Liverpool Bite-size Histories: Henry Park (The Surgeon) 1745-1831

Liverpool Bite-size Histories: Henry Park (The Surgeon) 1745-1831

Henry Park was born on March 2nd, 1745, in Water Street, one of two boys and three girls, and he was baptised in the nearby St Nicholas Church. Henry’s father was an apothecary but his sudden death while away from home had a devastating effect on the family which was greatly exacerbated by the fact that he left no will; in the days when women were disenfranchised in every conceivable way, her husband’s estate which lay more in land than in money, devolved to his eldest son, Edward, who was no more than three years old, leaving Mrs Park (née Lyon) with a vastly reduced income and five children to care for - Mary aged 12 was the eldest and Henry who was the youngest had not yet reached his first birthday. Despite her financial woes, Henry’s mother ensured that both of her sons received a good education, beginning school at a very early age in the school run by the Reverend Henry Wolstenholme.

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Author Interviews: John Hussey

Author Interviews: John Hussey

John Hussey has been a writer for many years and has published several books on the history of Liverpool as well as several history articles in various publications and journals in the UK and US.

I caught up with John for a quick Q&A on his new book Liverpool Forgotten Landscapes, Forgotten Lives.

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