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Samuel Ward Great Britain

Ring that belonged to Bonnie Prince Charlie. When he occupied Derby in December 1745, the Prince held his headquarters at Exeter House but took his meals at the house of Mrs Ward, whose late husband had been Chief Alderman of Derby. Her 13 year old son, Samuel, tasted the Prince’s food and Prince Charles gave this diamond ring to Mrs Ward upon his ill-fated departure. The ring stayed with the Ward family until 1947, when the wife of food taster’s great-grandson offered the item to Derby…

from BBC Sport

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Hockey: Great Britain beat Netherlands 3-0 as Ashley Jackson earns 100th cap - BBC Sport

Samuel Ringgold Ward (October 17, 1817 – c. 1866) was an African American who escaped enslavement to become an abolitionist, newspaper editor and Congregational minister. He was author of the influential book: Autobiography of a Fugitive Negro: his anti-slavery labours in the United States, Canada and England, written after his speeches throughout Britain in 1853. It enabled him to raise funds for the Anti-slavery Society of Canada where many escaped slaves from the USA....


‘Wave,’ by Sonali Deraniyagala

Wave :: Sonali Deraniyagala :: 2013 :: Woman writes about losing her husband, sons, and parents in the 2004 tsunami.

Hunt Coat of Arms / Hunt Family Crest. Thomas Belcher m. Deborah Hunt, dau. of Samuel Hunt b. 1552 Ward End, Warwickshire, England.


UKIP councillor Samuel Fletcher made the comments yesterday n an question and answer session with on Tuesday, Nigel Farage admitted “there will always be those whose comments will cause embarrassment” within the party.

from Mail Online

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