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Dec 21, 2018

Poet exiled by her famous sister

Poet and novelist Ann Hatton settled in Swansea after her sister, the celebrated actress Sarah Siddons, gave her an annuity on condition she lived at least 150 miles from London. Her antics as "Mrs Siddons' sister" had ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

become an embarrasment to her elder sibling in London. After being the victim in a bigamous marriage, Ann and her legitimate husband ran a bathing house near Swansea beach, just as industrialisation began to change the town's image as a fashionable seaside haunt. You can discover more of her story, see her photo and hear a reading of one of her poems by using your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the south side of the Civic Centre - directly below the blue plaque to "Ann of Swansea". Or click here