Warwickshire UK, is probably best known around the world for it’s most famous son William Shakespeare.
- It is a fascinating county, largely rural to the south, the North became more industrial as the Industrial Revolution unrolled.
- It’s industrial heart contains a mixture of mining, clay and cement working, textiles and engineering.
- It is crossed by canals and railways all giving hints to it’s industrial past.
For those with family history connections to the county, the following links may be useful:
Search the online catalogue of Warwickshire County Record office and seek out those family connections or find out about museums to visit
If your interest lies with William Shakespeare and you want to find out if you are related to him then visit the excellent site for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
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