William Shakespeare married Anne
Hathaway in 1582, her family home was in the hamlet of Shottery barely a
mile from the center of Stratford-upon-Avon. The Hathaway home was a
substantial twelve roomed Elizabethan farmhouse, the lower part was
built in the early 1460's and subsequently extended in about 1623. The
cottage remained in the Hathaway family until 1892, when it was bought
along with some furnishings by the Birthplace Trust, who restored it to
its original character.