The story of William Shakespeare begins with his birth on April 23, 1564. He was born to a Catholic family in a time when Queen Mary I of England was doing her best to convince the entire country to support the Catholic Church. But when Shakespeare turned 4 years old, a new Queen sat down on her throne – and under her rule Catholics (include Shakespeare’s parents) would be treated very differently.
You may know the name William Shakespeare, but perhaps you've wondered, "What's so great about him?”
This book (part of the “What’s So Great About…”) series, gives kids insight into life, times and career of William Shakespeare.