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after June 22, 1616
The registered copy of Shakespeare’s last will and testament is shown here. The original will was probated on June 22, 1616, and entered in the register shortly thereafter.
April 25, 1616
According to the inscription on the wall monument erected in his memory, Shakespeare died on April 23, 1616 and was buried, as would be normal practice at that time, two days later.
ca. 1700
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early 17th century
This manuscript contains a depiction of Shakespeare’s arms that clearly refers to William, rather than to his father, John.