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Southampton's Tutor Swithun Wells
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1636  Thursday, 2 September 2004

From:           Peter Bridgman <
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Date:           Wednesday, 1 Sep 2004 14:10:51 +0100
Subject: 15.1618 Southampton's Tutor Swithun Wells
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1618 Southampton's Tutor Swithun Wells

John Briggs writes ...

 >If both these statements are true, it means there was no tutor at
 >Southampton House for a whole decade, while Southampton
 >was aged 8 to 18.

 >When reading a book with a title such as 'Shakespeare - the Evidence',
 >one should never overlook the possibility that both statements may be
 >false.

I agree the title isn't wonderful but the book is very detailed and
usually reliable.  And it seems both statements are true.  Southampton
became a royal ward at the age of 8, after his father's death, and was
removed from Southampton House.  And he didn't move back in with his mum
until he was 17.

Peter Bridgman

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