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Meet Anne and Bartholomew

We look forward to seeing you this winter

Who will host Christmas this year?

The year is 1615, but will Christmas be celebrated at the cottage in the country, or a fancy town do at Anne and William’s New Place, the second largest house in Stratford? 

Come and meet Anne Shakespeare and her brother Bartholomew Hathaway as they eat at the kitchen table and play out the age-old debate of who will host Christmas this year. Perhaps you can help them decide, and if you’re lucky, they might invite you to taste some traditional Tudor fayre!


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