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Podcast: Did Shakespeare Love His Wife?

Let's Talk Shakespeare!

We recently launched Let’s Talk Shakespeare, our ten part podcast series exploring some of the frequently asked questions about Shakespeare’s life.  

In episode two we asked, ‘Did Shakespeare Love His Wife?’

Anne Hathaway painting

This question has tantalised for years, we have so frustrating little evidence of their relationship, in truth all we know for certain is that they married, had three children, and stayed married until William’s death in 1616. 

In this podcast we discuss how they may have met, the unusual circumstances in which they married, what William’s prolonged absence from his family while he was in London may have meant for his wife and children, and of course the frustratingly vague reference to his wife in his will.

Read the full article here

Each Monday a new podcast will be posted on our iTunes channel for you to download, accompanied by a blog post featuring further links and information.

You can also listen to or download the podcast on our Audioboom page, via our Finding Shakespeare blog or through the main Shakespeare Birthplace Trust website.