Dick Whittington


Dick Whittington
Dick Whittington The story is an old one, told under other names throughout Europe, of a poor boy who sends a cat he had bought for a penny as his stake in a trading voyage; the captain sells it on his behalf for a fortune to a foreign king whose palace is overrun by rats. The hero devotes part of his windfall to charity, which may be why the legend attached in England since 16c. to Sir Richard Whittington (d.1423), three times Lord Mayor of London, who died childless and devoted large sums in his will to churches, almshouses, and St. Bartholomew's Hospital.

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  • Dick Whittington (Acteur) — Dick Whittington est un animateur de radio et un acteur américain. Dans les années 1970, il fut disc jockey à Los Angeles pour les stations locales KLAC, KGIL et KFI, sous le nom de Sweet Dick Whittington. Biographie Cette section est vide, pas… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dick whittington (acteur) — Dick Whittington est un animateur de radio et un acteur américain. Dans les années 1970, il fut disc jockey à Los Angeles pour les stations locales KLAC, KGIL et KFI, sous le nom de Sweet Dick Whittington. Biographie Cette section est vide, pas… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dick Whittington (acteur) — Dick Whittington est un animateur de radio et un acteur américain. Dans les années 1970, il fut disc jockey à Los Angeles pour les stations locales KLAC, KGIL et KFI, sous le nom de Sweet Dick Whittington. Biographie Cette section est vide,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Dick Whittington and His Cat — Richard Whittington and his Cat, from The New Wonderful Museum, and Extraordinary Magazine,[1] London, 1808 Dick Whittington and His Cat is an English folk tale that has often been used as the basis for stage pantomimes and other adaptations. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Sweet Dick Whittington — Infobox actor name = Sweet Dick Whittington caption = Promotional Photograph, c. 1980 birthname = birthdate = birthplace = deathdate = deathplace = othername = occupation = Actor and Disc Jockey yearsactive = 1950s 1990s spouse = partner =… …   Wikipedia

  • Whittington — is the name of several places,In England :* Whittington, Gloucestershire * Whittington, Lancashire * Whittington, Northumberland * Whittington, Shropshire * Whittington, Staffordshire * Whittington, Worcestershire * Whittington Hospital in… …   Wikipedia

  • Whittington chimes — is the name of a clock chime melody, which, according to the traditional English story, Dick Whittington, first rang from the bell tower of the church of St Mary le Bow in London in 1392, where the penniless boy was on his way out of London and… …   Wikipedia


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