The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust's collection of parish church registers helps us to know about the birth, life, and death of William Shakespeare, as well as aiding us in finding the genealogical records of local families.
Avril Rowlands imagines Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare's wife, as a talented female writer that comes up with the cunning plan to get her plays performed under her husband's name when he suffers rejection as a playwright.
In this blog post, archivist John Benson explains and transcribes the only letter we have addressed to William Shakespeare: the letter from Richard Quiney, father-in-law to Shakespeare's daughter Judith.
In March of 1810, a signet ring of quality and wealth was found on the grounds of Holy Trinity Church with the initials 'WS' engraved. There is a genuine possibility it is William Shakespeare's very own ring.