Meet the man behind the works
William Shakespeare Biography
Explore the life of the renowned English poet, playwright, and actor.
When Was Shakespeare Born?
The Authorship Question
Who wrote the plays of William Shakespeare?
An introduction to William Shakespeare's immediate family.
Find out what we know about Shakespeare's school and how else he may have been educated.
Wedding and Marriage
Learn more about the events surrounding William Shakespeare's wedding and marriage.
Shakespeare Coat of Arms
Read about William Shakespeare's early career as he built his reputation in London.
Shakespeare and Stratford
William Shakespeare's relationship with his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon
When did Shakespeare die?
What we know about when, where and how Shakespeare died
The Second-Best Bed
Shakespeare famously left his wife, Anne Hathaway, his ‘second best bed.’ But why?