[MR] Wikipedia: Death of Hamnet Shakespeare

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Fri Aug 11 02:18:09 PDT 2017

Noble Friends,

Hamnet Shakespeare, only son of the Bard and Anne Hathaway, died on this 
date in 1596, possibly of "plague" (which could mean a lot of diseases). 
Hamnet was a twin to his sister Judith, and was baptized 2 February 
1585, though the exact date of his birth is not recorded. Scholars 
debate the influence the death of Hamnet had on Shakespeare's writing, 
but there is little doubt that it did have an effect. You can read more 
about Hamnet Shakespeare at 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamnet_Shakespeare . More about 
Shakespeare's family is found here: 
https://www.thoughtco.com/the-family-of-shakespeare-2985106 .

I searched online for Hamnet's grave and found the location listed as 
Holy Trinity Churchyard in Stratford-upon-Avon, the same place his 
famous father and his mother are buried (though inside the church): 
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104322565 . There 
is no indication here that a monument or the specific grave location 
still survives. Shakespeare's daughters are also buried here. Susannah 
Shakespeare Hall is also buried inside the church, and here grave is 
marked. Judith Shakespeare Quiney is buried in the churchyard, but the 
exact location is now unknown.

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge

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