Sir Henry Rider Haggard

Sir Henry Rider Haggard

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Death 14 May 1925 (aged 68)
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Ditchingham, South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England
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English writer, best remembered for the novel "King Solomon's Mines". He was born into a big family and received a good education. He started his career in South Africa, where he worked as a secretary to the Governor of the Colony of Natal. He settled in Norfolk upon his return to England and began preparation to the law exams but was distracted by writing novels, mostly set in African locations. Among his books were "The Wizard" (1896), "Elissa; the Doom of Zimbabwe" (1899), and "Black Heart and White Heart; a Zulu Idyll" (1900). He also got involved in politics, supporting reforms of agriculture. His activities were recognized - he became a Knight Bachelor in 1912 and a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1919.



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  • Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 5 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35548607
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Henry Rider Haggard (22 Jun 1856–14 May 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35548607, citing St Mary Churchyard, Ditchingham, South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .