Shakespeare's Restless World

Communion and Conscience

Series 1 - Episode 2 Communion and Conscience

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Summary

Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, examines the Stratford Chalice, a communion cup thought to have been used by Shakespeare. He reveals how the relic sheds light on the religious situation in Elizabethan England, in the wake of the English Reformation and the Acts of Succession put in place by Henry VIII.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Neil MacGregor
Producer Paul Kobrak
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