It was only a few days ago that we celebrated the 400th anniversary since the passing of the most enduring playwright who ever lived, William Shakespeare.
So, of course, I couldn't let this Trivia Tuesday pass without a mention of the bard.
There are many things we know about Shakespeare, many things we don't and more still that are contested. I could name near endless facts and speculation here for you but since it's his death day we are marking, I will go with a well known but favourite nugget of information.
Shakespeare's resting place has long since been a topic of interest with many wondering what literary treasures and truths may be found in his grave.
As it turns out Shakespeare himself took measures to ensure his bones, once laid to rest, would remain so and his tombstone reads with the following inscription:
Good friend, for Jesus' sake forebeare
To digg the dust enclosed heare;
Bleste be the man that spares thes stones,
And curst be he that moves my bones
Whether it's the promise of a curse, simple human decency or merely miles of red tape, something has kept Shakespeare's grave safe all these years and it still lies in the town of his birth, Stratford-on-Avon, untouched.