The Merry Wives of Windsor

Did you know that we have connections to William Shakespeare?

We have a picture between the shop and the Victorian Kitchen here at Charlecote which depicts Shakespeare being brought before the local magistrate – allegedly for poaching deer at Charlecote Park.

The magistrate happened to be Sir Thomas Lucy, the then incumbent of Charlecote. Sir Thomas also allegedly flogged Shakespeare and shortly afterwards he dashed off to London and in Henry iv Part 11 and The Merry Wives of Windsor, he makes fun of a ‘Justice Shallow’ whose coat of arms are not too dissimilar from the Lucy one and he also mentions ‘bad killing of deer. Perhaps this was his way of getting revenge?

We are selling copies of The Merry Wives of Windsor for £7.99 in the shop with Henry iv Part 11 to follow so get your copy here!

Lauren, Retail Manager

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