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Fascinating facts and figures on the life, work and legacy of the Bard of Stratford, William Shakespeare.

3 months - William Shakespeare's age when the plague arrived in Stratford upon Avon.

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18 - William Shakespeare's age on the day he married the 26 year old Anne Hathaway.

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7 - The number of years that William's father John spent as an apprentice glover, just the first of a number of careers he would hold in his lifetime.

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60 - The number of different species of bird mentioned in Shakespeare's plays.

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154 - the number of sonnets that Shakespeare wrote.

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17 feet - The depth at which Shakespeare's body is believed to have been buried.

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150 - The number of times the word 'love' appears in the play Romeo and Juliet.

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