17 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Shakespeare

10. Shakespeare was not a family man

Shakespeare was married and had three children. For a romantic man like Shakespeare, you must think he had the perfect family. Truth couldn’t be further away. He had no regard for his family life whatsoever. He never demonstrated any closeness towards his wife or children. Sadly enough, our hero becomes the fallen idol when it comes to family life.


A nineteenth-century German engraving depicting Shakespeare as a family man surrounded by his children PHOTO: Wikipedia

After his son Hamnet died, he moved to London from Stratford-upon-Avon. There is no evidence of any communication being carried out between Shakespeare and his wife Anne (who we mentioned earlier in the article). After Shakespeare died and his will was executed, he only left behind his “second favorite bed” for his wife. And there was no other mention of his wife in his will.


Shakespeare’s children (from L to R) Susana, Hamnet and Judith PHOTO: WikiSpaces

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