Shakespeare as educator

The works of Shakespeare have often been used to educate scholars throughout the world, but to historians in Titchfield near Southampton, England, the education may have taken place closer to home. Scholars there believes that William Shakespeare may have spent the years 1589-1592 working as a schoolmaster in the town.

Local historian Ken Groves believes that Place House Cottage served as a schoolhouse, and that the house was owned by Henry Wriothesley, an early sponsor of the Bard. Period sources also place Shakespeare in the position at the time including 17th Century writer John Aubrey. "We have a school that was there at the right time, which had a connection with one of the earls who we know Shakespeare had a connection with," said Groves.