Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway (fourth part)

Here you can read the previous parts:Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (first part)Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (second part)Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part) Anne Hathaway ‘Item I gyve unto my wief my second best bed…’(from Shakespeare’s will) The bed we loved in was… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Carol Ann Duffy’s Anne Hathaway (fourth part)

Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part)

Sonnet 145 One of Shakespeare’s sonnets, number 145, has been claimed to refer to Anne Hathaway through the words “hate away”, which  may be a pun (in Elizabethan pronunciation) on “Hathaway”. Also the following words, “And saved my life”, would have been indistinguishable in pronunciation from “Anne saved my life”. This sonnet, which is placed… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Sonnet 145 (third part)

Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (second part)

After her marriage to Shakespeare, as was the custom, Anne left her home to live with William in John Shakespeare’s house ìn Stratford. Six months after the marriage, in May 1583, Anne and William became the parents of Susanna Shakespeare. Less than two years later, the twins Hamnet and Judith were born.Unfortunately Hamnet, William Shakespeare’s… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (second part)

Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (first part)

Anne Hathaway married Shakespeare in 1582, when she was 26 years old and he was only 18.Very little is known about her life beyond a few references in legal documents, but her personality and relationship to Shakespeare have been the subject of much speculation by historians and writers. Hathaway grew up at Shottery, a village… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 1. Anne Hathaway & Daughters (first part)