Thursday, 24 April 2014


This picture is said to be Shakespeare
Shakespeare died on April 23rd, 1616.  This may have been his birthday, as he was baptized a few days after April 23rd, 1564.  Recently, there has been an astonishing purchase on e-Bay.  Booksellers David Wechsler and George Keppelman of New York bought a copy of Baret's An Alvearie or Quadruple Dictionarie (1588).  Having examined their purchase, they are convinced it was the dictionary that Shakespeare used.  The experts will be turning their attention to it to see if they can authenticate it.

Shakespeare's coat-of-arms

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