Will and Anne: love story or shotgun wedding?

Many a romantic fantasy has been woven around Shakespeare’s early and hasty marriage, but the facts paint a rather prosaic picture.

One of the great mysteries about Shakespeare’s life, and the source of many a romantic fantasy, is his relationship with his wife, Anne Hathaway. Anne’s family were farmers in the village of Shottery, a short walk from Stratford-upon-Avon. Anne and Will…

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Pauline Montagna

Pauline Montagna

Writer and Self-Publisher. Author of The Slave, Suburban Terrors and Not Wisely but Too Well. You’ll find my books on Smashwords and me on Facebook and Twitter.