The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.1331  Wednesday, 17 August 2005

From:           Ben Alexander <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 16 Aug 2005 01:02:37 +0100
Subject:        Shakespeare's Will

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Dear SHAKSPEReans,

As a new subscriber to Shaksper I would like to know how many people
have had a look at William Shakespeare of Stratford-Upon-Avon's will. It
can be found on the following link to the National Archives.


Having studied it, my view is that the bequest of  

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