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Thomas Peacock
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Born in Weymouth, Dorset
Born on 18th of October 1785
Died on 23rd of January 1866

Born 1785. Died 1866 - English novelist and poet.

Served in the East India Company. Wrote a series of romantic satires (1816-1831) starting with Headlong Hall and ending with Crotchet Castle. Published two romances Maid Marian (1822) and The Misfortunes of Elphin (1829).

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