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August 11, 1596: Died, Hamnet Shakespeare. The only son of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway, Hamnet died at the age of 11. He was survived by his parents, his twin sister Judith, and his older Sister Susanna. This 19th century engraving imagines the Shakespeare family at home.


"This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man."  William Shakespeare - was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays,154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few…

Anne Hathaway was de vrouw van William Shakespeare. Hij huwde met haar in 1582. Hoewel ze ouder was, overleefde zij haar echtgenoot en stierf zeven jaar na hem. Geboren: 1556, Shottery, Verenigd Koninkrijk Overleden: 6 augustus 1623, Stratford-upon-Avon, Verenigd Koninkrijk Echtgenoot: William Shakespeare (geh. 1582–1616) Ouders: Richard Hathaway Kinderen: Hamnet Shakespeare, Susanna Shakespeare, Judith Quiney

The above picture is a portrait of Shakespeare's kids. Shakespeare had two girls Susanna, Judith and one boy Judith's twin Hamnet. The most interesting part about Shakespeare's kids was they failed to continue the Shakespeare line, so there are no decedents of Shakespeare today. By: Kevin Niehoff From:

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Judith Shakespeare's "pigtail" mark (a cursive "J" facing down)... Judith Quiney née Shakespeare, was the younger daughter of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway and the twin of Shakespeare's only son Hamnet Shakespeare. She married Thomas Quiney, a vintner of Stratford-upon-Avon. The circumstances of the marriage, including Quiney's misconduct, may have prompted the rewriting of Shakespeare's will. Thomas was struck out, while Judith's inheritance was attached to safeguard it from her…

Revolves around what might or might not be a glove of Hamnet Shakespeare's. It might be a fake or it might be just a MacGuffin - or very likely both. I don't know and don't want to be told, either: I'm still in the process of reading. Still...