Catholic painting covered over by Shakespeare’s dad discovered at Stratford’s Guidhall

By Lucy Lynch for the Coventry Telegraph, 14 March 2016

A new figure has been uncovered in a medieval wall painting in the building housing Shakespeare’s former classroom.

St John the Baptist appeared from under a layer of paint and varnish at the Guildhall in Church Street, Stratford, currently being restored as a visitor attraction.

The wall painting was covered over in the 16th Century, probably by Shakespeare’s father,when the national religion changed from Catholicism to Protestantism.

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