The Thomas Chatterton Manuscript Pr oject - Chatterton Family Bible
The Chatterton Family Bible - Controversy & Complications
So much of the Chatterton story is mired in confusion, controversy and complication and it starts here with the family bible; is it or isn't it genuine?
So, your first pleasure, at your leisure, is to compare and consider the handwriting and context of the entries in it.
Chatterton's father, also named Thomas, was dead and gone a few months before Chatterton was born, so that limits the entries he could have made in the bible, but what of Chatterton's mother or his sister and even his grandmother?
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