Shakespeare’s Daughter

Shakespeare disowned his younger daughter, Judith, when she married Thomas Quiney against her father’s wishes. He must have forgiven her, or at least had a conscience about her, because he left her £300 (equal to £15,000 in value today) together with a cottage in his will. He left her another £300 if she had children living five years after his death – and she did have two of her three sons alive then. So she ended up with the equivalent of £30,000 in today’s money – not a bad inheritance. This is the cottage she inherited in Stratford-upon-Avon

…..and here it is again, taken through the window of a coffee shop across the road


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