Blagdon, Francis William
- A. F. Pollard
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Blagdon, Francis William (bap. 1777, d. 1819), journalist and author, was baptized on 19 January 1777 at St Paul's, Covent Garden, the son of Thomas and Mary Blagdon. He began his career as a horn-boy employed to sell the Sun newspaper whenever it contained any extraordinary news. He then became amanuensis to ...