William Shakespeare.

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Samantha Steele 10N

William Shakespeare

It is believed that William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, on April 26th 1564, but in fact this was the date he was baptised and there is no evidence of the date he was actually born. His father, John Shakespeare, was a whittawer by profession and held several important town offices. His mother, Mary Arden, was from a fairly wealthy family. Shakespeare and his wife, Anne Hathaway got married in 1582. William was 18 and Anne was 26.

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Anne and William’s first daughter, Susanna, was baptised on May 26th 1582. A set of twins, Hamnet and Judith, were born two years later. In 1596 Hamnet died at the age of eleven.  

It is believed that Shakespeare did not have a very good education. He attended Stratford Grammer School, a school that specifically served prominent citizens. It is not known how long Shakespeare attended, but it is assumed that this is the only education he received.

Between 1585 and 1592 no records of Shakespeare were found. This period of his life is usually referred to as ...

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