Was Shakespeare's Father Fined For Making A Dunghill Outside His House?


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He enters the historical records, in inglorious fashion, on 29 April 1552, when fined a shilling (5p), for having amassed an unauthorized midden,(sterquinarium), in Henley Street. Also fined where Humphrey Reynolds and Adrian Quiney, for a similar offence. All should have used the 'common muckheap', at the other end of Henley Street, but didn't, resulting in pestilence, mirrored by the heavy fines, (equal to two days pay for an artisan), pestilence considered unsanitary by the councillors of Stratford, showing how the people cared for their town.

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