BOOK DURHAM HOTELS

Featured Destination

May 2018: The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels are one of Britain’s less well-known jewels. Delineated by the Mendips to the north, Bridgwater Bay to the west, and the Quantocks ...More
More Uk destinations

Robert Surtees
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Durham, County Durham
Born on 17th of May 1803
Died on 16th of March 1864

Born 1803. Died 1864 - English journalist and novelist.

Practised as a lawyer. Became Justice of the Peace and High Sheriff of Durham County. Founded the New Sporting Magazine in 1831. Wrote Jorrock’s Jaunts and Jollities (1838), Hillingdon Hall (1845) and Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour (1853).

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Robert Surtees?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

4178 views since 7th February 2007

Brit Quote:
To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you're impotent. She can't wait to disprove it. - Cary Grant
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Nechtansmere - 0685, Major Earthquake Damages Canterbury Cathedral - 1382, Treaty of Troyes - 1420, Cooper Floors Ali - 1966, Cutty Sark Ablaze - 2007
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages