A copy of Abraham Sturley's letter.

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Shakespeare to continue spending spree?

24 January 1598

Stratford's finest export will add more property to his portfolio, with a
house at New Place, according to this leaked letter.

Townsmen Abraham Sturley and Richard Quiney are now in discussions
with William Shakespeare about lands in Stratford.

According to the letters, Shakespeare is keen to buy plots at Shottery
village. But Sturley may advise him to invest in the Stratford tithes for a
better return.

Becoming a tithe-holder would entitle Shakespeare to his share of one
tenth of all income from harvests of corn, grain and hay. This would top
up his cashflow from South Bank hits like Henry V, As You Like It,
and Julius Caesar.

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