William Shakespeare’s Diary: 26/08/1573
William Shakespeare’s Diary: 26/08/1573
Posted 7 days ago

Good day to thee

For the past few days I have noticed strange people on the land. They have been moving things into Mothers House. It looked terribly suspicious. So, I waited until everyone had gone so I could explore.

What I found was not good practice. Stood in front of me was not one... but TWO cauldrons.

Does this mean someone is practising witch-craft? I should go warn the maids in the Kitchen. I do not want my dinner to be cursed.

I shall see thee anon.

William Shakespeare, Aged 9

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William Shakespeare’s Diary: 13/08/1573
Posted 3 weeks ago

Good day

My name is William Shakespeare. I am nine years of age and live at Mary Arden's Farm.

I attend King's New School of Stratford-upon-Avon. My favourite lesson is Latin, however I have always quite enjoyed English Literature.

My mother, Mary Arden, said I should start writing because of the creative stories I tell. In all honesty, they are pretty good. So I decided to start writing this diary and fill it with stories about school and home as well as my ideas. Who knows, maybe they will be worth something one day.

Well, that's all for now. I am going with my father,…

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Golden Guernsey Goat Kids Steppin Out
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Golden Guernsey Goat Kids – Latest Pictures
Posted 4 months ago

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Good Queen Bess Visits Mary Arden’s Farm
Posted 5 months ago

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As you all may know, she is given to suddenly descending upon her subjects to determine for herself, their well being and obedience to her laws.  This was all the more important as Thursday…

Good Queen Bess Visits Mary Arden’s Farm
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William Shakespeare’s Diary: 26/08/1573

Good day to thee For the past few days I have noticed strange people on the land. They have been moving things into Mothers House. It looked terribly suspicious. So, I waited until everyone had gone so I could explore. What I found was not good practice. Stood in front of me was not one… but TWO […]

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Good day My name is William Shakespeare. I am nine years of age and live at Mary Arden’s Farm. I attend King’s New School of Stratford-upon-Avon. My favourite lesson is Latin, however I have always quite enjoyed English Literature. My mother, Mary Arden, said I should start writing because of the creative stories I tell. […]

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