documentation of the bail decision

Addenbrooke gets reprieve

30 August 1608

Local debtor John Addenbrooke was released on bail this month, after being arrested for owing money to William Shakespeare.

Addenbrooke faces further action later this year. Fellow townsman Thomas Hornby will stand bail for Addenbrooke, while he tries to find a solution to his debt misery.

Shakespeare: still chasing debts.

Playwright is still
chasing debts...

The decision to grant bail is recorded (left)

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