The first play by William Shakespeare believed to have been performed at sea was Hamlet in 1607.


Henry Hudson was a well-known English explorer and navigator in the 17th century. He was the third explorer to search for the North-West Passage.

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Inigo Jones designed the Queen's House Greenwich and inspired English Palladianism with his beautiful building, the first Classical building in England.


Inigo Jones, England's first great architect, designed the Queen's House. It was England's first truly classical building.