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date: 20 November 2019

Shakespeare, Williamlocked

(1564–1616)
  • Peter Holland

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Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet, was baptized, probably by the parish priest, John Bretchgirdle (or Bracegirdle), in Holy Trinity, the parish church of Stratford upon Avon, on 26 April 1564, the third child of John Shakespeare d. 1601 [see below]...

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