The Tudor Society

23 April – William Shakespeare’s Birth and Death

Not only is today the anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare in 1564, but it is also the anniversary of his death in 1616!

In today's "on this day in Tudor history" video, I share some facts about the Bard, along with a few phrases from his works that have become part of common parlance.

You may also be interested in my Claire Chats talk "Who was William Shakespeare?".

Also on this day in history:

Today is also St George's Day, the day for announcing new appointments to the Order of the Garter, the highest order of chivalry in England.

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