Thomas Whaley

(1766—1800) politician and gambler

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(1766–1800), famed for a wager of £20,000 that he would reach the walls of Jerusalem and return within two years, a journey accomplished in 1788–9. Whaley's Memoirs (1797) was edited in 1906.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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