02 Aug. From Shakespeare’s direct life to his dauther’s: Susannah’s : Hall’s Croft
Below: Dr Hall and Mrs (Susannah) Hall in painting:
Dr John Hall, a well-known and wealthy physician, married Susannah. He seemed to have used (thousands of plants and herbs) mentioned the Shakespearean plays, in his treatment of patient.
The snap here is of a painting framed in glass (so you see the reflected light). The scene is Grace before Meals. The family would gather to thank God for His gifts, and then eat their meals.
Fireplace in olden day Britain was a must to keep you warm. You also see some things of day-to-day usage, kept on a table:
Books of herbal medicines:
Cradle of Elizabeth, Susannah’s daughter, and the Bard’s grand-daughter:
–> The bed of the family.