Let your Digits do the Walking

It starts today! As of 8 o’clock this morning, Ben Jonson’s virtual walk to Edinburgh is underway. He spent last night, no doubt, at the Mermaid or Mitre in the city, or over at the Devil Tavern on Fleet Street, being given a proper send off by his friends. He and his walking companion have now set off along Bishopsgate, heading north. Tonight they’ll get as far as Tottenham, and spend the first of many nights on the road.

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You can follow the travellers’ progress here and on Twitter and Facebook – we’ll be tweeting and posting short extracts from the ‘Foot Voyage’ account, with follow up explanations if necessary. The map on the site will show the progress of the walk too, while blog posts will provide some greater context for anyone interested. You can subscribe (over there, to the right) to receive weekly digests, too. We hope you enjoy the journey.

James Loxley

Professor of Early Modern Literature, Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh; Principal Investigator, Ben Jonson's Walk to Scotland

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