Meet the man behind the works
William Shakespeare Biography
Explore the life of the renowned English poet, playwright, and actor.
Shakespeare's Life: A Timeline
When Was Shakespeare Born?
William Shakespeare's birthday is most commonly celebrated on 23 April.
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
Shakespeare Coat of Arms
Find out what Shakespeare's coat of arms looks like
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
How did Shakespeare Die?
Learn about the circumstances of Shakespeare's death and the curse on his gravestone