William Shakespeare was born in Stratford-on-Avon In 1564. While the exact date is not know, his birthday is traditional celebrated on April 23, the same day as his death. (book)
There is a limited amount of verifiable information about Shakespeare’s life outside of his works. However according to (book) Shakespeare was born into a wealthy family, but in his teen years the family started to find themselves in financial trouble. Again there is no solid evidence but it can be effectively assumed that he had been formal educated at some point before entering his adult life at eighteen when he married Anne Hathaway. By twenty-one Shakespeare had three children with Anne. While most of this information seem to be derived for pieces historical documents such as the birth certificate of his children, there is some firm evidence about Shakespeare’s life in London.
By 1592 Shakespeare was a noteworthy actor and playwright and by 1594 he was an established poet. During his time in London Shakespeare was very successful in surrounding himself with highly influential people: the Queen of England herself.
As a member of Lord Chamberlands Men, an acting troupe that was quietly funded by Queen Elizabeth, Shakespeare acted in or provided the material to be performed by the group. In 1599 the globe theater was built to house the troupe’s art. The globe theater allowed the work and talents of Shakespeare to be experienced by all of the people of England. Because the Globe theater allowed citizen and noble alike to experience these works the daily lives and beliefs held by the people became very important in the messages that where sent though the plays. While Shakespeare flourished in his art during the time of Queen Elizabeth’s reign, London was in a state of aftershock.
Upon the death of King Henry, the only male heir, Edward stood to inherit the thrown however Edward died in 1553 before he could lay claim to his birth right. After Edwards’ death power...