The orphan hero who fought at Trafalgar

Helen Berry gives a lecture on the extraordinary story of an 18th-century foundling, George King

Podcast Helen Berry WL

In a lecture she delivered at our 2019 Chester History Weekend, Helen Berry shares an extraordinary story from her book Orphans of Empire: The Fate of London’s Foundlings – of the 18th-century orphan George King, who was abandoned at London’s Foundling Hospital and went on to a remarkable life.


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