Asked in History of EnglandWilliam ShakespeareBlack Death (Plagues)
What were the living conditions like in Shakespeare's time?
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.