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Parish Registers of St Leonard Shoreditch 1558-1640

Lay Subsidy Returns for London and Environs: 1593-1600 (also 1576 and 1582)

Provenance Indexes. Index to former owners of various printed books, including books owned by Humphrey Dyson (1582-1633) and books in the UMI-STC microfilm series (1475-1640).

Shakespeare "authorship" pages. Publication of Monstrous Adversary.
Discussions and documents concerning Shakespeare claimants, including William Shakespeare of Stratford and Edward de Vere 17th earl of Oxford.

Token Books of St Saviours Parish (Southwark)


I am Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley. My specializations are paleography, bibliography, and the reconstruction of the literary life and times of medieval and Renaissance England from documentary sources. For questions concerning these pages please contact me at

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