[Anne Hathway's Cottage. Stratford-on-Avon.] 17.[Anne Hathaway's Cottage, in the village of Shottery, one mile from Shakespeare's Birthplace, was the early home of Shakespeare's wife and of her family. The property was in the Hathaway family from the time of Henry VIII. to 1838. It is a thatched cottage of the Elizabethan period, and is preserved with much furniture of corresponding date. No building in England is more famous than this "humble" cottage, and no place excepting Shakespeare's Birthplace has more visitors. The cottage, or house, is furnished in a homely style. In one room is the famous courting settle beside the hearth, where it would be well in view of the parents sitting at either end of the chimney corner. The house is of interest as a typical thatched Elizabethan farmstead, but it is its association with Shakespeare that has made it a centre of attraction for visitors to Stratford.]
[n.d. c.1920.] Copyright. F. & M. Ltd., Bedford, Eng.
Etching. 256 x 285mm.
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