The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1636 Thursday, 2 September 2004
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
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.
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