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Shakespeare’s Life His father, John, trained as a glove- maker and married Mary Arden, the daughter of Robert Arden, a farmer from the nearby village of Wilmcote. John and Mary set up home in Henley Street, Stratford, in the house now known as Shakespeare's Birthplace.Mary ArdenShakespeare's Birthplace John Shakespeare was a prominent citizen, serving on the town council for many years and becoming Bailiff, or Mayor, in 1568. Besides his craft as a glover, he traded as a wool dealer and was also involved in money-lending. John and Mary lost two children before William was born. They had five more children, another of whom died young William Shakespeare was born in 1564, in Stratford-upon-Avon. Located in the centre of England, the town was (and still is) an important river-crossing settlement and market centre. The register of Stratford's Holy Trinity Church records Shakespeare's baptism on 26 April. He is traditionally said to have been born on 23 April. Stratford-upon-Avon Holy Trinity Church
Shakespeare’s Education Shakespeare’s School Room, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon. As the son of a leading townsman, William almost certainly attended Stratford's 'petty' or junior school before progressing, perhaps at the age of seven, to the Grammar School, which still stands. The grammar school's curriculum was geared to teaching pupils Latin, both spoken and written. The classical writers studied in the classroom influenced Shakespeare's plays and poetry; for example, some of his ideas for plots and characters came from Ovid's tales, the plays of Terence and Plautus, and Roman history. Grammar School
Shakespeare’s Marriage It is not known what Shakespeare did when he left school, probably at the age of fourteen, as was usual. In November 1582 he married Anne Hathaway, the daughter of Richard Hathaway, a local farmer. Her home, now known as AnneAnne Hathaway's CottageHathaway's Cottage, still stands in the village of Shottery, a mile from Stratford. At the time of their marriage William was eighteen and Anne was twenty-six. Their first-born child, Susanna, was baptized on 26 May 1583. Two years later twins followed, Hamnet and Judith.
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Example: Persuasive Letter Dearest Brutus, The People of Rome have great respect for you and wishes that the throne should be bestowed upon your magnificent kingship qualifications. Caesar, on the other hand, is a threat to Rome and suffers from a debilitating and horrible disease that causes him to faint constantly. The people want prosperity but if you allow Caesar to become King, Rome will be in a dreadful state. You must prevent his Kingship and provoke him to deny the throne. He is a parasite infesting our land and its inhabitants. Terrible things have been foretold if Caesar becomes King, but only you have the power to stop it. Save us from the atrocious events that awaits our people if Caesar is crowned King! Signed, The People of Rome