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Shakespeare's action against the rent-dodgers.
"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
group of Stratford men not paying their share of rent for the
tithes. He is also furious that their bills are landing firmly on
Now he is joining two other other aggrieved tithe-holders
court as they pursue payments from these backsliders.
on Warwickshire - The
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust