Making Headlines in Shakespearian Stratford

...you can't take Stratford out of the man. If Shakespeare were alive today, he'd be big news - and not just as a playwright. We present the historic documents behind the headlines he deserved in the days before the daily papers. Scroll your way through the headlines using the scrollbar at the bottom of your browser window, or use your right and left arrow keys.

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talk of the town
making headlines

Windows on Warwickshire - The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

1597

Playwright signs deal for second largest house in town

1598

Shakespeare to continue spending spree?

1598

Shakespeare steps in to support debt-ridden Sturley

1598

Government demands answers on food stash secrets

1598

Playwright's pledge to Stratfordian Sturley

1602

Big Deal! But no homecoming yet for local success story.

1602

OPEN FIELDS SHAKE UP

1604

In court: Shakespeare v Rogers latest

1605

Local hero splashes out - but tithes will net bard £424.

1608

The Addenbrooke Affair: full story inside

1608

SHAKEN AND STIRRED! Local drinkers worried that poet will want his ale house back...

1610

Shakespeare slams fellow tithe-holders

1611

Shakespeare to help stage roadworks

1612

Shakespeare still a tithe-holder, say surveyors.

1612

New hedges a thorny issue for Shakespeare

1614

Relief as Replingham agrees to trim losses over hedges

1614

Greene anxious as ditches threaten Shakespeare again