Classics Monthly June 2006
Mark Robinson goes once more into the breach, with an immaculate 'Big Healey' as his trusty warhorse. Some are born great.
The moment you cross the border into Warwickshire you know you're in 'Shakespeare County'. This is where the greatest dramatist of the English language was born, into what would in today's terms be called a middle class family. He spent the first 20 years or so of his life here, and he came back to his birthplace for the last five years of his life.
The Bard has made this area one the UK's most popular, and we'll be spending some time exploiting that legacy - but also the rolling farmland and quite roads of the surrounding countryside.
We do, after all, have an Austin Healey for the day and it would be shame not to make the most of it. ......