charles dickens

#onthisday 7thFeb

In 1812, Charles Dickens was born in Portsea Island near Portsmouth. He became possibly the most famous author of the Victorian era, his books including David Copperfield, the Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.
In 1856, his income from writing allowed him to buy Gad’s Hill Place in Kent, which is where he died in June 1870. Despite his wish to be buried in Rochester Cathedral, his body was taken and buried in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey.
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Blue Badge Guides run several tours in London, Kent and beyond on the life and works of Dickens. To find a guide who specialises in this great British author, click here