Research finds where Shakespeare wrote 'Romeo and Juliet'

A sign with a picture of William Shakespeare

A sign with a picture of William Shakespeare

New research has identified the location where English poet and playwright William Shakespeare lived while writing 'Romeo and Juliet' - in the vicinity of Liverpool Street subway station in London.

The 10-year research conducted by historian Geoffrey Marsh counters the thesis that William Shakespeare (1564-1616) lived where the subway station is currently located between 1597 and 1598, arguing instead that he lived a little further, on Great St Helen street, now taken by office buildings.

According to the BBC, the historian - who is the director of the Victoria & Albert Museum theater department in London - found that Shakespeare was a tenant of Leathersellers, a company that dominated fur trade in Elizabethan times.

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