Malone has successfully proved that Charlecote the park of Sir Thomas Lucy whence Shakespeare is said to have stolen deer did not exist as a park in the poet's time The Lucys determined not to lose the honour of being robbed by the poet have since shifted the locality.
---Traditionary anecdotes of Shakespeare. J. Dowdall, 1838.
One recurring theme through the annotations will be references to a 1930's children's book, The Heir of Charlecote. By 1665 I couldn't stand it any more, broke down and bought a copy -- and have since shared it with several friends. They don't write children's books like that any more. It's a 1600-ish adventure story about a young boy by the name of Lucy -- probably this Tom Lucy's grandfather.
The Heir of Charlecote is by Mark Dallow, available at www.abebooks.com .
Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.