By Robert Bearman
'Shakespeare's cash' explores what archival documents can show approximately Shakespeare's financial and social luck, laying off gentle on how he increased his relations from lowly prestige to minor gentry and the way financial issues have been ever found in his day-by-day life.
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'Shakespeare's funds' explores what archival files can exhibit approximately Shakespeare's fiscal and social luck, laying off gentle on how he increased his kinfolk from lowly prestige to minor gentry and the way financial matters have been ever found in his everyday life. summary: Shakespeare's cash explores what archival documents can show approximately Shakespeare's monetary and social good fortune, laying off mild on how he increased his family members from lowly prestige to minor gentry and the way fiscal issues have been ever found in his everyday life.
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71 Hoghton’s family had Catholic associations, thus fuelling further speculation as to the Shakespeares’ religious outlook. 73 Matters were thrown into further confusion as the result of Shakespeare’s marriage in November 1582 to Ann Hathaway, who was already some three or four months pregnant. This event has attracted more attention than almost any other event in his life, but rarely is it considered against the background of the expectations and usual practice of the time. The issue is made more complicated as the result of incomplete, and flawed, documentation.
His father had also been financially successful, at least into the 1570s, but had achieved this by building on his family’s modest but stable resources and setting himself up in business in Stratford, marrying, and starting a family only when he had the means to support such moves. His son’s path was a very different one. In his mid-teens he witnessed the collapse of his father’s business, the sale or mortgage of the family’s real estate to meet the demands of creditors, and the spectacle of a father fearful of leaving the house for fear of arrest for debt.
He can probably be identified with the Richard Smith of Christchurch, Oxford, awarded his BA on 19 February 1576, and MA on 12 July 1578. Hotson, Shakespeare’s Sonnets Dated, pp. 131–2; Eccles, Shakespeare in Warwickshire, p. 59. 65. For the letter, see Fripp, Shakespeare Man and Artist, ii, p. 498. 24 shake speare’s money who settled in Stratford early in the 1580s with two pre-school sons, Henry and Richard, sent them both to Oxford. 69 We may not be able to prove that any of these boys, or indeed Shakespeare, attended the town’s grammar school, but cumulatively the evidence is persuasive that some at least must have done.
Shakespeare’s money : how much did he make and what did this mean? by Robert Bearman