William Shakespeare was my kind of guy. In 1582, at the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway. Their first daughter, Judith, was born 6 months later. 6 months. Not 9. 6. In that day and age ..... Anyway, it seems our hero was something of a toyboy. Willy was 18. Anne was 26. In 1582, a 26 year old young woman was well past her Sell By date. And Willy was a catch. He was of a well-to-do family. His father was one of the 22 licensed glove makers in Stratford-on-Avon. Given the size and location of his house (seen below), he was doing okey by gum golly dokey.
The entire second floor of the building and the left-hand half of the ground floor were given over to the needs of the family and whatever urchins the family kept as indentured apprentices for the glove business. Said glove business was run out of the workshop on the right-hand side of the gound floor. The doorway furthest to the right was actually an entrance for horse and/or buggy that led through the building to a courtyard on the other side of the building. Zachary is actually standing in front of the 'residential' entrance to the building.
The above street scene is from the street in front of Shakespeare's home, looking down into the town, in the general direction of the Avon. The bell tower you see down the street is the Barclay's Bank building. There are several buildings in this scene which Willy would recognize. Except for the paved street, he might even, given enough time to really study the scene, recognize it as his home town.
Tomorrow, the re-constructed Globe Theatre.