The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 21.0051 Tuesday, 2 February 2010
From: John Wall <
Date: February 2, 2010 7:37:59 PM EST
Subject: Shakespeare the Pikeman
A question on behalf of my friend and colleague, the historian Charles Carleton, about a source for a detail about Shakespeare.
Charles says that a reader of his current ms. remembers a listing in the PRO State Papers of Shakespeare as a militia pikeman, but the reader cannot remember the specific reference.
Could any of the members of SHAKSPER supply the reference and/or speak to its significance?
John N Wall
Professor of English
NC State University
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