♥ Fun Facts ♥
  • William Shakespeare- 1564-1616
  • He is a English poet and playwright
  • No one know the actual birthday of Shakespeare
  • Anne Hathaway was eight years older that Shakespeare and three months pregnant when they got married
  • Shakespeare's Father, John was a money lender! He was accused in the Exchequer Court
    of Usury for lending money at the inflated rate of 20% and 25% Interest!
  • William Arden, a relative of Shakespeare's mother Mary Arden, was arrested for plotting
    against Queen Elizabeth I, imprisoned in the Tower of London and executed!
  • Shakespeare and his company built TWO Globe Theaters!
  • Shakespeare never published any of his plays!
  • Shakespeare and the Globe Actors were implicated in the Essex Rebellion of 1601!
  • Many eminent Authors and Politicians do not believe that Shakespeare wrote his plays...
  • Shakespeare's family were all illiterate!

  • Shakespeare's actual birthday is unknown but April 23rd has been generally used - the same day as St. George's Day, the Patron Saint of England - stranger still his actual date of death is also unknown and this has also been given April 23rd! Fact!
  • William's father, John Shakespeare was the Mayor of Stratford
  • There are rumours that Shakespeare left Stratford-upon-Avon to avoid prosecution for poaching a deer!
  • Shakespeare is rumoured to be the father of an illegitimate son - William Davenant!
  • We do not really know what Shakespeare looked like! Not one portrait was painted of Shakespeare whilst he was still alive!
  • The majority of his plays were only published seven years after his death!
  • Scandalous Facts! Shakespeare's daughter, Judith married a man called Thomas Quiney - but failed to get a special license to marry and, on March 12th 1616, Judith and Thomas Quiney were both excommunicated!
  • More scandalous Shakespeare Family Facts! It transpired that Thomas Quiney had made another girl pregnant and was prosecuted for 'carnal copulation'
  • The only mention that Shakespeare specifically makes of his wife in his Last Will and testament was to leave her his "second best bed"
  • Shakespeare's grandchildren all died - he had no descendents

Quotes From William Shakespeare

Being born is like being kidnapped. And then sold into slavery.
William Shakespeare

Death is a fearful thing.
William Shakespeare