This is the first chapter from the book, The Three Dorset Captains at Trafalgar: Thomas Masterman Hardy, Charles Bullen, Henry Digby by Alexander Meyrick Broadley, R. G. Bartelot and published by J. Murray, 1906.
The following letter, concerning a complaint that some men at Evershot had been subjected to actions for trespass when attempting to practice therie archery, was published in Notes & Queries for Somerset and Dorset, Volume VIII
On a gravestone in the churchyard at Langton Herring, Dorset, England is carved the epitaph, “REMEMBER John Hardy aged 7, Henry Mowlam aged 8, Richard Mowlan aged 6, Charles Vivian aged 8 who died together in 1852 at play in the village limekiln”.
In 1918 Thomas Humphry Ward published in several volumes, The English Poets. The works of the poets being introduced by another author. The works of William Barnes, the ‘Dorset Poet’ were introduced by that other Dorset poet and author, Thomas Hardy, and it is that introduction which follows.
November 10, 2007 at 4:00 am (Biography, Genealogy)
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The following members of my extended tree gave their lives for their Country during the First World War. If you are connected with or have further information on any of them I would be pleased to hear from you.
The Dorsetshire Labourer by Thomas Hardy first appeared in Longman’s Magazine, July, 1883.