In December 1794, William told his father that he had discovered a cache of old documents and one of them had a signature of Shakespeare in it. He gave the document—which he had made himself—to his overjoyed father, who had been looking for just that kind of signature for years. This started William down a road of forgery and deceit that would fool many famous people of the time. Learn about this fascinating bit of history and how one man tried to please his father by writing new Shakespeare pieces in “Shakespeare’s own hand.”