The famous writers of Great Britain
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When and where was Shakespeare born? He was born on the 23rd of April in 1564 in Stratford-on-Avon.
What is known about his parents? His father John Shakespeare was a glove maker, his mother Mary Arden was from a wealthy and responsible family. Coat of Arms with the motto
Tell us the titles of his most famous plays? “Romeo and Juliet” , “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” , “Othello” .
When and where did Shakespeare die? He died on the 23rd of April in 1616 in Stratford-on-Avon.
When and where was Walter Scott born? He was born on the 15th of August in 1771 in Edinburgh.
What is known about his parents? Scott’s father was a lawyer, his mother was a daughter of a physician.
What is the title of his first book and when was it written? Scott’s first book “The Chase, and William, and Helen” was written in 1796.
What genre of literature did Scott use most often and successfully? Scott is considered to be the inventor and the greatest practitioner of a historical novel.
When and where did Walter Scott die? He died on the 21st of September in1832 in Abbotsford, Scotland.