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1593

New friends, old alliances

Venus and Adonis frontispiece
Venus and Adonis frontispiece
With the long-term closure of the theatres, Shakespeare's company, the Pembroke's Men, go bust and are forced to pawn their costumes and props. By now William has learned much, and actively seeks patronage from the Earl of Southampton, the survivor of a Catholic dynasty, with his poem "Venus and Adonis."

There are other connections between the Southamptons and William's kinsmen the Ardens. In 1583, members of the Arden household had been found sheltering in properties belonging to the then Earl of Southampton.

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Earl of Southampton portraitThe Earl of Southampton

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