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Martin, William [pseud. Peter Parley] (1801-1867), children's writer

Margaret Kinnell Evans

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/18219

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Martin, William [pseud. Peter Parley] (1801-1867), children's writer, was born at Woodbridge, Suffolk, the son of Jane Martin, an unmarried laundress who worked for officers of the garrison stationed at Woodbridge during the Napoleonic wars. Reputedly, his father was Sir Benjamin Blomfield. After attending a dame-school at Woodbridge, in 1815 ...

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Subjects: Biographical Studies ; History

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