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The Second Best Bed: Shakespeare's Will in a New Light

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The Second Best Bed: Shakespeare's Will in a New Light - Rogers, Joyce
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Joyce Rogers sheds new light upon Shakespeare's last public words through her study of medieval and Renaissance ecclesiastical and testamentary laws and custom. Professor Rogers provides extensive background material on English legal history and shows that the legal documents of the time do give legal answer to the doubts and speculations that have grown up around Shakespeare's will. She shows how the will is replete with elements of civil and common as well as ecclesiastical law and custom, making more understandable the ...

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The Second Best Bed: Shakespeare's Will in a New Light 1993, Praeger, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780313288319

Hardcover