In pictures: Shakespeare in the Royal Library

April sees the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. To mark the event, Windsor Castle will be displaying material from the Royal Library, including works by the playwright collected by members of the royal family

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Here, we give you a sneak preview of the exhibition…

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Charles I's copy of William Shakespeare's Second Folio, 1632

Images for use only in connection with 'Shakespeare in the Royal Library', Windsor Castle, 13 February 2016 - January 2017.

Royal Collection Trust / (C) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.


Single use only; not to be archived or passed on to third parties.

Charles I’s copy of William Shakespeare’s Second Folio, 1632. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

Wenceslaus Hollar, London, the 'Long View', 1647

Images for use only in connection with 'Shakespeare in the Royal Library', Windsor Castle, 13 February 2016 - January 2017.

Royal Collection Trust / (C) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

Single use only; not to be archived or passed on to third parties.

Wenceslaus Hollar, London, the ‘Long View’, 1647. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1910

Images for use only in connection with 'Shakespeare in the Royal Library', Windsor Castle, 13 February 2016 - January 2017.

Royal Collection Trust / (C) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

Single use only; not to be archived or passed on to third parties.

William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, 1910. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

William Shakespeare, First Folio, 1623

Images for use only in connection with 'Shakespeare in the Royal Library', Windsor Castle, 13 February 2016 - January 2017.

Royal Collection Trust / (C) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

Single use only; not to be archived or passed on to third parties.

William Shakespeare, First Folio, Mr. William Shakespeares, comedies, histories, & tragedies, 1623. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

John Norden, The Description of the Honor of Windesor, 1607

Images for use only in connection with 'Shakespeare in the Royal Library', Windsor Castle, 13 February 2016 - January 2017.

Royal Collection Trust / (C) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

Single use only; not to be archived or passed on to third parties.

John Norden, The Description of the Honor of Windesor, 1607. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

William Perry, A Treatise on the identity of Herne's Oak, 1867

Images for use only in connection with 'Shakespeare in the Royal Library', Windsor Castle, 13 February 2016 - January 2017.

Royal Collection Trust / (C) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015.

Single use only; not to be archived or passed on to third parties.

William Perry,  A Treatise on the identity of Herne’s Oak, 1867. Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

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Shakespeare in the Royal Library opens at Windsor Castle, Windsor on 13 February and will run until 1 January 2017. To find out more, click here