1. Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon
- Stanley Wells
William Shakespeare is thought to have been born on 23 April 1564 and died on 23 April 1616. ‘Shakespeare and Stratford-upon-Avon’ describes his life in the Warwickshire market town with his parents, John Shakespeare and Mary Arden, and his siblings. Shakespeare’s works confirm he had a good education, most likely at the grammar school. He married Anne Hathaway in 1582 and they had three children. He moved to London, the centre of the literary and theatre world, some time after his children were born, but his family remained in Stratford and Shakespeare retained strong links with the town to the end of his life.