William Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the English language. This banner text can have markup.. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation Shakespeare's mother was born Mary Arden, the daughter of a well-to-do landowner in a lesser branch of an aristocratic family.

She outlived her husband by seven years. Shakespeare's Birthplace: This half-timbered building in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, was bought by Shakespeare's father, John, probably in two stages (in 1556 and 1575). He was not born to the nobility, ut he did have some authority in the town.

He became a successful glover and trader, and owned civic office in Stratford. By the late autumn in 1557 she was living at Stratford. John Shakespeare, William's father, was the high bailiff, or mayor, of Stratford-upon-Avon and a successful glove maker. Robert Catesby’s first taste of rebellion came in 1601 when he was part of the Earl of Essex’s ill-fated insurrection against Queen Elizabeth. Very little is known about her beyond a few references in legal documents. “Conscience doth make cowards of us all.” ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet. William Shakespeare’s parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden. His father was a small tenant farmer in Snitterfield, near Stratford-upon-Avon. (The family gave its name to the nearby Forest of Arden, which is the setting of Shakespeare's As You Like It.) tags: love , shakespeare , youth. Anne Hathaway (1556 – 6 August 1623) was the wife of William Shakespeare, the English poet, playwright and actor.They were married in 1582, when he was 18 and she was 26 years old. John Shakespeare was born in 1529. Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou growest: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee.” ― William Shakespeare, Sonnets. The Catesby family was said to have harboured the Jesuit priest Edmund Campion before his arrest and martyrdom. As William grew up, his family's financial situation worsened and he had to work to help support them. It is possible that Shakespeare’s father met Campion during his visit to Warwickshire. Wedded to John Shakespeare, Mary may have found his religious views problematic or unlike her father's, but John seems to have been brought up as a Catholic, and their son William was raised in the shadow of the old faith. He was born on or around 23 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, the eldest son of John Shakespeare, a prosperous glover and local dignitary, and Mary Arden, the daughter of a wealthy farmer.