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The Lodger


The starting point for this fascinating book is a documented dispute between Stephen Bellott and his father-in-law, Christopher Mountjoy.

Shakespeare lodged in the Mountjoy house in Silver Street, Cripplegate, and was called as a witness. From the reports of the court case, which contain Shakespeare's only recorded spoken words, and much research, the author casts new light on the Bard's life in London and many different aspects of the area and its inhabitants.



Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 978141023748