Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mary Arden's House... or not

The house which Mary Arden (the mother of William Shakespeare) was born and grew up in is preserved in the lovely village of Wilmcote and is now a museum for Mary Arden and is a working Tudor farm.
Unfortunately this lovely Tudor farm house isn't Mary Arden's home! It was discovered in 2000 that instead it was the home of the friend and neighbour Adam Palmer (and has now been renamed Palmer's Farm). Luckily the Shakepeare Trust had bought and preserved the real home of Mary Arden (which is close by) without realising what it was at the time.

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