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Memorial service for Rorke's Drift war hero John Williams VC

Pte John Williams (left), with Pte Alfred H Hook - both were awarded Victoria Crosses for their defense of a hospital at Rorke's Drift. With the Zulus breaking down the door to get in, he knocked a hole through the wall into an adjacent ward, where he met up with a Private Alfred Hook. Between them, Williams and Hook held the Zulu advance at bay for a further hour, while smashing holes through another three walls to evacuate 8 patients to the protection of the garrison's inner defensive…

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The Bow Street Runners were seen as London's first professional police force. They were founded in 1749 by the author Henry Fielding and originally consisted of eight men.

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"Love and scandal are the best sweeteneers of tea": The life of one of my favourites, Henry Fielding, who was born on this day!

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Joan Princess of England 1328-1385 wife of Edward "The Black Prince" Plantagenet of Wales * 18th G Grand Uncle. Parents of Richard King II of England Plantagenet * 1st Cousin What a handsome couple.

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Amazon chooses Top 10 Books of 2011 -- 'The Art of Fielding' is no. 1

The Art of Fielding explores relationships--between friends, family, and lovers--and the unpredictable forces that complicate them.

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egypt - 007by ~wafa2 on deviantART. One thing I don't like about Tumblr is that most of the content has no link to the artist!

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The reason why i love Afternoon tea (The bovine cake lady)

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Zulu War 1879 - Privates Robert Jones, Henry Hook, William Jones and John Williams Fielding at Rorkes Drift Mission Station defend the hospital. All survived and would receive the Victoria Cross

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Fordhook House, Ealing View of Fordhook House in Ealing, the residence of Henry Fielding. c1800