Shakespeare's Will Included in Million Online

London Times: The British National Archives has announced that it will place one million wills from the last thousand years online, including Shakespeare's famous "second-best bed" bequest. Researchers and genealogists worldwide will be thrilled to dig through the British National Archives' inventory of one million wills, which will soon be placed online. The documents include such famous personages as Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington, Percy Shelley, John Donne, and Samuel Pepys.

Shakespeare's will is included in the collection and, in addition to the famous "second-best bed," leaves 26s 8d to purchase rings of friendship for Richard Burbage, John Heminge and Henry Condell, important people in the world of the English theatre.

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