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Shakespeare documents recognised by UNESCO International Memory of the World Programme

UNESCO’s International Memory of the World programme has added 90 ‘Shakespeare Documents’ to their register

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Shakespeare’s will heads to Stratford

One of our most important original documents relating to William Shakespeare is set to return to his hometown for the very first time since it was written...

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See Shakespeare’s will in London

By me William Shakespeare, our exhibition telling the story of Shakespeare’s life in London, opens today. It is being held at the Inigo Rooms,...

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By me William Shakespeare exhibition to reveal playwright’s life in London

William Shakespeare’s life in London will be explored in a once-in-a-generation exhibition showcasing the gems of The National Archives’ collection...

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Celebrating Shakespeare’s life and legacy in 2016

The National Archives will join 23 of London’s leading cultural, creative and educational organisations in celebrating the life and influence of...

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Help shape our upcoming Shakespeare events

We are looking to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016 with a special programme of events. We hold nearly half of the known Shakespeare...

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