Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin/3

👉First part👉Second part When Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin got married, on 29  March 1797, they had to overcome their own preconceptions on marriage. In addition, according to Godwin, she was reluctant to legally commit to another man after her unfortunate relationship with Imlay. Godwin himself detested the institution of marriage which he considered: “so… Read More Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin/3

Shakespeare’s two Annes: 2. Shakespeare’s Other Anne (second part)

The mysterious Anne Whateley of Temple Grafton Here is the first part It is believed that after Shakespeare’s marriage to Anne Hathaway, the other Anne vanished into local legend. There are, however, various theories about her.One claims that she really married the teenager Shakespeare in secret, and then retired to the secluded manor house of… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 2. Shakespeare’s Other Anne (second part)

Shakespeare’s two Annes: 2. Shakespeare’s Other Anne (first part)

The mysterious Anne Whateley of Temple Grafton Anne Whateley is the woman who is supposed to have been the intended wife of William Shakespeare before being forced to marry Anne Hathaway, although scholars believe that she never existed, and that her name in that document concerning Shakespeare’s marriage is merely a clerical error. It is… Read More Shakespeare’s two Annes: 2. Shakespeare’s Other Anne (first part)