Events that happened in Shakespeares personal life
His actual birthdate is not known. He was Baptised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.
Shakespeare falls in love and marries Anne Hathaway on November 27th
Susanna, WIlliam and Anne's first child is born and lives 66 years.
During this year, William writes his first play Henry VI, Part One
In this year, Shakespeare composes his greatest play, Hamlet
William dies and is buried in the Stratford Holy Church
The belief in superstition greatly affected this time period. Everyone wanted a horoscope. We see some of these fortune tellers and superstitions in shakespeares plays.
The average lifespan of this time period was about 30 years because of poor treatment of diseases and sudden deaths. No one had the medical technology to be able to fight off diseases.
During these times people were obsessed with showy dress. This included long flowy dresses with corsets and bonnets. And wigs for the men.
During shakespeares time, women had limited rights. Most women had little power over the direction of their lives as men controlled most of their actions.
The plague, a nasty disease outbreaks in England and kills around twenty percent of the population. This disease, also known as the black death, is a main contributor to the great depression
Queen Elizabeth passes away. This causes complication because she did not leave an heir which made the citizens of England uneasy about who was to be their next King/Queen.