ABOUT THE DESIGN OF STARBUCKS ENGLAND ICON MUG
Starbucks England Icon Mug front design features William Shakespeare.
William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist
He is often called
England’s national poet
and the “Bard of Avon”. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, two epitaphs on a man named John Combe, one epitaph on Elias James, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare’s Birthplace is a restored 16th-century half-timbered house situated in Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England, where it is believed that William Shakespeare was born in 1564 and spent his childhood years. It is now a small museum open to the public and a popular visitor attraction, owned and managed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. It has been referred to as “a Mecca for all lovers of literature”.
England is the largest of the four “home nations” that make up the United Kingdom.
It is also the most populous of the four with almost 52 million inhabitants (roughly 84% of the total population of the UK). On the island of Great Britain, Scotland sits to the north of England and Wales is to the west. Northern Ireland (also part of the UK) and the Republic of Ireland lie across the Irish Sea to west of England (and Wales). France and the Channel Islands are across the English Channel to the south, and to the east is the North Sea.
Don’t confuse “England” with the the larger “Britain” or “United Kingdom”
REMARKS ABOUT STARBUCKS ENGLAND ICON MUG
Starbucks England Shakespeare Icon Mug is still available in Starbucks stores. It comes as either Made in China (as shown in the pics above) and Made in Thailand (matte finish)