1910 - London dockers children, living in rat infested slums, surviving on discarded fish heads and tails from Billingsgate Fish Market. Their Fathers went on strike for a minimum wage of 6d per hour (£1.50 per week)
Mortimer's Hole - On the 19th October 1330 supporters of 15 year old King Edward III entered the castle through Mortimer's Hole and captured Queen Isabella and her lover, Roger Mortimer, who had usurped the young King and were ruling England in his place. As you can imagine, the fate of Roger was not good and he was executed in London on 29th November 1330.
This quote relates to both of the kings in this play. Old King Hamlet, told his son that King Claudius killed him. As Hamlet is trying to figure out the truth, he holds a play that helps him find out that Claudius is in fact guilty.