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Dr Darwin's Waterloo Pigeon

By Henry Quinn

ISBN 978-0-9565190-0-9
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Dr Darwin’s Waterloo Pigeon is an incredible and thought-provoking tale concerning the life of Doctor Robert Darwin father of the worlds most famous naturalist Charles Darwin. When Doctor Robert Darwin arrived in the town of Shrewsbury in 1786 he did so with £20 in his possession, a gift from his father a pound for every year of his life. When Robert Darwin died his declared wealth was put at £300,000 - but his personal fortune was estimated to be considerably higher and local author Henry Quinn now offers a unique insight into how the doctor could amassed such wealth.

For many years it was assumed Robert Darwin’s affluence came from his marriage to Susannah Wedgwood,eldest daughter of pottery tycoon Josiah Wedgwood,one of the richest men in England, However Shrewsbury folklore always hinted at darker origins for Doctor Darwin’s riches including money-lending, clandestine trading and sharp practice, but the biggest most lucrative and illicit venture the Waterloo conspiracy has remained a secret, until now. In collusion with Nathan Rothschild and some of the most powerful men of the era, Darwin and his Shrewsbury Masonic cohorts exploit the outcome of the Battle Of Waterloo with a great aplomb allowing them to land a spectacular financial coup the biggest ever in English history of banking, all thanks to the Waterloo Pigeon.

Biography of Author

Scottish born Henry Quinn spent his early life in Birmingham and his entire career has been involved in the catering and licensing trade, and in entertainment. He moved to Shrewsbury as a young man as an entertainment's centre manager and after a spell as licensee of several town centre pubs he bought the Shrewsbury Hotel, near the Welsh Bridge. It was as a hotelier and involvement in the tourist trade, talking to visitors to the hotel, that he developed an interest in Dr Charles Darwin and his family. Mr Quinn has carried out many hours of research into the Darwin’s and their impact on Shrewsbury, and this is ongoing. Mr Quinn has in the twenty years concentrated on Dr Darwin, and his business deals,and the Doctors every day life in and around Shrewsbury. Mr Quinn is considered an expert on the Darwin family in Shrewsbury and has made many appearances on both TV and Radio

Dr Darwin's Waterloo Pigeon by Henry Quinn
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