All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
– As You Like it, Act 2, Scene 7, William Shakespeare
The world’s greatest writer, William Shakespeare, was born in England, in April 1564, that is 456 years ago. So this weekend we are celebrating his birthday.
The exact date of his birth is not known, however, Shakespeare’s baptism is recorded in the Parish Register at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon on Wednesday 26 April 1564. As baptisms typically took place within three days of a new arrival, it is widely thought he was born on 23 April. This has become the date the Shakespeare’s birthday is celebrated worldwide. Strangely, Shakespeare died on the same date 52 years later on 23 April 1616.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em. ‘
— TWELFTH NIGHT, ACT 2, SCENE 5
Writing with a Shakespeare Sterling Silver
There is nothing quite like writing with a fountain pen. The ink flows from the nib in a way that aids thought and concentration. We cannot guarantee that your writings will become as famous as those of Shakespeare but owning the Shakespeare Sterling Silver may inspire you to write great words of comfort, love and wisdom to your friends, family and loved ones.
Classic design with subtle Shakespearean connections
Classically elegant in design, the Shakespeare Pens bears a full set of English hallmarks to confirm its quality and purity. English hallmarks have been used as evidence of purity of precious metals since 1300, well before Shakespeare was born.
On the end of the cap is an image of William Shakespeare which has been taken from the title page of his First Folio, published in 1623. ‘Made in England’ is also engraved on the cap top to reflect that not only is the pen made in England, but so was the world’s greatest playwright.
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