A Yorkshire Tragedy In Plain and Simple English
Walter Calverley was a noted English squire most remember today for his crime than his status; in 1605, Calverley murdered two of his three sons, and seriously wounded his wife.
It was one of the most famous crimes of the century, and playwrights soon began dramatizing the story. One of the most famous versions was "A Yorkshire Tragedy."
For years, the play was attributed to William Shakespeare; most scholars now agree that a more likely candidate is Jacobean playwright, Thomas Middleton