Contrary to stories that actor and poet Williams Shakespeare was a poor man who later became rich, new facts have emerged that this isn’t true.
William Shakespeare’s father was a successful wool trade businessman. William’s father (John) was a wealthy man.
The findings suggest that when the economy was hard, John Shakespeare (William’s father) never went bankrupt, but was in fact dealing with illegal wool trade and making more money.
The study claims that William’s father had acres of land and a house that had up to 30 rooms.
He kept his property in the hands of friends and family to evade tax.