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  1. Anne Hathaway (1556 – 6 August 1623) was the wife of William Shakespeare, the English poet, playwright and actor. They were married in 1582, when Hathaway was 26 years old and Shakespeare was 18. She outlived her husband by seven years. Very little is known about her life beyond a few references in legal documents.

  2. Aug 02, 2022 · Anne Hathaway, also called Agnes Hathwey, (born c. 1556—died Aug. 6, 1623, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Eng.), wife of William Shakespeare. She was probably born at Shottery, near Stratford, the daughter of Richard Hathaway, a local landowner.

  3. When Anne Hathaway married and became Anne Shakespeare in 1582 she went to live with her husband in his parents’ house in Henley Street, Stratford upon Avon. Anne gave birth to children – two daughters and a son. Their first child was daughter Susanna born in 1583 , six months after William and Anne got married.

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    Hathaway was born circa 1555. She grew up in a farmhouse in Shottery, a small village on the outskirts of Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, England. Her cottage remains on the site and has since become a major tourist attraction. Little is known about Hathaway. Her name crops up a few times in historical records, but historians don’t have any re...

    Anne Hathaway married William Shakespeare in November 1582. She was 26, and he was 18. The couple lived in Stratford-upon-Avon, which is roughly 100 miles northwest of London. It appears the two had a shotgun wedding. Evidently, they conceived a child out of wedlock and a wedding was arranged despite the fact that marriages were not traditionally p...

    We know that William Shakespeare lived and worked in London for most of his adult life. This has led to speculation about the state of his marriage to Hathaway. Broadly, there are two camps of thought: 1. The Failed Marriage:Some speculate that a difficult marriage in Stratford-upon-Avon compelled the young William to seek his fortune away from hom...

    Six months after the marriage, their first daughter Susanna was born. Twins, Hamnet and Judith soon followed in 1585. Hamnet died at age 11, and four years later Shakespeare wrote Hamlet, a play that may have been inspired by the grief of losing his son.

    Anne Hathaway outlived her husband. She died Aug. 6, 1623. She is buried next to Shakespeare’s grave inside Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon. Like her husband, she has an inscription upon her tomb, some of which is written in Latin:

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  4. Aug 03, 2021 · William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway married in 1582, when Anne was already several months pregnant with their first child. The marriage was considered unusual at the time, as William was just eighteen years old and so had to obtain his father's permission to marry Anne, who was 26.

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  5. Jan 27, 2020 · No one knows St. Hathaway's precise birthdate, but the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust explains that when she tied the knot with Shakespeare in 1582, the average age of marriage was 26. Sources consistently list that as Hathaway's age at marriage. So we're left to assume that she was at least born in the vicinity of 1556.

  6. Apr 20, 2016 · Anne Hathaway was 26 and William Shakespeare was 18 when they got married. The age difference would have been significant at the time: 26 was nearing "old maid" territory (and not getting married...

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