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Shakespeare's Body
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1816  Thursday, 3 November 2005

[1] 	From: 	Bill Lloyd ,
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 1 Nov 2005 12:46:41 EST
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 16.1807 Shakespeare's Body

[2] 	From: 	Abigail Quart <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 1 Nov 2005 12:59:10 -0500
	Subj: 	RE: SHK 16.1807 Shakespeare's Body

[3] 	From: 	Peter Bridgman <
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	Date: 	Tuesday, 1 Nov 2005 21:49:26 -0000
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From: 		Bill Lloyd ,
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Date: 		Tuesday, 1 Nov 2005 12:46:41 EST
Subject: 16.1807 Shakespeare's Body
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1807 Shakespeare's Body

 >The US experts, who are convinced the Bard's death was anything but
 >natural, are hoping to be granted permission by his descendants to
 >exhume his body.

Of course Shakespeare has no living descendants. His last descendant, 
his granddaughter Elizabeth, Lady Barnard, died in 1670. She was the 
daughter of the man who is supposed to have poisoned the Bard. Take note 
that her name can be respelled as Bard Ran, which if he had done he 
would not have been poisoned. Hmm...

He does or did have some *relations*, not quite the same thing, living 
as recently as the 19th century. I believe they were descended from his 
sister Joan. Does anyone know if any of these descendants of 
Shakespeare's father are still among us?

Bill Lloyd

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From: 		Abigail Quart <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 1 Nov 2005 12:59:10 -0500
Subject: 16.1807 Shakespeare's Body
Comment: 	RE: SHK 16.1807 Shakespeare's Body

Murdered by his son-in-law? What dimwitted twit came up with that?

I'm torn. I have no problem desecrating corpses to increase 
knowledge...but I also won't mind if the guys who dig him up die 
mysteriously of horrible things. The bloody arrogance of "American 
scientists" to walk into another country with a bunch of shovels.

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From: 		Peter Bridgman <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 1 Nov 2005 21:49:26 -0000
Subject: 16.1807 Shakespeare's Body
Comment: 	Re: SHK 16.1807 Shakespeare's Body

 >The US experts, who are convinced the Bard's death was anything
.but natural, are hoping to be granted permission by his descendants
.to exhume his body.

Is this a joke?  Shakespeare has no living descendents.

If this Professor Starrs fellow from George Washington Uni manages to 
get permission for an exhumation, I think we should disrupt the work. 
What does Starrs not understand about these lines ...

Good frend for Iesus sake forbeare
To digg the dust encloased heare.
Blese be y man y spares thes stones
And curst be he y moves my bones.

Peter Bridgman

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