A gravestone in Tewkesbury
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William Shakespeare's family roots traced to Tewkesbury

BBC Radio Gloucestershire has tracked down a family from the Forest of Dean who are believed to be distant relatives of William Shakespeare.

It comes as some people in Tewkesbury say more should be made of the Bard's connections to the town.

Descendants of his sister Joan have been laid to rest in the grounds of the town's Baptist Chapel.

BBC Midlands Today's Ben Sidwell reports.

  • 29 Jan 2016
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