Interested in Willam Shakespeare facts? Below you can read seven quick facts about Shakespeare, or delve deeper into our longer selection of 50 interesting facts about the great man and his life. John came to Stratford from Snitterfield before as an apprentice glover and tanner of leathers. He prospered and began to deal in farm products and wool before being elected to a multitude of civic positions.
1. Some people think Shakespeare was a fraud.
This weekend marks the th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Shakespeare died on April 23 in at the age of 52 — a relatively old age to live to in those times. So what do we know? Take a look at the most interesting facts about the life of William Shakespeare, below:.
Facts About Shakespeare’s Life
Here are 10 strange facts to get you started:. The only thing Shakespeare left to his wife in his will was the second best bed in the house. He was then imprisoned in the Tower of London and executed.
Want more? Browse our list of Shakespeare Unlimited episodes. Such citations were not just in medical journals, he adds, but in sworn legal testimony. The reason, we learn in this podcast, was essentially this: Modern psychiatry was a fledgling field, regarded with distrust and little respect by many Americans. What it needed, above all, was authority—and what better, more respected authority than the great playwright?