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July 8, 1579
SHAKESPEARE DOCUMENTED IS STILL GROWING! Descriptive content and transcriptions will continue to be added, updated and expanded. Check back for regular updates!
February 13, 1582
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November 28, 1583
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ca. 1602
In 1602, York herald Ralph Brooke challenged 23 coats of arms granted by William Dethick, including the arms originally granted to Shakespeare’s father, John Shakespeare, and now belonging to William Shakespeare.
begun May 28, 1602
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begun May 28, 1602
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July 20, 1604
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ca. 1677
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ca. 1700
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17th century
This is a late 17th-century copy of the 1596 grant of arms to John Shakespeare. The copy’s text is nearly identical to the text of the second draft of the grant.

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