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A few years later, in 1601 or 1602, he moved to Silver Street, lodging with a French Huguenot named Mountjoye, a hairdresser and maker of women's head-dresses. Hard by was the printing office of Field, a Stratford man. "On the opposite side of the street was Neville's Inn, and near also were the Church of St. Olave and the Barber Surgeons' Hall. The street was respectable if not fashionable, which could not be said of the Shoreditch neighbourhood." It seems likely that Shakespeare left this house on Madame Mountjoye's death in 1606. He may have returned to the Bankside, near the Globe Theatre, for in 1607 his brother Edmond was buried in St. Saviour's Church. In the next few years he went to and fro, but by 1614 he was certainly settled at New Place. Not far from him there lived his son-in-law John Hall, in a house still preserved and called Hall's Croft. His sister Joan lived in the old house in Henley Street. Another association of his later years may be found in the church and ancient manor house of Clifford Chambers, on the Warwickshire border, where his friend, and it is said boon companion, Michael Drayton stayed. The certain memories of the poet must be sought in the heart of England.

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AVON WATERS GO SOFTLY BY THE CHURCH WHERE SHAKESPEARE LIES
AVON WATERS GO SOFTLY BY THE CHURCH WHERE SHAKESPEARE LIES >>>>
SHAKESPEARE MONUMENT
SHAKESPEARE MONUMENT >>>>
TOMBS OF SHAKESPEARE AND HIS RELATIVES
TOMBS OF SHAKESPEARE AND HIS RELATIVES >>>>
FINE CARVED TIMBERING OF HARVARD HOUSE
FINE CARVED TIMBERING OF HARVARD HOUSE >>>>
ENGLAND'S SHRINE OF WORLD-PILGRIMAGE: SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE
ENGLAND'S SHRINE OF WORLD-PILGRIMAGE: SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE >>>>
WHERE SCHOOLBOY SHAKESPEARE CREPT UNWILLINGLY TO SCHOOL
WHERE SCHOOLBOY SHAKESPEARE CREPT UNWILLINGLY TO SCHOOL >>>>
ELIZABETHAN HOME OF THE HATHAWAYS AND THE STILL OLDER CLOPTON BRIDGE
ELIZABETHAN HOME OF THE HATHAWAYS AND THE STILL OLDER CLOPTON BRIDGE >>>>
NEW PLACE GARDEN AND ITS FAMOUS MULBERRY TREE
NEW PLACE GARDEN AND ITS FAMOUS MULBERRY TREE >>>>
LANDMARKS FOR THE VISITOR IN AND AROUND OLD STRATFORD TOWN
LANDMARKS FOR THE VISITOR IN AND AROUND OLD STRATFORD TOWN >>>>
DRUNKEN BIDFORD, GUY'S CLIFF AND COMPTON WYNYATES
DRUNKEN BIDFORD, GUY'S CLIFF AND COMPTON WYNYATES >>>>
TWO OLD WARWICKSHIRE BRIDGES AT BIDFORD AND HAMPTON
TWO OLD WARWICKSHIRE BRIDGES AT BIDFORD AND HAMPTON >>>>

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