Queen Elizabeth I was the monarch when William Shakespeare was born and remained queen until her death in 1603. Elizabeth I had no consort. James I was her successor, and he remained on the throne when Shakespeare died in 1616.Know More
James I married Anne of Denmark in 1589.
Shakespeare's early plays, those written in the 1590s, included both comedies and histories, the latter using the often tumultuous royal successions as inspiration. Shakespeare and his troupe were fairly successful and built their own theater, The Globe, in 1599.
James I was a supporter of the theater. Upon his coronation, the acting troupe changed its name to the King's Men. After 1600, Shakespeare's plays leaned toward tragedies, including Hamlet, King Lear and Macbeth.Learn more about Renaissance & Reformation
In addition to being an actor, playwright, and entrepreneur, it is thought that Shakespeare may have also worked as a horse attendant and assistant schoolmaster. There are several years of Shakespeare's life for which there is no existing account, and scholars merely speculate on his occupation during those years, notes Biograph.com.Full Answer >
William Shakespeare is known most for his playwriting, but he also wrote 154 sonnets as well as a number of other poems. Born in 1564, Shakespeare is considered by many the greatest dramatist of all time.Full Answer >
The king of Spain in 1492 was King Ferdinand V, also known as King Ferdinand II of Aragon. He was famous for funding Christopher Columbus' expeditions to the New World and for driving the remaining Moor forces out of Spain, uniting the country under one rule.Full Answer >
As of 2014, scholars have not determined why Shakespeare left Stratford for London, but it appears that he left to be trained as an actor. The years between 1585 and 1592 are known as Shakespeare's "lost years."Full Answer >