Where Did Shakespeare Go to School?

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Though much mystery surrounds the life of William Shakespeare, it is believed by many historians that he likely attended grammar school near his home in Stratford, at the King's New School. No records of other schools he may have attended or degrees of higher education have been discovered.

There have been unconfirmed rumors of some aspects of Shakespeare's life that suggest he may have been involved in more schooling. English writer and philosopher John Aubrey claimed that Shakespeare had once been a schoolmaster, which would likely require qualifications beyond simple grammar school. However, scholars do know that Latin was a main facet of a grammar school education at the Stratford school, so it can be assumed that Shakespeare was educated in the ancient language.