"Perfectly Imperfect: The Shakespeare Story"

Few authors today write with such universal understanding that their
works will be popular with all types of people, and so successfully that their
work survives centuries. These authors posses qualities we can seldom identify
in their lifetimes. Yet we do know this -- William Shakespeare was one of them.
William Shakespeare's parents were John Shakespeare and Mary Arden.
John Shakespeare was born in 1529. His father was a small tenant farmer in
Snitterfield, near Stratford-upon-Avon. He became a successful glover and
trader, and owned civic office in Stratford. He was not born to the nobility,
but he did have some authority in the town. In 1596 he was given by the College
of Arms ...

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for the oversight and maintenance of
Corporation of Stratford property. In 1564, his name appeared on the list of
Capital Burgesses. He was likely a member for a number of years, just without
his name on the list. Capital Burgesses were the main English parliament
representatives for towns or boroughs. Later on, he was bailiff of the town,
and held many important positions throughout his life. William Shakespeare's
mother, Mary Arden, was born to nobility, a wealthy family. She was the
youngest daughter of Robert Arden, also a country gentleman, of Wilmcote. He
left in his will to Mary the estate of Asbies in Wilmcote and six pounds,
thirteen shillings, and sixpence. Within a year of her father's death, in 1557,
Mary married John Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare was the third child, born after Joan and Margaret
Shakespeare. Margaret died before William was born, and Joan died sometime
before 1569. William was born in 1564. His exact birth date is not ...

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of Richard Hathaway and
lived at Hewland's Farm, now known as Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Anne was also
about 8 years older than William, an unheard of thing in the English countryside.
Yet they decided to be married soon afterwards, though William was a minor.
They received their marriage license on November 27, 1582, soon after Anne's
father died. Curiously, their first child was born only six months later!
Susanna Shakespeare was born in late May of 1583. Twins, a boy and a
girl named Hamnet and Judith were born two years later. They were named after
a couple who lived nearby. Hamnet was William's very good friend. The twins
were conceived in 1584, obviously, so Shakespeare must ...

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