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Judith's Wedding; Shakespeare's Death
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1779  Wednesday, 29 September 2004

[1]     From:   Colin Cox <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 28 Sep 2004 07:39:27 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1765 Judith's Wedding; Shakespeare's Death

[2]     From:   Sophie Masson <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 29 Sep 2004 08:12:56 +1000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 15.1765 Judith's Wedding; Shakespeare's Death


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From:           Colin Cox <
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Date:           Tuesday, 28 Sep 2004 07:39:27 -0700
Subject: 15.1765 Judith's Wedding; Shakespeare's Death
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1765 Judith's Wedding; Shakespeare's Death

 >why, in your opinion, did
 >Judith and Thomas Quiney marry in Lent and risk excommunication?

The answer to the Quiney's February marriage lies in the March birth of
Margaret Wheeler's child.

Colin Cox

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From:           Sophie Masson <
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Date:           Wednesday, 29 Sep 2004 08:12:56 +1000
Subject: 15.1765 Judith's Wedding; Shakespeare's Death
Comment:        Re: SHK 15.1765 Judith's Wedding; Shakespeare's Death

Thank you all for your suggestions. I'm puzzled by John Briggs' comment,
though, given that it was an Anglican excommunication that the Quineys
actually got for marrying in Lent(which was observed in Jacobean
Anglicanism as much as in Catholicism). I'm not convinced by the
syphilis argument but I did wonder about some kind of heart condition.
None of the Shakespeare boys were long-lived; perhaps there was some
kind of family weakness..  I will look out for 'Herbal Bed', it sounds
fascinating. And my picture of Thomas Quiney does correspond with many
people's, it seems. He's proving to be an interesting, if unsavoury,
character to write.

Another question: were stories about the Shogun of Japan's court common
currency in London at that time, after the revelation of the adventures
of 'Samurai William' Adams in 1611? Does anyone know if anything was
written about it at the time?

Sophie Masson
author site: www.northnet.com.au/~smasson

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