William Harrison Ainsworth (February 4, 1805 - January 3, 1882) was an English historical novelist. Punch was a British weekly Magazine of Humour and Satire published from 1841 to 1992 and from 1996 to 2002 Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons Year 1805 ( MDCCCV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1882 ( MDCCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland An historical novel is a Novel in which the story is set among historical events or more generally in which the time of the action predates the lifetime of the Author He was born in Manchester, the son of a solicitor. A "solicitor" is a term used in many Common law jurisdictions for a lawyer who offers legal services outside of the courts He went to the Manchester Grammar School before becoming trained in the law. The Manchester Grammar School ( MGS) is an independent boys' school (ages 9-18 in Fallowfield, Manchester, England. However the legal profession had no attraction for him, and going to London to complete his studies he made the acquaintance of John Ebers, publisher, and at that time manager of the King's Theatre, Haymarket, by whom he was introduced to literary and dramatic circles, and whose daughter he afterwards married. Her Majesty's Theatre is a West End theatre, located on The Haymarket, in the City of Westminster. For a short time he tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature his first success as a writer of romance being scored with Rookwood in 1834, of which Dick Turpin is the leading character; and thenceforward he continued to pour forth till 1881 a stream of novels, to the number of 39. For other meanings see Dick Turpin (disambiguation. Richard (Dick Turpin ( September 21, 1705 in Hempstead Tower of London was his fourth work, and, according to Ainsworth himself, it was written chiefly with the aim of interesting his fellow-countrymen in the historical associations of the Tower. Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, more commonly known as the Tower of London (and historically as The Tower) is a historic monument in central London Ainsworth died in Reigate on January 3, 1882. Reigate is a historic market town in Surrey, England at the foot of the North Downs, and in the London commuter belt. Events 1431 - Joan of Arc is handed over to the Bishop Pierre Cauchon. Year 1882 ( MDCCCLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Ainsworth depends for his effects on striking situations and powerful descriptions: he has little humour or power of delineating character.