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Shakespeare's Birthplace.

"The country around Stratford presents the perfection of quiet English scenery; it is remarkable for its wealth of lovely wild-flowers, for its deep meadows on each side of the tranquil Avon, and for its rich, sweet woodlands. The town itself, in Shakespeare's time, numbered about 1400 inhabitants ; a town of scattered timber houses, possessing two chief buildings : the stately church by the river-side, and the Guildhall, where companies of players would at times perform, when the corporation secured their services. Flood and fire were the chief dangers of the town. The quiet river often rose angrily in autumn, and left disease behind it. The plague, in its course, did not turn aside from Stratford. Here, and probably in a low-ceiled room of a house in Henley Street, William Shakespeare was born, in April, 1564." Extract from "Shakespeare" (Open Library)

Shakespeare's Birthplace,
Henley Street,
Warwickshire CV37 6QW

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