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  • Index Biography #23: Prize a book October 31, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern , trackback


    ***James wins it, scroll down for answer***

    The Index Biography is a new form of biography pioneered by this blog and introduced in a previous post. The creator must find a biography of a famous individual from history, they must turn to the index and write down eight peripheral facts about the individual’s life. We offered up previously here Sheridan le Fanu and Joseph Stalin (he of ripe banana fame) and these might stand as examples. The reader on the other hand must identify who is being described: think of it as a history version of balderdash. The prize  is a copy of the relevant and fun biography sent via Amazon: the first claimed prize went to South Africa so we take our duties seriously.

    Lived for a time on a small island

    Disliked the Catholic Church

    Married three times

    He died watching the sea

    Asked to fight for the Union in the Civil War

    Worked in many jobs including as a soldier, a sailor and a politician (sat in a legislature)

    Suffers from rheumatism, malaria and old torture injuries

    Had a beard