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Happy Birthday William Shakespeare 23 April 2021

Flowers for Shakespeare’s Birthday at Holy Trinity Church 2021 “I would I had some flowers of the spring” Today, 23 April, is William Shakespeare’s Birthday. I’ve already been down to Holy Trinity Church where he was baptised...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Apr 2021

Births, baptisms and burials

An Elizabethan baptism I wrote in 2014 about the documentary records of Shakespeare’s baptism at Holy Trinity Church on 26 April 1564. There’s a lot of confusion about the actual date of Shakespeare’s birth, but at the time it was the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 Apr 2019

We fly by night on ‘the wings of love’… to Hull

Around midnight, or just shortly thereafter, Miss Mary Burton crept out of her father’s house at Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, into the waiting arms of her lover, William Fields, a draper from Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire. William must have...
From: All Things Georgian on 24 Apr 2018

Keats and Shakespeare at Eton College

 By Sir Stanley Wells Join us at Eton College, Windsor, for a special evening of Keats and Shakespeare on Tuesday 3 October 2017 from 6.30pm until 9.00pm. Find out more by clicking here.
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Sep 2017

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations 2017 in Stratford-upon-Avon

The band at the head of Bridge Street In 2017 I am more aware than ever how lucky I am to live in Stratford-upon-Avon, able to take a full part in the whole weekend of the Birthday Celebrations, not just the day itself. So many events take place...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Apr 2017

Shakespeare at Holy Trinity Church 2016

Holy Trinity Church Now we’re into April and events relating to the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death are beginning in earnest. Holy Trinity Church is always a focus during the Birthday Celebrations, since Shakespeare’s grave...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Apr 2016

The tale of “Shakespeare’s skull”

In writing posts for this blog I’ve looked at lots of the myths surrounding Shakespeare’s life. They cover almost every aspect of his life: who he married, and where, what he looked like, whether he was gay or straight, whether he took drugs....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 10 Nov 2015

Stratford and “the sere, the yellow leaf”

Autumn at Welcombe It’s that time of year when everything feels as if it’s shutting down. Days get shorter, nights colder, and once they’ve had their brief blaze of colour, leaves are gone from the bare branches. The sense of things...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Oct 2015

“The best bit of Shakespeareana ever penned” Washington Irving and Stratford

3rd April 1783 was the birthday of the great American writer Washington Irving,  one of the first tourists to Stratford-upon-Avon to describe his visit in detail. While living in England he made several visits to the town to see the sites associated...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 3 Apr 2015

Sir George Carew

Portrait of Sir George Carew (1555-1629), English School.   Visitors to Nash’s House will recognise this portrait of Sir George Carew (1555-1629) which hung in the staircase there until recently.  The portrait is now on display in the Reading...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 28 Jan 2015

Floral offerings for Shakespeare’s Birthday

Shakespeare’s Birthday has been celebrated in Stratford-upon-Avon for very nearly two centuries. Over this period there have been many changes, but the floral procession from the centre of the town to Holy Trinity Church remains their central feature. It...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 18 Dec 2014

Robert Bell Wheler, “the historian of Stratford”

Wheler’s 1814 Guide to Stratford 2014 is being celebrated as the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, but in Stratford there is also another significant anniversary this year. It is just 200 years since Robert Bell Wheler published his...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 15 Sep 2014

Holy Trinity’s American tributes to Shakespeare in glass

The American Window in Holy Trinity Church The affection that Stratford is held in by Americans has been demonstrated in a number of buildings and monuments: the American Fountain in Rother Street, opened in 1887, for example. Less well-known is the American...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 20 Aug 2014

Sir Walter Scott at Shakespeare’s Tomb

On the 15th August 1771 Walter Scott was born in College Wynd in the Old Town of Edinburgh.  Scott achieved popular success as a poet and novelist during his lifetime.  He is remembered today as the father of the modern historic novel.  He also played...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 15 Aug 2014

A Ride taken in July 1785 (Diary of a Tour through Oxfordshire and Warwickshire)

In the collection of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust there are a number of travel diaries and journals which can tell us so much about the world that their writers encountered. As well as including important facts and historical information, they are...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 25 Jul 2014

Shakespeare’s baptism at 450

The medieval font in which Shakespeare was baptised in Holy Trinity Church Saturday 26 April 2014 is the 450th Anniversary of the baptism of William Shakespeare in Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. Doubts may be cast over his exact birthday, but...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 26 Apr 2014

1564 – The Year of Shakespeare’s Birth

As it is the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare this year, this series of blogs will explore events and everyday life for every 50 years since, using items from across our collections. It makes sense to start at the beginning, around...
From: Finding Shakespeare on 21 Apr 2014

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