The Lost Letters are available in print, e-book, and audiobook formats, including illustrations that will enhance your understanding of the content of the letters and background into that period of history. To give readers more detailed versions in color of the book’s illustrations and to give listeners to the audiobook access to these photos, maps, and other reference materials, they are provided here.

Terry Tamminen as William Shakespeare in his 1989 one- man play
“Will Power,” wherein he portrayed the Bard reminiscing about his life in conversation with the audience. xvi

A typical example of 16 th century handwriting: the last page of William Shakespeare’s Last Will and Testament. xxiv

Gloves like those made by John Shakespeare and sold to nobles in the Queen’s Court. 3

Holy Trinity Church, Stratford Upon Avon. Shakespeare described this last view of his hometown in Letter One and would recognize it unchanged today. 4

The Shakespeare family tree. 5

16th century traveling players like the Earl of Leicester’s Men that Shakespeare joined in 1586. 6

Queen Elizabeth’s Court on its lavish summer tour through the English countryside. 30

Kenilworth Castle in the 16 th century, imagined as Shakespeare recalled it in Letter Two when the Queen’s summer tour visited in 1575. 31

Kenilworth Castle today, its greatness and mysteries lost to the ravages of time. 31

Map of the Americas by Willem Blaeu circa 1600, similar to the one Shakespeare stole in Letter Three. 74

Shakspear: Shakespeare’s plays and first biography in a book given to the author by the mysterious Miss B. 150

A 1572 map of London with street and place names mentioned in the Letters added, based on research by the author. 152

London: Location of The Theatre & environs. 153

London: Cripplegate & environs 153

London: Southwarke & environs. 154

The site of The Theatre today: London’s first purpose-built playhouse and Shakespeare’s first acting venue. 155

A plaque on the site of The Theatre today. 156

The probable layout of The Theatre (from a 1596 sketch of a comparable playhouse, The Swan). 157

The Tabard Inn, as it probably appeared to Shakespeare in 1586 when he first stayed there as described in Letter Seven. 157

The ruins of the Bishop of Winchester’s Palace near Shakespeare’s Globe and The Rose playhouses, London. 187

Description of Winchester Palace at the site today. 188

The 1588 “Grafton” portrait that many believe to be Shakespeare at age twenty- four. 188

A baptism in the first English colony at Roanoke, Virginia, which Shakespeare tried to join (later called the “lost” colony because all of the settlers vanished). 247

Key points of engagement between warships as described in Letter Fourteen when Spain invaded England in 1588. 341

Queen Elizabeth at Tilbury addressing the troops with the Spanish “Armada invincible” burning behind her in their distinctive crescent formation. 342

St. Giles Church in Cripplegate, London today, where Shakespeare and his lover, Rosalind Munday shared secrets and where he buried his nephew in 1607. 380

Remnants of the London Wall near the Cripplegate entrance to the City that was used by Shakespeare. 381

Near St. Giles Church. The approximate location of the Jews’ Garden, where Rosalind Munday and her son Giles were buried by Shakespeare in 1588. 381

1595 sketch of a scene from Titus Andronicus depicting how Elizabethan actors blended contemporary garments with period costumes. 413

Timeline of Portraits: Shakespeare and the Nobility He Served. 415