You may have heard tell that ’tis the 400th anniversary of the death of that erstwhile scribbler William Shakeshaft this year. Sir Francis has made his acquaintance on several occasions and has even seen some of his tales performed in inn yards and playhouses. The folk at Swords and Spindles are happy to share what we know of the bard and his times. If you teach his work to young folk, we can provide the context. If you are holding an event to commemorate the anniversary, we can send folk from his time to add another dimension to the occasion. We do receive communications by means other than carrier pigeon so do get in touch.