One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A maker of gloves.
- ‘Shakespeare was the son of a Stratford glover, while the ‘aristocratic’ Marlowe father was was a very humble cobbler in Cambridge, whose university his child attended on a scholarship.’
- ‘In France, Martin was the patron of a wide range of leather-related guilds: tanners, leather-dressers, parchment-makers, morocco- and chamois-leather workers, glovers, purse-makers, and so on.’
- ‘He was the eldest son of John Shakespeare, a glover and dealer in other commodities who played a prominent part in local affairs, becoming bailiff and justice of the peace in 1568, but whose fortunes later declined.’
- ‘His father was John Shakespeare, a tanner, glover, dealer in grain, and town official of Stratford.’
- ‘John traded as a glover, dealt in wood, and lent money to earn interest.’
- ‘It was important to be fashionably dressed and to avoid embarrassment on the dance floor so advertisements for goods and services abound; glovers, tailors, mercers, stay-makers vied with each other.’
- ‘Though we know Shakespeare was a glover's son, we tend to think that England awaited the Industrial Revolution for the classes to begin to mix.’
- ‘For all the fun she has setting up a morally depraved de Vere as the one true Bard, Freed lends support to the conventional storyline: the son of a Stratford glover somehow penetrates the Elizabethan stage world.’
- ‘Face, in The Alchemist, explains to one aspiring gallant, that even if he made only forty marks a year, he would have enough money to be in credit with the glover and maintain a ‘naked boy in excellent fashion.’’
- ‘William Terrett, ‘a leather breeches maker and glover from London (late New York),’ bought the house from Newman in 1782, and his family lived there until 1822, when they sold it to Nathan Smith.’
- ‘Glove-making flourished in the town, and at markets and fairs glovers had pride of place at the High Cross, the base of which can be seen at the Shakespeare Centre.’
- ‘Drapers and milliners, haberdashers and tailors, mercers and glovers - these were the ubiquitous tradespeople and retailers of Federation King Street.’
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