The story of William Shakespeare begins with his birth on April ,He was born to a Catholic family in a time when Queen Mary I of England was doing her best to convince the entire country to support the Catholic Church But when Shakespeare turnedyears old, a new Queen sat down on her throne and under her rule Catholics include Shakespeare s parents would be treated very differently You may know the name William Shakespeare, but perhaps you ve wondered, What s so great about him This book part of the What s So Great About series, gives kids insight into life, times and career of William Shakespeare