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Sonnet 2 Trivia

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The young man whom many think was the subject of this poem, Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southhampton, was at one point tried for treason and condemned to death! He got out of it, though. (Source)

In 305 B.C. The king of Persia built a tower to help him lay siege to an enemy fortress. It was so huge that it took 3,400 men to move it! (Source)

Shakespeare was only 18 when he got married. His wife, Anne Hathaway, was eight years older. (Source)

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