1564. Records from the Holy Trinity Church show that he was baptised
on 26th April 1564.
William Shakespeare was the son of John Shakespeare, a leather
merchant, and Mary Arden, daughter of a local farmer. Church records
prove that Shakespeare was one of eight children to the Shakespeare
household, sadly however, three died during childhood. Shakespeare is
said to have gone to a free grammar school in his home town, but there
is no proof. The excellence and talent of his works show that he had a
Next in Shakespeare's life was his marriage to Anne Hathaway.
Shakespeare was 18, but Anne was 26, and she was pregnant. The couple