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 'Lost Years'
What was Shakespeare doing between 1585 and 1592?
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.
How did Shakespeare Die?
Learn about the circumstances of Shakespeare's death and the curse on his gravestone
The Second-Best Bed
Shakespeare famously left his wife, Anne Hathaway, his ‘second best bed.’ But why?