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History of England
William Shakespeare
Black Death (Plagues)

What were the living conditions like in Shakespeare's time?


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May 15, 2011 9:36PM

William Shakespeare was not one of the very rich in his time, but he was reasonably well-to-do from a reasonably well-to-do middle class family. He was not a peasant.

London was filled with many people, and there was no sewer system of any kind. It was often dirty and smelly and you might have got lost.