Horatio Mosley Moule was the son of the inventor and Vicar of Fordington, Dorset, Henry Moule and his wife Mary Mullet Evans. A Tutor at Cambridge University and close friend of Thomas Hardy, he was to tragically commit suicide in 1873. Michael Russell has published a short biography here.
The author, poet and architect, Thomas Hardy was a member of the Dorset Natural History and Antiquarian Field Club. During the construction of his home at Max Gate, Dorchester some Romano-British Relics were uncovered. At the Dorchester meeting of the club in 1884 the following report was read. For reasons unknown the report was omitted from the proceedings of that year and was finally published in Volume XI, 1890.
Located on the edge of the village of Upton is one of the most interesting houses in Dorset. Upton House is set on a knoll, 45ft above sea level overlooking Poole Harbour, and a corridor of lawns free of trees gives a clear view of the harbour and Pergins Island from Upton’s terraces.
The success of the BBC series Tess has reawakened interest in the novels of Thomas Hardy. The last known living link with Hardy is 102-year-old Norrie Woodhall from Owermoigne, Dorset, England.
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George Turberville or Turbervile was an English poet, second son of Nicholas Turberville of Whitchurch, Dorset, who belonged to an old Dorsetshire family, used by Thomas Hardy’s in his novel, Tess of the d’Urbervilles as the basis of the D’Urberville family
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.
Literary Landmarks of the Wessex Novels by Charles George Harper was published in 1904 by Adam & Charles Black of London. The Book was illustrated by the Author.
The National Trust is looking for people to get involved with a range of duties at its Dorset properties including the birthplace of novelist Thomas Hardy in Higher Bockhampton. Volunteers are being invited to come forward to maintain the glory of the garden at Hardy’s Cottage.
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