William Shakespeare, one of Britain's literary icons, turns 450 today.
The Bard was born in Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Warwickshire town will be laying on bigger celebrations than usual to commemorate the 450 years since his birth.
There will be a giant horse-drawn birthday cake, fireworks, a fancy-dress parade and a procession led by the pupils of his old school to lay flowers on his grave at Holy Trinity church.
The playwright, poet and actor wrote some of the best known plays in the English language, including Romeo and Juliet, Richard III and Hamlet.
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