The following is from a series by Michael Wood produced on the BBC. It is a FOUR part series. If you get a chance please go ahead and peruse these, particularly the Episode 3 and 4 concerning his works during his time in London for when we meet again on Tuesday.
If these links go dead, try looking on YouTube for them using “In Search of Shakespeare”
EPISODE 1 – A TIME OF REVOLUTION
EPISODE 2 -THE LOST YEARS
EPISODE 3 – THE DUTY OF POETS
I was unable to find EPISODE 4, I will see if I can locate another way of viewing it.