Shakespeare's Tomb

How Did Shakespeare Die?

Clip | 2m 34s | Video has closed captioning.

Shakespeare’s death is a mystery. It’s been speculated that he died of syphilis or was even murdered. Helen explores the theory that comes from a diary written by a Stratford Vicar 50 years after Shakespeare's death. It tells of Shakespeare going out drinking with his writing friends and then dying of a fever shortly afterward.

Aired: 04/18/16

Rating: TV-PG

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