The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Central county of England; is traversed by the Avon, a tributary of the Severn; the north portion, which was at one time covered by the forest of Arden, is now, from its mineral wealth, one of the busiest industrial centres of England; it contains the birthplace of Shakespeare; Birmingham is the largest town.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Warwickshire'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/w/warwickshire.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.