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Richard Whittington
Richard Whittington
Richard Whittington

Richard Whittington was a medieval merchant and politician, and the real-life inspiration for the pantomime character Dick Whittington. Richard Whittington was Lord Mayor of London and a Member of Parliament. In his lifetime he financed a number of public projects, such as drainage systems in poor areas of medieval London, and a hospital ward for unmarried mothers. He bequeathed his fortune to form the Charity of Sir Richard Whittington, which nearly 600 years later, still continues to assist people in need.

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