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  • Index Biography #25: Prize a book December 31, 2015

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval, Modern , trackback


    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.

    Commits a crime on Shrove Tuesday

    Died of malaria

    Donkey saves him from a duel

    Experienced life as a beggar

    Learnt Latin in his fourth decade

    Loved music

    Reddish hair

    Wounded in a battle