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  •  Most likely his black-market wool trading gig got (1+ / 0-)
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    suppressed by the central government and/or he was trying to hide his wealth to avoid its being confiscated because of his "recusancy" -- I.e , failure to go to Protestant services or to take communion at Easter in the Church of England rite.  

    (There were also Puritan "recusants." Not long before she married the Puritan sympathizer John Hall, WS's daughter Susanna was cited for recusancy; but there's no way to tell whether it reflected her father's family history of Catholic sympathies or perhaps Puritan leanings inculcated by her mother, whom many assume arranged the marriage with Hall while Will was off in London.  His whole biography is like that -- seen through a glass darkly.  On the other hand, we know as much about him as we do about most prominent people of the age.).

    "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed. If you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." -- M. Twain

    by Oliver St John Gogarty on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 01:39:58 PM PDT

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