Country Life April 20 2016

This week in Country Life we pay tribute to The Queen, who’s birthday it is this week – and we also take a look at the enduring influence of Shakespeare on our language.. 

** Kate Green meets the team behind The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

** Gavin Stamp reveals the whereabouts of Shakespeare’s skull

** Although he died 400 years ago, Shakespeare’s words are still used every day, explains Michael Billington

** Emma Hughes finds out why we’re so entranced by perfume bottles and which have stood the test of time

** Paul Quagliana spent a year recording the short flowering season of our beguiling tree blossoms

PLUS

** Arabella Youens picks the best new-builds and restorations

** Geoff Heath-Taylor reveals the  best new country houses in the country

** Our kitchen garden cook gets busy with rhubarb