… committed tax fraud, and he was charged in 1598 with hoarding grain in order to resell it during food shortages?
Other fun facts about the author:
- He was an astute real-estate investor. In fact, most of his income came from the renting of his properties.
- His wife’s name was Anne Hathaway, like the actress in Les Misérables. He was 18 when they married, and she was 26 and pregnant with their first child.
- Because Shakespeare was from a humble family, there has been speculation that he is not the author of his works. His father was a leather merchant, and Shakespeare had to leave school at 13 to help his father.