John Clayton

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In March 1600 a William Shakespeare successfully sued John Clayton, a ‘yeoman’ of Wellington, Bedfordshire, for a debt of £7 apparently incurred in 1592. Chambers, like Sidney Lee, sees no ...

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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