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William Shakespeare

            The Less Famous Personal Life of William Shakespeare.
             William Shakespeare was a well-known playwright of the Elizabethan era. Actually.
             he is just as well-known now as he was then. While Shakespeare is known more for his.
             plays and poetry, not much is known about his personal life. A lot of the history of.
             Shakespeare's life is presumed as being true. This could be because the majority of his.
             works were published after his death at which time he accomplished the fame he holds.
             today. With all his fame, Shakespeare remains a mysterious figure with regards to personal.
             life. There are many gaps in the history of his life, which tells us little about Shakespeare.
             the man.
             Shakespeare is believed to have been born on April 23, 1564 in.
             Stratford-upon-Avon where he was raised. He is the third of eight children being born to.
             John and Mary Shakespeare, and is the oldest son. John was a well-known merchant and.
             Mary was the daughter of a Roman Catholic member of the gentry. There is great.
             speculation of Shakespeare's childhood years, especially regarding his education. It is.
             believed by scholars that he attended the free grammar school in Stratford. What is certain.
             though is that he never proceeded to university schooling, which has caused some debate.
             concerning the composition of his works. As the eldest son, Shakespeare ordinarily would.
             have been apprenticed to his father's shop so that he could learn and eventually take over.
             the business, but according to one account he was apprenticed to a butcher because of.
             declines in his father's financial situation. There are miscellaneous stories about.
             Shakespeare's following years all of which might or might not be true.
             In 1582 Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway who was 26 years of age, at least 8.
             years older than himself. The marriage record dates November 27, 1582 in an Episcopal.
             register found in Worcester. The custom in Stratford after the eldest son married, was for.
             the new couple to live in the house of the groom's father.

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