Cheers Will

Shakespeare arrives at Grimsthorpe…

…in the form of a Lincolnshire-brewed beer dedicated to him. Bard’s Bitter, brewed at the 8-Sailed Windmill Brewery in Heckington, is now on sale in the gift shop. Is there a connection between Shakespeare and Grimsthorpe? There have been suggestions that the character of the Earl of Kent in ‘King Lear’ was based on Peregrine Bertie, 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby (d1601).

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