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His father, John Shakespeare, was a glove maker and wool merchant and his mother, Mary Arden, was the daughter of a landowner from Wilmcote. William was the third child of john and Mary; he had two older sisters, Joan and Judith, and three younger brothers, Gilbert, Richard and Edmund. No records exist of William's childhood, and virtually none regarding his education. Scholars have assumed that he most likely attended the King's New School, in Stratford, which taught reading, writing and the classics. But this uncertainty regarding his education has led some to raise questions about the true authorship of his work and even about whether he really existed or not.
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No records exist to reveal how long William may have attended school. But, what is certain is that he did not attend university schooling, which is why people question the authorship of his works. At eighteen William Shakespeare married twenty-six year old Anna Hatheway. Since he was a minor he had to get his father's approval, and it was granted. On 27 November 1582, at Temple Grafton Church, Anne and William got married.
His father became a successful merchant but records show that his fortune started to decline around the late 70s. There aren’t many records of William’s childhood and basically none regarding his education. Scholars believe that Will most likely attended the King’s New School, in Stratford. William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582, in Worcester, in Canterbury Province. Will was 18 and Anne was 26, she was also pregnant with their first child, a daughter they named Susanna; born on May 26,1583.
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare is probably one of English literature’s greatest influences. Not a lot is actually known about him, but we do know about his life comes from court records, wills, marriage certificates and his tombstone. William was thought to have been born in 1564. We know this from the earliest record we have of his life; his baptism which happened on Wednesday, April the 26th, 1564. We don’t actually know his exact birthday but from this record we assume he was born in 1564.
At the age of eighteen, he married twenty-six year old Anne Hathaway on November 28, 1582. Just a few short months later, she conceived their first child, Susanna, on May 26, 1583. Later, on February 2, 1585, twins Hamnet and Judith were born. His only son, Hamnet, died in childhood at the early age of eleven (“William Shakespeare Biography”). They aren’t reall... ... middle of paper ... ...e and even several years where there are no records at all, however scholars have used what evidence they do have of his life and tried to out together the pieces to as much of it as possible.
Besides that, it is unknown how his life started. His dad, John Shakespeare, was a local citizen who served as a bailiff. His mother was Mary Arden Shakespeare. When was William born? Actually, no one knows the exact date of when he was born.