THE Bank of England is due to put painter JMW Turner on its new £20 note in 2020. Here we look back at who has previously had the honour. William Shakespeare The very first £20 note was produced in 1725 but production ceased on them in 1943. The first £20 in recent times was started in 1970 which was mainly purple in colour and featured Shakespeare who is widely considered to be Britain’s greatest poet and playwright. The note was last issued in 1991. The Bard of Avon is thought to have been born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon. He married Anne Hathaway when he was 18 and they had three children. Few concrete details of his life are known but he managed to produce some of Britain’s most famous plays including Hamlet, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet and Othello. He died on April 23, 1616 at the age of 52.Michael Faraday The £20 note was changed in 1991 when scientist Michael Faraday appeared. Born in 1791 Faraday had little formal education but went on to be … [Read more...] about Who has appeared on the £20 note? From William Shakespeare to Adam Smith
William shakespeare died
DESPERATE teachers are using emojis to get pupils interested in the works of William Shakespeare. Experts believe the symbols help youngsters learn the great dramatist’s plays. They also make it easier for children to understand the ideas of Shakespeare. Charlotte Hodgson, an English teacher at Avonbourne College in Bournemouth, used emojis to explain A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She said: “Everyone in the English department uses them. “I’ve had classes plot the entire summary of a scene in emojis and then they put them on to a graph to show the tension the characters are feeling. “They find quotations to illustrate this, so it builds to become higher-level learning as well.” most read in uk newsMEG'S GOING SOLO Meghan to enter Windsor chapel ALONE before Charles meets her half way LAST NIGHT OF FREEDOM Meghan arrives at Cliveden with mum for final night before big day DRESS DESIGNER REVEALED? Meghan Markle's wedding dress 'designed by Stella … [Read more...] about Desperate teachers are using EMOJIS to get pupils interested in the works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare died on this day 402 years ago. The Bard of Avon and his works are celebrated throughout the country with more than 12,000 street and house names inspired by him. According to research by Royal Mail, the 12,000 addresses dedicated to the poet and playwright reference his name, plays, birthplace and various residences, with Warwick, Westcliff-On-Sea and Shanklin containing a particularly high proportion of related addresses. Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream are the most influential of Shakespeare's works, with 500 and 300 related addresses respectively, including "Hamlet Gardens" in Andover and "Claudius Road" in Colchester. There is a "Titania Close" in Bilston and "Midsummer Common" in Cambridge. Even some of the Bard's less well-known plays have inspired the country's street and house monikers. There are 25 separate "Titus" ways, courts and streets, named after Titus Andronicus, and more than 100 … [Read more...] about Montague Road and Hamlet Gardens: How Shakespeare inspired 12,000 street names across the UK
William Shakespeare (1564-1616), perhaps the finest mind to ever put quill to parchment, is famously thought to have been born and died on the same date - 23 April. This Monday therefore simultaneously marks the 454th birthday of the Bard of Avon and the 402nd anniversary of his death. Shakespeare was 52 when he was laid to rest at the Church of the Holy Trinity in his hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, leaving behind 154 sonnets and the 39 tragedies, histories and comedies that continue to dominate the world's theatrical stages to this day. Read more The Tempest review: Simon Russell Beale is profoundly moving The Elizabethan playwright casts an almost immeasurably vast shadow over British culture. He has shaped the English language and our everyday speech to a far greater extent than we commonly consider. When we commend someone for having "a heart of gold", we are quoting Henry V. When we dismiss something as "neither here nor there", we … [Read more...] about William Shakespeare’s birthday: How the Bard bade farewell through Prospero and The Tempest
WILLIAM Shakespeare is arguably the greatest playwright to ever live - and deserves to have his birthday celebrated accordingly. But when is it - and how does his proud home town of Stratford-upon-Avon mark the big day. When is Shakespeare's birthday? The exact date is unknown but it is most often celebrated on April 23, the same date he died aged 52. We do know that he was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1565. His baptism is recorded in the Parish Register at Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday, April 26, 1564. These usually took place within three days of birth, according to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. How dose Stratford-upon-Avon celebrate Shakespeare's birthday? Unsurprisingly, his home went all out in celebrating the famous writer's 454th birthday with a parade and city-wide carnival. There were live street theatre and music, vintage singers, street food and craft demonstrations across the weekend, according to local media. On Sunday, the head boy of … [Read more...] about When is Shakespeare’s birthday, how is it celebrated in his hometown Stratford upon Avon and what are some of his best quotes?