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Birthplace of Shakespeare converted to an Inn


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In Shakespeare's will the ownership of the inn and Joan Hart's cottage passed to his eldest daughter Susanna. On Susanna's death in 1649, it passed to her only child Elizabeth who died in 1670. Elizabeth left it to Thomas Hart who was a relation of Joan Hart whose family had continued as tenants in the smaller house after her death. The Harts owned the whole property until 1806 when it was sold to a butcher, Thomas Court, who took over running The Swan And Maidenhead Inn.

13th Jun 2005

English, Geography, History

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Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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