Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, Shottery, Warwickshire, England.

Anne
Hathaway’s Cottage, originally a farmhouse, was built in 1463, back
then the building would have comprised of just two rooms, the kitchen
and hall connected by a cross passageway.

Anne’s grandfather John
Hathaway was a tenant farmer, and the first Hathaway to live in the
house. Anne, later Shakespeare’s wife, was born in the cottage in 1556.

The last Hathaway to own the cottage was Mary Baker, who sold the
property to the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in 1892. Her son William
Baker still occupied part of the cottage and was allowed to live there
rent free for the rest of his life, assisting with custodian duties
until his death in 1911.



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