Shakespeare's grave is located in the chancel of Holy Trinity Church in his birthplace, the English village of Stratford. It is located alongside the grave of his wife, Anne Hathaway (who outlived her husband by seven years despite being eight years his senior) and that of their older daughter, Susanna Hall. The grave is covered by a flat stone that bears an epitaph which has traditionally been ascribed to Shakespeare himself. It reads:
Good friends for Jesus sake forebeare,
To dig the dust enclosed heare
Blest be y man y spare thes stones,
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