Happy Birthday to William Shakespeare: The Bard from Stratford-upon-Avon

The Infamous Curse on Shakespeare's Grave
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Birthplace of William Shakespeare: Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, England

April 23rd is an important day in England.  It’s the Feast Day of Saint George, The Patron Saint of England, but it’s also a very special day for William Shakespeare.  April 23, 2015 marks the 399th anniversary of his death as well as being 451 years since his birth in Stratford-Upon-Avon.  What could be more appropriate than to have England’s favorite son tied to the Feast of Saint George?

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

 

 

In honor of his birthday, here is a montage of pictures from The Bard’s hometown stomping grounds.

 

 

New Place

New Place

 

Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

The River Avon

The River Avon

The Funerary Monument in Holy Trinity Church

The Funerary Monument in Holy Trinity Church

Prince Hal AKA Henry V

Prince Hal AKA Henry V

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Shakespeare's Baptismal Font in Holy Trinity Church

Shakespeare’s Baptismal Font in Holy Trinity Church

The Infamous Curse on Shakespeare's Grave

The Infamous Curse on Shakespeare’s Grave

Hall's Croft: Home of Susanna Shakespeare and her husband John Hall

Hall’s Croft: Home of Susannah Shakespeare and her husband John Hall

Another poet and her muse

Posing with the funerary monument

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