Monday, 28 December 2015

Nicholas Stevenson

Frost Fair by Nicolas Stevenson
" The River Thames froze over 24 times from 1408 to 1814, sometimes lasting long enough to hold a fair on the ice. The frozen river played host to rides, beer tents, ice skaters and once even an Elephant! William Shakespeare is said to have moved his Globe theatre across the ice to avoid paying tolls on the bridges, and King Charles I dropped by to enjoy some roast beef."