William ShakespeareHis Life and Times J. Fink & K. Marsh Glenforest Resource Centre April 2009 and Generously Shared with Clarkson SS Library Resource Centre, 2011
Shakespeare's Family • Joan, born 1558, died before 1569. • Margaret, born 1562, died 1563 (aged 5 months). • (William, born 1564, died 1616.) • Gilbert, born 1566, haberdasher, died 1612. (A haberdasher sells hats, clothes, thread, ribbons etc.) • Joan, born 1569, married William Hart, died 1646. • Anne, born 1571, died 1579. • Richard, born 1574, occupation unknown, died 1613. • Edmund, born 1580, "player," died 1607. • There are no known living relatives of William Shakespeare
1. Activities inside the house and yard which were the responsibility of: The Housewife.
2. And, activities outdoors which were the responsibility of: The Husbandman.
The husband was the head of the household; the wife and children were subordinate and expected to obey.
The London BridgeThe River Thames was considered "the great highway of London"
It was widely believed that the Earth was round and at the centre of a spherical universe.
At the centre of the universe were the four elements: earth, water, air, fire. Then the 7 planets.
Religion provided stability. Here we see the depiction of the Story of Creation.
The Commonalty (1) The middle people of England Citizens and Burgesses Yoemen Professionals Merchants Lawyers Administrators Clergy The Commonalty (2) The fourth sort or class Small merchants or retailers Day labourers, husbandmen, artisans... The poor, infirm, and the unemployed The Nobility gentlemen of the greater sort The King Dukes Marquesses Earls Viscounts Barons The Gentry the second sort of gentlemen Baronets Knights Esquires Gentlemen Hierarchy of the Classes
Henry's elder daughter, Queen MaryKnown as "bloody Mary". When Mary died she was succeeded by her Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth.1553 - 1558
When Mary died she was succeeded by her Protestant half-sister Elizabeth I1558-1603
Year: 1564Shakespeare's birth • English and Scottish statues against witchcraft. • Plague in London. • Potatoes are introduced to England from America by John Hawkins, slave trader. • John Shakespeare is listed among Stratford capital burgesses, and gives money for relief of plague victims. John Hawkins begins second voyage to the New World. • Galileo is born
Potatoes are introduced to England from America by John Hawkins, known as Elizabeth's slave trader.
Year: 1582Shakespeare's Marriage • 1582 Nov. 27. A marriage license is issued by the Bishop of Worcester to "WillelmumShaxpere [and] Annam Whateley.“ • Plague in London. • Berkeley's Men, and Lord Chandos's men, perform in Stratford. Work is begun on the London Bridge waterworks, to supply the city with water. • 1583 May 26--Susanna, first child of William and Anne Shakespeare, is born • 1585Feb. 2– Hamnet and Judith, twins of William and Anne Shakespeare, are christened. An unnamed company of players is at Stratford.