How did Shakespeare achieve an elevated social status?
a)He was born into gentry.
b)He was knighted by Elizabeth for his excellent plays.
c)He was given a coat of arms.
d)He didn't, but his ...
... contemporaries considered him "noble."
The answer is C. He was given a coat of arms. More details can be found on William's own website here: [www.william-shakespeare.org.uk/shakespeare-coat-of-arms.htm] Which includes a picture of the ...
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