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Shakespeare's Life

Find out more about the man behind the works with our home learning resources

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Shakespeare's Life

Find out more about the man behind the works.

Timeline of Shakespeare's Life

Timeline of Shakespeare's Life and Times

A one page visual representation of the major events in Shakespeare’s life and Elizabethan England. Designed for printout on A3/Legal paper.

Shakespeare WANTED

Shakespeare WANTED

This poster offers a quick introduction to Shakespeare: who was he, what we know about him (and what not), and what is he famous for. Ideal with the accompanying Shakespeare WANTED worksheet that uses information from the poster for some activities.

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William Shakespeare Biography

Explore the articles we've written all about William Shakespeare's life, including where he lived, who he was related to and what work he produced during his life.

Shakespeare's Family

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Fun Facts About Shakespeare's Family

This fact sheet gives you more details about the Shakespeare family, featuring ten facts you might find surprising. Try using this new knowledge to write your very own Shakespeare quiz and put your family and friends to the test!

Tudor Times Journalist

Become a Tudor Journalist

Inhabit the role of a Tudor journalist and come up with headlines and news stories about the Shakespeare family in Stratford! Use our special newspaper template and don’t forget to choose the right picture to illustrate your story!

Family Tree

Shakespeare Family Tree

Meet the Shakespeares! This family tree introduces Shakespeare’s immediate family: his parents and siblings, his own children, and grandchildren.

Shakespeare's Family

Shakespeare's family

Did you know that William was the eldest surviving son of John and Mary Shakespeare, but they'd actually had two children before him?This resource introduces the most famous family in Stratford-upon-Avon. Find out what Shakespeare’s father did for a living, who Shakespeare married, and what happened to his own children.

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