The legal document detailing Shakespeare's latest allegations.

Backsliders: Part of the legal document that details
Shakespeare's action against the rent-dodgers.

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"I'll be poor before they pay up:" Shakespeare slams fellow tithe-holders.

1610 - William Shakespeare is fuming over the actions of
fellow tithe-holders William Combe, Lord Carew and Sir Edward Grevill.

The poet alleges that the three town bigwigs are among a
group of Stratford men not paying their share of rent for the
tithes. He is also furious that their bills are landing firmly on
his doorstep.

Now he is joining two other other aggrieved tithe-holders in
court as they pursue payments from these backsliders.

 

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