By Lee Jamieson
Shakespeare’s Life and Times
Amazingly, historians know very little about Shakespeare’s life. This biographic section looks at the surviving evidence and paints a picture of the world's most famous playwright.
Shakespeare is synonymous with his home town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover the mark he has left on this small English market town with our guide to Shakespeare’s Stratford.
Historical Context to Shakespeare's Life
Shakespeare was a product of the world around him and he was shaped by the social, political and artistic movements of the time.