James Lancaster

Sir James Lancaster VI was a prominent Elizabethan trader and privateer. Lancaster came from Basingstoke in Hampshire. In his early life, he was a trader in Portugal. On 10 April 1591 Lancaster started from Torbay in Devon, with George Raymond and Samuel Foxcroft, on his major voyage to the East Indies, they reached Table Bay on 1 August 1591. Losing one ship off Cape Correntes on 12 September, the squadron rested and refitted at Zanzibar, rounded Cape Comorin the following May, reached the Malay Peninsula having arrived at Penang in June. Here Lancaster remained on the island until September of the same year and pillaged every vessel he encountered. After a crossing to Ceylon, the crews insisted on returning home; the return voyage was disastrous with only twenty-five officers and men surviving to reach England in May 1594. Lancaster himself reached Rye on 24 May 1594, his Indian voyage, like Ralph Fitch's overland explorations and trading, was an important factor in the foundation of the East India Company.

In the same year he led a privateering expedition against Pernambuco and Recife in Brazil, aimed at seizing the cargo of a storm-damaged Portuguese carrack which had put in there on its way back from India. Unlike the East Indies voyage, this was professional in its conduct and successful. In 1600 he was given command of the East India Company's first fleet, he was accredited as Queen Elizabeth's special envoy to various Eastern potentates. Going by the Cape of Good Hope Lancaster visited the Nicobars and other parts of Sumatra, Bantam in Java. An alliance was established with Aceh, the first English East India Company factory established at Bantam and a commercial mission dispatched to the Moluccas; the return voyage from 20 February to 11 September 1603 was speedy and prosperous, Lancaster was rewarded with a knighthood from the newly crowned James I in October 1603. Lancaster continued to be one of the chief directors of the East India Company until his death in June 1618. Most of the voyages of the early Stuart period both to India and in search of the Northwest Passage were undertaken under his sponsorship and direction.

In July 1616, Lancaster Sound, the entrance to the Northwest Passage, on the north-west side of Baffin Bay, was named by William Baffin after Sir James. His will established two charitable trusts administered by the Skinners' Company. One was for the benefit of officials and poor people in Basingstoke, was subsequently transferred by court order to Basingstoke Corporation in 1717; the other was for poor divinity students at Oxford and Cambridge, to whom the Skinners' Company still provides grants today. In 1601 Captain Admiral James Lancaster unintentionally performed an experimental study of lemon juice as a preventive for scurvy, his fleet of four ships departed Torbay in southwest England on 21 April 1601, scurvy began appearing in three of the ships by 1 August. By the time of arrival, 9 September, at Table Bay in southern Africa, the three ships were so devastated by scurvy that the men of Lancaster's ship, Red Dragon, had to assist the rest of the fleet into the harbor. Lancaster's men remained in better health than the men on the other ships because every morning he gave them three spoonfuls of bottled lemon juice that he had taken to sea.

Lancaster would spend much of his time in Madagascar, where he would retrieve more lemon juice, other citrus to treat his men. The Admiralty received Lancaster's report. In 1795 – nearly 200 years and after countless, unnecessary deaths – the Admiralty mandated lemon juice for all sailors. Sir James Lancaster at Encyclopædia Ye Olde Booke O' Seadogs: Sir James Lancaster Sir James Lancaster at Sir James Lancaster, a portrait from the National Maritime Museum, London Franks, Michael.. The Basingstoke Admiral: a life of Sir James Lancaster. Markham, Clements R; the Voyages of Sir James Lancaster, Kt. to the East Indies. Hakluyt Society

Abdullah Al-Jouei

Abdullah Al-Jouei is a Saudi professional footballer who plays as a winger for Damac, on loan from Al-Taawoun, the Saudi Arabia national team. He started his career with Al-Hilal youth team moved to Al-Batin in January 2017. Al-Jouei signed a six-month contract with the club, he made his debut on 27 January 2017 in the league match against Al-Khaleej. He ended his first at the league with 0 goals. Al-Jouei renewed his contract for a further year on 23 May 2017. In his second season with Al-Batin, Al-Jouei made 25 appearances across all competitions and scored 0 goals. On 17 March 2018, Abdullah Al-Jouei signed a four-year professional contract with Portuguese side C. S. Marítimo, he joined the club on 26 June 2018 following the expiry of his contract with Al-Batin. On 31 October 2018, Al-Jouei was in the matchday squad for the first time in the Taça da Liga match against Feirense, he was an unused substitute as Marítimo lost 3–2. Al-Jouei was not included in any further matchday squads and made only one appearance for the B team.

