30 May 1597
William Shakespeare this month
moved in at New Place - Stratford's second largest house.
Built by Hugh Clopton, the property
has stood at the corner of Chapel Street and Chapel Lane for around
We bring you proof of the deal:
the 'exemplification of a fine.' This document registers Shakespeare
as the proud owner, lest anyone should later dispute the matter.
But the playwright has proven such
a success on the London stage - with the bloody blockbuster Titus
Andronicus and others - that he may be reluctant to spend much
time in Stratford town.
on Warwickshire - The
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust