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Shakespeare's Hidden Catholicism
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0496  Tuesday, 23 May 2006

From: 		John Briggs <
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Date: 		Tuesday, 23 May 2006 12:46:31 +0100
Subject: 17.0473 Shakespeare's Hidden Catholicism
Comment: 	Re: SHK 17.0473 Shakespeare's Hidden Catholicism

Duncan Salkeld wrote:

>It's equally if not more likely that this Gulielmus came from
>Stratford, London, than Stratford upon Avon (no hyphens in
>Shakespeare's day).

As the place-name "Stratford" means 'ford by which a Roman road crossed a 
river' it is hardly surprising that there are at least twelve places in 
England with that name.  All except the one in Bedfordshire have a 
distinguishing epithet.

John Briggs

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