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The Virtual International Authority File is an international authority file. It is a joint project of several national libraries and operated by the Online Computer Library Center. Discussion about having a common international authority started in the late 1990s. After a series of failed attempts to come up with a unique common authority file, the new idea was to link existing national authorities; this would present all the benefits of a common file without requiring a large investment of time and expense in the process. The project was initiated by the US Library of Congress, the German National Library and the OCLC on August 6, 2003; the Bibliothèque nationale de France joined the project on October 5, 2007. The project transitioned to being a service of the OCLC on April 4, 2012; the aim is to link the national authority files to a single virtual authority file. In this file, identical records from the different data sets are linked together. A VIAF record receives a standard data number, contains the primary "see" and "see also" records from the original records, refers to the original authority records.
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Highgate Cemetery is a place of burial in north London, England. There are 170,000 people buried in around 53,000 graves across the West Cemetery and the East Cemetery at Highgate Cemetery. Highgate Cemetery is notable both for some of the people buried there as well as for its de facto status as a nature reserve; the West Cemetery is designated Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. The cemetery comprises two sites on either side of Swains Lane in Highgate, N6, next to Waterlow Park; the main gate is located on Swains Lane just north of Oakshott Avenue. There is another disused gate on Chester Road; the cemetery is in the London Boroughs of Camden and Islington. The nearest transport link is Transport for London C11 bus Brookfield Park stop or Archway tube station; the cemetery in its original form—the northwestern wooded area—opened in 1839, as part of a plan to provide seven large, modern cemeteries, now known as the "Magnificent Seven", around the outside of central London.
The inner-city cemeteries the graveyards attached to individual churches, had long been unable to cope with the number of burials and were seen as a hazard to health and an undignified way to treat the dead. The initial design was by entrepreneur Stephen Geary. On Monday 20 May 1839, Highgate Cemetery was dedicated to St. James by the Right Reverend Charles James Blomfield, Lord Bishop of London. Fifteen acres were consecrated for the use of the Church of England, two acres set aside for Dissenters. Rights of burial were sold in perpetuity; the first burial was Elizabeth Jackson of Soho, on 26 May. Highgate, like the others of the Magnificent Seven, soon became a fashionable place for burials and was much admired and visited; the Victorian attitude to death and its presentation led to the creation of a wealth of Gothic tombs and buildings. It occupies a spectacular south-facing hillside site downhill from the top of the hill of Highgate itself, next to Waterlow Park. In 1854 the area to the east of the original area across Swains Lane was bought to form the eastern part of the cemetery.
Both the cemeteries are still used today for burials. Most of the open unforested area in the East Cemetery still has few graves on it; the cemetery's grounds are full of trees and wildflowers, most of which have been planted and grown without human influence. The grounds are small animals such as foxes; because of the Karl Marx association a variety of Socialist leaders and thinkers are buried within the cemetery grounds. Highgate Cemetery was featured in the popular media from the 1960s to the late 1980s for its so-called occult past as being the alleged site of the "Highgate Vampire"; the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust was set up in 1975 and acquired the freehold of both East and West Cemeteries by 1981, since when they have had responsibility for the maintenance of the location. In 1984 they published Highgate Cemetery: Victorian Valhalla by John Gay. Many famous or prominent people are buried in Highgate cemetery; the tomb of Karl Marx is a Grade I listed building for reasons of historical importance.
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The Good Life (1975 TV series)
The Good Life is a British sitcom, produced by BBC television. It was written by Bob Larbey and John Esmonde. Opening with the midlife crisis of Tom Good, a 40-year-old London plastics designer, it relates the joys and miseries he and his wife Barbara experience when they attempt to escape modern commercial living by "becoming self-sufficient" in their home in Surbiton. In 2004, it came 9th in Britain's Best Sitcom. In the United States, it aired on various PBS stations under the title Good Neighbors. John Esmonde and Bob Larbey wrote The Good Life for Richard Briers, the only cast member, well known before the series was broadcast. Larbey and Esmonde were inspired by Larbey's 40th birthday, which seemed to them a milestone in most people's lives, their story has the Goods' decision to pursue self-sufficiency conflicting with the habits of the Leadbetters, who live next door. The conflict between the neighbours, balanced with an close friendship, creates comic tension as that friendship is tried to its limits.
Peter Bowles was cast to play Jerry but was unavailable. He starred opposite Penelope Keith in To the Manor Born. Hannah Gordon was considered for the role of Barbara but was ruled out, having played a similar role in the BBC sitcom My Wife Next Door. Esmonde and Larbey chose Felicity Kendal and Penelope Keith after seeing them on stage together in The Norman Conquests. Outdoor filming took place in the North London suburb of Northwood, although the series was set in Surbiton, south-west London; the producers searched extensively for a suitable pair of houses chancing on Kewferry Road, Northwood. The grounds of the Goods' house were returned to their original state after the filming of each series' inserts, all livestock removed at the end of each day's filming. Richard Briers — Tom Good Felicity Kendal — Barbara Good Penelope Keith — Margo Leadbetter Paul Eddington — Jeremy "Jerry" Leadbetter Reginald Marsh — Andrew/Sir Moyra Fraser — Felicity, Sir's wife On his 40th birthday, Tom Good is no longer able to take his job and gives up work as a draughtsman for a company that makes plastic toys for breakfast cereal packets.
With their house in The Avenue, Surbiton paid for, he and his wife Barbara adopt a sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle while staying in their house. They turn their back gardens into allotments, growing soft fruit and vegetables, they introduce pigs, a goat and a cockerel. They generate their own electricity with methane from animal waste, attempt to make their own clothes, they barter surplus crops for essentials they can not make themselves. They cut their monetary requirements with varying success, their actions horrify their kindly but conventional neighbours and Jerry Leadbetter. Margo and Jerry were intended to be minor characters, but their relationship with one another and the Goods became an essential element. Under the influence of the Goods' homemade wine, called "peapod burgundy", their intermingled attractions to one another become apparent. Both couples are childless. Tom's career has been as a draughtsman, a job he dislikes, he feels his life is nothing more than work and consumption.
Becoming self-sufficient is his idea. Tom is determined to succeed at self-sufficiency, is cheerful about his new lifestyle, he is obstinate and pigheaded to Barbara's detriment or irritation. On the few occasions that he is pessimistic, Barbara becomes the optimist. Barbara is a middle-class housewife when the series begins. While she sometimes wilts under Tom's determined and dominant nature, her sharp tongue puts her on an equal footing, she is the heart of the enterprise, while Tom's engineering brain builds what they need. She yearns for luxuries but her own determination to succeed, with Tom's single-minded persuasion, keeps her going. Jerry works for JJM. By his own account, Jerry has risen to senior management through cunning and self-promotion rather than talent — he tells Tom directly that he has only 10% of Tom's talent; as the series progresses, he moves within striking distance of the managing director's job. Jerry is convinced that the Goods' go-it-alone attempt will fail and on several occasions pleads with Tom to come back.
But he grows to appreciate the character. He has the strength to make his case. Margo can not understand her neighbours' lifestyle; as a child, she was bullied at school for having no sense of humour. A social climber, staunchly Conservative and unafraid to challenge anyone who gets on her nerves, Margo reveals a heart of gold, she involves herself with organisations such as the Pony Club and the Music Society, always wishing to play the lead role. Margo is made aware of her faults by others, including her husband, is not too proud to apologise. Andrew, "Andy" or "Sir", is managing director of JJM, he feigns ignorance of Tom's existence, but once Tom leaves, Andy becomes desperate to bring him back. His wife, Felicity, is more relaxed, she is one of the few characters to support the Goods and finds their attempt at self-sufficiency exciting. She says, "I wanted to do something exciting when I was young, I met Andrew and, the end of that." The
George MacDonald Fraser
George MacDonald Fraser OBE FRSL was a Scottish author who wrote historical novels, non-fiction books and several screenplays. He is best known for a series of works. Fraser was born to Scottish parents in Carlisle, England on 2 April 1925, his father was his mother a nurse. It was his father who passed on to Fraser his love of reading, a passion for his Scottish heritage. Fraser was educated at Carlisle Grammar Glasgow Academy; this meant. In 1943, during World War II, Fraser enlisted in the Border Regiment and served in the Burma Campaign, as recounted in his memoir Quartered Safe Out Here. After completing his OCTU course, Fraser was granted a commission into the Gordon Highlanders, he served with them in the Middle East and North Africa after the war, notably in Tripoli. In 1947, Fraser took up his demobilisation, he has written semi-autobiographical stories and anecdotes of his time with the Gordon Highlanders in the "McAuslan" series. After his discharge, Fraser returned to the United Kingdom.
Through his father he got a job as a trainee reporter on the Carlisle Journal and married another journalist, Kathleen Hetherington. They travelled to Canada. Starting in 1953, Fraser worked for many years as a journalist at the Glasgow Herald newspaper, where he was deputy editor from 1964 until 1969, he held the title of acting editor. In 1966, Fraser got the idea to turn Flashman, a fictional coward and bully created by Thomas Hughes in Tom Brown's School Days, into a hero, he wrote a novel around the character's exploits; the book proved popular and sale of the film rights enabled Fraser to become a full-time writer. He moved to the Isle of Man. There were a series of further Flashman novels, presented as packets of memoirs written by the nonagenarian Flashman looking back on his days as a hero of the British Army during the 19th century; the series is notable for the accuracy of its historical settings and praise it received from critics. For example, P. G. Wodehouse said of Flashman, "If there was a time when I felt that'watcher-of-the-skies-when-a-new-planet' stuff, it was when I read the first Flashman."The first Flashman sequel was Royal Flash.
It was published in 1970, the same year that Fraser published The General Danced at Dawn, a series of short stories which fictionalised his post-war military experience as the adventures of "Dand" MacNeill in a Scottish Highland regiment. The following year Fraser published a third Flashman, Flash for Freedom!, as well as a non fiction work, The Steel Bonnets, a history of the Border Reivers of the Anglo-Scottish Border. The film rights to Flashman were bought by Richard Lester, unable to get the film funded but hired Fraser to write the screenplay for The Three Musketeers in Christmas 1972; this would be turned into two films, The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers, both popular at the box office, it launched Fraser as a screenwriter. Following Flashman at the Charge, Fraser wrote the screenplay for the movie Royal Flash directed by Richard Lester, it was not a success at the box office. There was another collection of Dand McNeill stories, McAuslan in the Rough Flashman in the Great Game and Flashman's Lady.
He was hired to rewrite Force 10 from Navarone. The latter was directed by Guy Hamilton who arranged for Fraser to do some work on the script for Superman, he did some uncredited work on the film Ashanti and wrote an unused script for Tai Pan to star Steve McQueen. He wrote a biopic of General Stilwell for Martin Ritt, not filmed. Fraser tried a more serious historical novel with Mr American, although Flashman still appeared in it. Flashman and the Redskins was a traditional Flashman and The Pyrates was a comic novel about pirates, he was one of several writers. Richard Fleischer arranged. After Flashman and the Dragon he was reunited with Lester on The Return of the Musketeers released a final volume of McAusland stories, The Sheikh and the Dustbin and did another history, The Hollywood History of the World; when that film book came out he was working on a science fiction film Colossus and adapting Conan Doyle's The Lost World for TV but neither project was filmed. Following Flashman and the Mountain of Light, Fraser wrote a version of The Lone Ranger for John Landis which ended up not being filmed.
He did his memoirs of his experiences during World War Two, Quartered Safe Out Here. He wrote a short novel about the Border Reivers of the 16th century, The Candlemass Road Flashman and the Angel of the Lord and Black Ajax, a novel about Tom Molineaux, which featured Flashman's father as a support character. Flashman and the Tiger consisted of three different Flashman stories; the Light's on at Signpost was a second volume of memoirs, focusing on Fraser's adventures in Hollywood and his criticisms of modern-day Britain. The latter could be found in Flashman on the March, the final Flashman, The Reavers, a comic novel about the Border Reivers in the style of The Pyrates. Following his death a novel was discovered amongst Captain in Calico; this was published in 2015. George MacDonald Fraser was made an Officer of the Order of
Thomas Molineaux, sometimes spelled Molyneaux, was an African-American bare-knuckle boxer and former slave. He spent much of his career in Great Ireland, where he had some notable successes, he arrived in England in 1809 and started his fighting career there in 1810. It was his two fights against Tom Cribb viewed as the Champion of England that brought fame to Molineaux, although he lost both contests, his prizefighting career ended in 1815. After a tour that took him to Scotland and Ireland, he died in Galway, Ireland in 1818, aged 34. According to some of the chroniclers of 19th-century boxing, Molineaux was born into slavery in the State of Virginia, USA in 1784; the most detailed account claims that he was born on a plantation and that he took his surname from the landowners' name. An earlier writer just states. In one account he boxed with other slaves to entertain plantation owners and was granted his freedom and $500 after winning a fight on which the son of the plantation owner had staked $100,000.
Another source claims he was in the service of the one time American ambassador to London, Mr Pinckney. One of his biographers points out that whilst some of these accounts may be based on truth, they cannot be substantiated and may have been romantized to some extent. After obtaining his freedom, Molineaux was reported to have moved to New York, where he was said to have been involved in "several battles" and had claimed the title "Champion of America", he subsequently emigrated to England. Molineaux found his way to London in 1809 where he made contact with Bill Richmond, another ex-slave-turned-boxer who ran the pub the Horse and Dolphin in Leicester Square, London. Molineaux's first fight in England took place at Tothill Fields, Westminster on 24 July 1810. According to one report, the match was preceded by bull baiting. Molineaux won the fight. Bill Richmond seconded Molineaux for Tom Cribb seconded Burrows. Molineaux's second fight in England was against Tom Blake whose nickname was "Tom Tough".
The fight took place at Epple Bay near Margate on August 21, 1810, the American ending up victorious after 8 rounds when Blake was knocked out by Molineaux. In this fight, the American was reported to have shown "great improvement in the science of pugilism". On 3 December 1810, having been trained by Bill Richmond, Molineaux fought Tom Cribb at Shenington Hollow in Oxfordshire for the English title. According to the writer Pierce Egan, present, Molineaux stood at five foot eight and a quarter inches tall, for this fight weighed "fourteen stone two". Egan wrote that few people, including Cribb, expected the fight to last long. However, Molineaux proved a powerful and intelligent fighter and the two battered each other heavily. There was a disturbance in the 19th round as Molineaux and Cribb were locked in a wrestler's hold so that neither could hit the other nor escape; the referee stood by, uncertain as to whether he should break the two apart, the dissatisfied crowd pushed into the ring. In the confusion Molineaux hurt his left hand.
There was dispute over whether Cribb had managed to return to the line before the allowed 30 seconds had passed. If he had not, Molineaux would have won, but in the confusion the referee could not tell and the fight went on. After the 34th round Molineaux said he could not continue but his second persuaded him to return to the ring, where he was defeated in the 35th round. Two days after the fight, Richmond took Molineaux to the Stock Exchange in London where the boxer received an ovation and was presented with 45 guineas. On 21 May 1811, Molineaux took on a 22 year old fighter from Lancashire; the bout took place at Moulsey Molineaux won after 21 rounds. A return fight with Tom Cribb took place on 28 September 1811 at Thistleton Gap in Rutland and was watched by 15,000 people. Egan, present, said that both fighters "weighed less by more than a stone", which means Molineaux weighed at most 185 pounds for this fight; as preparation for the bout, Cribb had undertaken extensive training under the guidance of Captain Barclay.
Molineaux, though still hitting Cribb with great power, was out-fought. After the fight Richmond and Molineaux parted. Molineaux fought 4 subsequent bouts, losing one. On 2 April 1813, Molineaux fought Jack Carter at Remington, the American winning after 25 rounds. After the fight, Molineaux went on tour. In 1813 he fought Abraham Denton at Derby, his opponent being described as a "country pugilist" with the stature of a giant. Moilineaux won the contest; the tour took him to Scotland and on 27 May 1814, he took on a boxer named William Fuller at Bishopstorff, Ayrshire. After 4 rounds of fighting the match was interrupted when the "sheriff of Renfrewshire, attended by constables, entered the ring, put a stop to it". A rematch was staged at Auchineux, 12 miles from Glasgow on 31 May 1814. 2 rounds were fought lasting 68 minutes, Molineaux being awarded the contest. On the 11 March 1815, Molineaux lost to George Cooper at Corset Hill, Lanarkshire. Molineaux's prizefighting career ended in 1815; however he continued to show his talents in sparring exhibitions.
After his visit to Scotland, he toured Ireland where in 1817 he was reported to be in the northern part of the island. After a stint in a debtors' prison he became increasi
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