Shakespeare's Mistress : Historical Fiction, Paperback

Shakespeare's Mistress : Historical Fiction Paperback



England, 1601. When Queen Elizabeth's men come looking for William Shakespeare - a rumoured Catholic in a time of Catholic-Protestant intrigue and insurrection - they first question a beautiful, dark-haired woman who seems to know the famous playwright very well.

Too well. She is Anne Whateley, born in Temple Grafton, a small town just up the river from Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon. And as church records show - were anyone to look for them - Anne Whateley was wed to William Shakespeare in a small country church just days before he married another woman, Anne Hathaway, who has lived as his wife for decades.

In "Shakespeare's Mistress", Anne Whateley - who may or may not be Will's true wife - tells her story.

Stretching almost fifty years, from the rural villages of Warwickshire to the bustling city of London, with its teeming streets and lively theatres, it's a story of undying passion, for life, love, and literature.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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  • Category: Historical fiction
  • ISBN: 9780091940423



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