After making no appearances for the Marítimo first team, Al-Jouei left Portugal and returned to Saudi Arabia on 3 February 2019. He signed a three-year contract with Al-Taawoun, he made his debut on 14 March 2019 by coming off the bench in the league match against Al-Fateh. That would be his only appearance for Al-Taawoun before being sent on loan to Damac on 21 January 2020. On 9 October 2017, Al-Jouei made his senior international debut in a friendly match. Saudi Arabia beat Jamaica 5–2, he scored the 5th goal. Scores and results list Jamaica's goal tally first. Al-Taawoun King Cup: 2019 Abdullah Al-Jouei at Soccerway

Dora Annie Dickens

Dora Annie Dickens was the infant daughter of English novelist Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine. She was the ninth of their ten children, the youngest of their three daughters. Born at 1 Devonshire Terrace, Dora Dickens was named after the character Dora Spenlow, the child-bride of David Copperfield in Dickens's 1850 novel David Copperfield. According to Dickens's oldest daughter Mary, on the day of Dora's unexpected death on 14 April 1851, her father had spent much of his time "playing with the children and carrying little Dora about the house and garden" of their Devonshire Terrace home. Dickens got changed and went to the London Tavern for an annual dinner at which he was to give a speech. Shortly before Dickens spoke his friend John Forster was called out of the room by one of Dickens's servants, who came with the news that Dora had died after suffering convulsions. Forster decided to keep the news from Dickens until after he had made his contribution to the meeting. With the assistance of Mark Lemon, Forster told Dickens the sad news.

"Half an hour before rose to speak I had been called out of the room by one of the servants from Devonshire-terrace to tell me his child Dora was dead. She had not been strong from her birth. My decision had to be formed at once, but as he went on, after the sentences I have quoted, to speak of actors having to come from scenes of sickness, of suffering, aye of death itself, to play their parts before us, my part was difficult." Dickens did not break down until he returned home, his daughter Mary recalled, "I remember what a change seemed to have come over my dear father's face when we saw him again... how pale and sad it looked.". All that night he sat keeping watch over his daughter's body, supported by his friend Mark Lemon; the next day Dickens wrote to his wife Catherine, recuperating at Malvern in Worcestershire. Anxious that the news might cause a further breakdown in her health, Dickens wrote "I think her ill" though Dora was dead. Forster delivered the letter to her at Malvern himself, told her the truth.

The letter read: Devonshire Terrace, April 15, 1851 My Dearest Kate, Now observe, you must read this letter slowly and carefully. If you have hurried on thus far without quite understanding I rely on your turning back and read again. Little Dora, without being in the least pain, is stricken ill, she awoke out of a sleep, was seen in one moment to be ill. Mind! I will not deceive you. I think her "very" ill. There is nothing in her appearance but perfect rest. You would suppose her asleep, but I am sure she is ill, I cannot encourage myself with much hope of her recovery. I do not—and why should I say I do to you, my dear?—I do not think her recovery at all likely. I do like to leave home, I can do no good here, but I think it right to stay. You will not like to be away, I know, I cannot reconcile it to myself to keep you away. Forster, with his usual affection for us, comes down to bring you this letter and to bring you home, but I cannot close it without putting the strongest entreaty and injunction upon you to come with perfect composure—to remember what I have told you, that we never can expect to be exempt, as to our many children, from the afflictions of other parents, that if,—if—when you come, I should have to say to you, "Our little baby is dead," you are to do your duty to the rest, to shew yourself worthy of the great trust you hold in them.

If you will read this I have a perfect confidence in your doing what is right. Affectionately, Charles Dickens" Catherine "fell into a state of'morbid' grief and suffering", recovering her composure after twelve hours or so. Dickens himself managed to retain his composure for some time, but Mary Dickens remembered that he could no longer control his grief. "He did not break down until, an evening or two after her death, some beautiful flowers were sent... He was about to take them upstairs and place them on the little dead baby, when he gave way completely."Dickens buried his daughter in Highgate Cemetery. Her coffin was placed in the catacombs whilst he looked for a family burial plot; this took several years, for legal reasons. It is on a spot; the inscription reads "the ninth child of Charles and Catherine Dickens, died 14th. April 1851, aged eight months." On her own death in 1879, Dora's mother Catherine Dickens was buried with her. Charles Dicken's name and those of his other children are listed on the grave but only Catherine and Dora are buried there.

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