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6 August – Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare

On this day in history, 6th August 1623, Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare, the famous playwright, died.

Find out a bit more about Anne Hathaway, and hear the tomb inscription written about her by her son in law, in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 6th August 1514, Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII and Regent of Scotland, married for a second time.

The widow of King James IV of Scotland married Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, the most important Scottish magnate, in a secret ceremony at Kinnoull in Perthshire. When news got out, it led to Margaret losing the Regency of Scotland.

Find out what happened next and how things turned out with Margaret and Angus, and how and why Margaret sought refuge at the English court...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 6th August 1549, the Crown's forces met the rebels of the Prayer Book Rebellion in the Battle of Clyst Heath. Find out what happened...

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6 August – Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare