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Robert Aske

Person  Male  Born 24/2/1619  Died 27/1/1689

Categories: Philanthropy

Son of a draper. Worked as a haberdasher; 1643 became a Freeman of the Haberdashers Company; 1666 elected an Alderman of the City of London. He became Master of the Haberdashers' Company. But the reason he's remembered is that, though married he had no children and thus was free to leave a significant bequest to the founding of a Hospital, out of which grew a number of schools all with the tongue-twisting moniker of Haberdashers' Aske's. But at least the pupils learn to manage their apostrophes.

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Aske's Hospital - right - 1875

This plaque summarises the history of the Hospital and celebrates the opening...

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