The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.0413 Thursday, 12 February 2004
Date: Wednesday, 11 Feb 2004 23:49:43 -0600
Subject: RE: More on "In Search of Shakespeare"
>What I found most intriguing from the last years in the book was the
>mystery surrounding the purchase of the Blackfriars gatehouse (so
>intriguing that I visited the Cockpit pub on the site of the gatehouse
>last month for a pint of foaming ale). Michael Wood writes...
>Stranger still, one Sunday years later, a floor in
>the main upstairs chamber of the adjacent building collapsed, killing a
>Catholic priest and ninety of his 300-strong congregation, among them
>Warwickshire folk, including a Tresham. So the place was still a secret
>mass house, just as it had been in Elizabeth's day.
>And how many years after the poet's death did the building collapse?
>Does anyone have more details?
I think what gets lost here in all the excitement is the word "adjacent."
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