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Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare

Anne Hathaway's Cottage

Today is the anniversary of the death of Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare, the Bard, in 1623. She was laid to rest next to her husband in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Anne married Shakespeare in November 1582 when she was twenty-six and he was eighteen. She was pregnant at the time and gave birth to their daughter, Susannah, in May 1583. The couple went on to have twins, Hamnet and Judith, in February 1585. Anne outlived her husband, who died on 23rd April 1616.

Here is a video about Anne Hathaway:

Click here to see a Claire Chats video on William Shakespeare and click here to view photos that Tim and I took on our visit to Holy Trinity Church.

And here are some videos made by Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust at Anne Hathaway's Cottage, which is well worth a visit.

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Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare