BOOK STRATFORD-UPON-AVON HOTELS

Featured Destination

September 2017: Ashdown Forest

The return to school in September focuses the minds of two groups of travellers: in the first week parents looking for a last bite of ...More
More Uk destinations

William Shakespeare
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Born on 23rd of April 1564
Died in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Died on 23rd of April 1616

Quotes from William Shakespeare

'When words are scarce they are'... More

Born 1564 .Died 1616 - English playwright, poet & actor

Son of a glover and wool dealer. Married Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and had three children. Joined London acting company that had been touring Stratford. By 1595 had written several successful plays. Between 1594-1598 he wrote six comedies, five histories, and one tragedy and took London by storm. The Globe was built and his plays met with further popular success. Wrote sonnets that were not published until 1609. Returned to Stratford, died at home and buried in the church where he was christened.

Links:
internal link Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
internal link Royal Shakespeare Company Tours

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to William Shakespeare?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

16040 views since 31st January 2007

Brit Quote:
Power is not a means, it is an end - George Orwell
More Quotes

On this day:
Edward II killed at Berkeley Castle - 1327, Battle of Prestonpans - 1745, Tolkien Publishes The Hobbit - 1937, First Old Grey Whistle Test - 1971
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages