‘Basher’ Dowsing of Suffolk!

William ‘Basher’ Dowsing (1596 – 1668) was born in Laxfield, Suffolk, was a puritan and made his name during the English Civil War (1642-49), a war that split the country between Parliament and Royalty.

Hodge the Cat & Dr Johnson!

Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was a poet, essayist, literary critic and lexicographer. He is known for writing ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’, which took him 9 years, whilst he lived in Gough Square.

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