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Richard Fenton

(1747—1821) topographical writer and antiquary


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(1746–1821), English author. He claimed in his anonymous Tour in Quest of Genealogy through Several Parts of Wales to own a manuscript of Shakespeare's autobiography in Anne Hathaway's handwriting, from which this work quotes. The quoted passages, however, are hardly to be taken seriously, and the whole section seems to be a satirical allusion to the Shakespearian forgeries of William Henry Ireland.

From The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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