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Published on Apr 18, 2012
Shakespeare's Restless World. Find out more about the objects and the programmes here: http://bbc.in/I1wzSt
Neil MacGregor examines a Venetian glass goblet dating from between 1590 and 1600. Venice in the 16th century was the shopping capital of Europe. And as the world's greatest centre of trade, it was a melting pot of nationalities, religions, classes and cultures all existing within this magnificent city built on water.