English IV, Period 5
15 March 2013
William Shakespeare is one of the most well-known and most inspired writers that ever was. There are no existing birth records that state the true birth of William Shakespeare. There are church records that say he was baptized April 26, 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. So scholars believe he must have been born around that date and they believe that that date wads April 23,1564.
William was the son of John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. John was a leather merchant and Mary was a local landed heiress. William had 5 other siblings. He had two older sisters named Joan and Judith and had three younger brothers named Gilbert, Richard, and Edmund.
There are many records about his childhood and some of the things that he did but there are no records of him ever getting school. They believe that he attended Kings New School. But since it cost money to go to school student had a to pay a tuition. Since he was a son of a public official he was automatically qualify for free tuition. But since there were not any source of existence of any record of him and his education people can sometimes believe that he never existed.
Shakespeare continued to grow up and once he reached the age of 18 he then got married. He got married to a woman named Anne Hathaway. They got married on November 28, 1582. Shakespeare was 18 and Anne was 26 when they got married. While they were married they had three children. Their eldest daughter was Susanna and then two years after the birth of their first child they had twins who were named Hamnet and Judith. But then at the age of eleven Hamnet passed away from a cause that is unknown.
After the birth of the twins that Shakespeare had there where no record for seven year later. Shakespeare all sudden jut disappeared out of the blue without anyone knowing where he went. Those years where there were no records of where called his lost years. A rumor that spread...
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