex relationship with the Moors.
12/20 A delicate glass goblet reveals the twin seductions of Venice.
11/20 A tabloid history of Shakespeare's England, told via contemporary accounts of murder plots
10/20 A model ship reveals the differences between Scottish and English witches.
9/20 Dr Dee's mirror reflects the Elizabethan fascination with cosmology and astrology.
8/20 Neil MacGregor explores life in Shakespeare's world through an apprentice's woollen cap.
7/20 A rare woodcut offers an insight into the troubles and tragedies of Elizabethan Ireland.
6/20 How Henry V's battle gear reflects the Elizabethan view of English history.
5/20 Neil MacGregor explores the essential accoutrements of any self-respecting gentleman.
4/20 The implications of a portrait painted to justify Elizabeth I's position in the succession
3/20 A fork found on the site of the Rose Theatre helps explain what people were eating.
2/20 Neil MacGregor spotlights the Stratford Chalice to explore the Bard's time.
1/20 How Drake's circumnavigation of the globe changed the way people viewed the world.