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Stratford on-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

William Shakespeare. In 1842, a death mask was found in a ragpicker’s shop in Darmstadt, Germany that is 99.9% certain to be that of William Shakespeare’s. The mask, bearing the date of 1616 (Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616) , features the writer’s high forehead, prominent nose and beard.

Anne Hathaway's Cottage - Stratford-Upon Avon, via Flickr. Anne was Shakespeare's wife, but it was not a happy arrangement. Y'see, Will Shakespeare got pushed into an old-fashioned shotgun wedding by Annie's furious dad. Need I say more?

William Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stratford Upon Avon, England: Birthplace of William Shakespeare

This sceptered isle: "This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."....Richard II, Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare (1564-1616) at Lyceum Theatre, photo W. & D. Downey (1855-1910s). Photograph. London, England, 1895.

Sandringham House in Norfolk, England. The house is privately owned by the British Royal Family.

Chatsworth House, Derbyshire, England! Need to go again, truly beautiful.