[Grammar School, Stratford-on-Avon.] 23.[The Grammar School at Stratford-on-Avon is situated in the upper floor of the Guildhall. It was here that Shakespeare was educated, and it has been suggested that it was in the hall below that he had his first introduction to the drama, when it was visited by companies of strolling players. John Shakespeare, his father, was the High Bailiff (1569). The School was originally the School of the Guild of the Holy Cross, and as early as the reign of Edward I, this was a flourishing society associated for mutual benefit-religion, social and educational work. It was founded by Thomas Jolyffe centuries before the inhabitants obtained a Charter for the transference of the estates of the Guild to themselves. It is sometimes miscalled King Edward VI. School. The building was constructed in 1473, and was used for meetings of the Corporation down to 1842. Behind the Guildhall is the former "Pedagogue's House," now school-rooms, which was built about 1428.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
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