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William Underhill

(1555—1597)


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(1555–97),

recusant. He inherited New Place in 1570 and sold it to Shakespeare in 1597. His son Fulke was executed at Warwick in 1598–9 for poisoning him. His second son Hercules (b. 1581) confirmed Shakespeare's ownership of New Place.

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Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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