Sir Thomas Lucy

(1532—1600) gentleman

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Landowner of Charlecote, near Stratford-upon-Avon. Late seventeenth-century gossip first recorded by Richard Davies said that Shakespeare was prosecuted for stealing deer from his grounds, wrote a satirical ballad in revenge, was prosecuted again, and had to leave Stratford-upon-Avon, later caricaturing Lucy in The Merry Wives of Windsor, i. i.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

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