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Henry Fielding

Person  Male  Born 22/4/1707  Died 8/10/1754

Categories: Law, Literature, Theatre

Countries: Portugal

Novelist, playwright. Born Somerset. Half-brother to Sir John Fielding. Lived in Bow Street and Essex Street. Play: The Miser. Novels: Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones. As magistrate he carried out a number of reforms including the formation of the 'Bow Street Runners', the first modern police force. Towards the end of his life moved to Ealing. Travelled to Portugal for his health but died near Lisbon and was buried there in the English cemetery at St George's Church.

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Bow Street

Bow Street was formed about 1637. It has been the residence of many notable m...

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Essex Street & Essex Hall

This plaque was first erected at 7 Essex Street in 1962 and then re-erected h...

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