Quick Answer: Who Did Shakespeare Give His Best Bed To?

Did Shakespeare leave his wife in his will?

Britain’s most famous playwright William Shakespeare left his wife their ‘second best bed’ in his will.

The Bard’s 1616 will also reveals how he left £150 to each of his daughters, more than £380,000 today..

What was Shakespeare worth?

William Shakespeare’s brand is estimated to be worth a huge $600 million according to a study released today evaluating the monetary worth of historical figures’ brands.

Who famously bequeathed to his wife his second best bed?

ShakespeareShakespeare famously left his wife, Anne Hathaway, his ‘second best bed’.

Who inherited Shakespeare’s estate?

Shakespeare left the bulk of his property to his two daughters: Susanna Hall, his first child, and Judith Quiney. He left money and clothes to his sister Joan Hart and her three sons (the name of the third son, Thomas, is left blank), and plate to his grand-daughter Elizabeth Hall, whom he refers to as his niece.

Did Shakespeare get divorced?

William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway in November 1582 and they remained married until Shakespeare’s death. At the time of their marriage William was 18, while Anne was 26—and pregnant with their first child.

Hathaway’s mother is of Irish descent, and her father is of Irish, French, English, and German ancestry. She was named after Shakespeare’s wife. She is the second of three children, born between older brother Michael and younger brother Thomas.