Celebrating over 400 years of Shakespeare

To celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, and as a commemoration of the 400 years since his death, last weekend I travelled to Stratford-upon-Avon, his beautiful hometown. Shakespeare was a master, his writings, incredible. His work has enlightened, changed the lives, sparked the interests, of millions of people, from all around the world. The immortal beauty of his work can be seen in the love so many of us have for the masterpieces he left behind hundreds of years ago. I don’t think I need to write any more about how much Shakespeare and his beautiful sonnets, plays, and writings, mean toย  me, how much I’m fascinated by them, how much I love them; you can see it in the countless articles I’ve written about them, the many more I will do so in future, and my inability to go for a prolonged period of time without writing something Shakespeare.

To celebrate the legacy of this extraordinary genius, in this article I’m going to show you some of the most funny and wonderful things I found on my trip to his beautiful hometown, a journey which really made me reflect on, and appreciate, the magic and magnificence of all his works.


This just says “It’s Summer!”


Beautiful Scenery


The boats here are named after some of the heroines of Shakespeare’s plays and I’m like “yes, yes, yes!”


The Tragedy of Richard the Third.


Shakespeare Art


This from my favourite cheesemongers, Paxton and Whitfield.


That is the question…


Hamlet beautifully retold


Phillip Bisell’s wonderful art, Looking for Will.


I’ve added this to my list of most valued possessions and there are no words.


Dedicated to, and in memory of, William Shakespeare- master, icon, genius.


Find more pictures on my Instagram account at: http://www.instagram.com/breaktheenigma ๐Ÿ™‚




  1. George White · · Reply

    Beautiful pictures. You have real talent, keep it up


    1. Thank you George, that’s very kind of you to say ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. These photos are amazing! But I especially like the third one ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice way to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400


    1. Hi Midas, I’m so happy to hear you like the photos ๐Ÿ™‚ Luckily, it was a beautiful day, blue skies and sun ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes you’re right, it really was a lovely way to celebrate :)) It’s a beautiful place and I would definitely recommend it to everyone, whether you love Shakespeare or not, but especially if you love Shakespeare ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Sapphire · · Reply

    These pictures are so beautiful! I especially love the last one โค
    Do you have any History blogs? I can't seem to find any and since exams are so close I was wondering if I could have a read! xd
    Also, was there any specific way you revised for history, essays? general notes? any revision techniques would be great!!
    xx ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Hi Sapphire, I’m so happy to hear you liked the pictures! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks so much for your kind words, they mean so much to me and I really appreciate the time you put into writing this.
      I have written History articles, they’re on the Tudors. Here is a link with all my History articles: https://breaktheenigma.com/tag/history/ ๐Ÿ™‚
      Basically, the best technique I learned for revising was creating essay plans for as many questions as I could. At the end, it was so successful that I finished my exams with still half the time remaining ๐Ÿ˜› I’ve written an article about it, you can find it at: https://breaktheenigma.com/2016/02/15/grid-ding-the-secret-technique-uncovered/
      I wish you the best of luck with all your exams ๐Ÿ™‚ If you have any more questions feel free to just write to me at: contact@breaktheenigma.com
      Hope this helps! ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. Sapphire · ·

        Thank you so much for all of the info, it’s great ๐Ÿ™‚
        I’ve sent an email with more questions, thanks for taking the time to read them!! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx


      2. Sapphire · ·

        Hi! just sent an email with my questions, hope you receive it ! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx


  4. Sapphire · · Reply

    Beautiful blog!


    1. Thank you Sapphire! That’s very kind of you to say, it really means a lot ๐Ÿ˜€


  5. This is such a beautiful and eccelectic tribute… I am still amazed at Shakespeareยดs legacy and how his pieces are still in force nowadays… Of course, the same applies to many authors… But I doubt that with the strenght of Shakespeareยดs plays and poems—- ๐Ÿ”†.-
    Sending all my best wishes. Aquileana


    1. Thank you so much Aquileana, for your incredibly kind words your time in commenting!:) I totally agree with you about Shakespeare’s legacy- it is amazing how even hundreds of years after he first wrote them, and they were performed, we are still reading and performing, watching and enjoying them today! They really are all timeless masterpieces ๐Ÿ™‚

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