Book/Printed Material Final Concord Between William Shakespeare and Hercules Underhill.

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Title

  • Final Concord Between William Shakespeare and Hercules Underhill.

Summary

  • The final concord between William Shakespeare and Hercules Underhill is the confirming title to Shakespeare's New Place house in Stratford-upon-Avon, signed Michaelmas 1602. Shakespeare originally purchased New Place in May 1597 from William Underhill. Underhill was poisoned two months later by Fulke Underhill, his oldest son and heir, who was hanged for the crime in 1599. When Hercules Underhill, Fulke's younger brother, came of age, Shakespeare protected his title to New Place by paying him to reconfirm the purchase. As was the custom, three copies of the final concord, one for each of the parties and one for the court, were written on the same piece of vellum and then cut apart along wavy lines. This document contains two parts of the final concord, those of the purchaser, Shakespeare, and of the vendor, Hercules Underhill. The third part, or "foot," was retained by the court and is preserved in the National Archives of the United Kingdom.

Contributor Names

  • England and Wales. Court of Common Pleas Creator.
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Associated Name.
  • Underhill, Hercules Associated Name.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1602-09-29.

Subject Headings

  • -  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland--England--Stratford-upon-Avon
  • -  1602-09-29
  • -  Deeds
  • -  Real property

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 2 items : vellum ; 118 x 397 millimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Folger Shakespeare Library.
  • -  Content in English.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667878

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

England And Wales. Court Of Common Pleas Creator, William Shakespeare, and Hercules Associated Name Underhill. Final Concord Between William Shakespeare and Hercules Underhill. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -09-29, 1602] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667878/.

APA citation style:

England And Wales. Court Of Common Pleas Creator, Shakespeare, W. & Underhill, H. A. N. (1602) Final Concord Between William Shakespeare and Hercules Underhill. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -09-29] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667878/.

MLA citation style:

England And Wales. Court Of Common Pleas Creator, William Shakespeare, and Hercules Associated Name Underhill. Final Concord Between William Shakespeare and Hercules Underhill. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, -09-29, 1602] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667878/>.