Shakespeare baronets

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The current baronet, Sir Tom Shakespeare, giving a speech at De Montfort University in 2017

The Shakespeare Baronetcy, of Lakenham in the City of Norwich, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1942 for the Liberal politician Geoffrey Shakespeare. The third Baronet is a geneticist and sociologist.

The Shakespeare baronets descend from Richard Shakespeare, the grandfather of the playwright William Shakespeare.[1]

Shakespeare baronets of Lakenham (1942)[edit]


  1. ^ The Lives of Dwarfs: Their Journey from Public Curiosity Toward Social Liberation, Betty M. Adelson, Rutgers University Press, 2005, pg 341
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's list of baronets