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The Life of King William; The Pride of the Islands, a National Medley .. written and composed by W. T. Moncreiff. Embellished with ... designs by N. Whittock. London, [1830?]. The sailor depicted is Thomas Potter Cooke (1786-1864) who was born in London on 23 April and entered the Royal Navy at an early age. He served under Nelson and was on HMS Raven at the Battle of St. Vincent.  In 1804 he began his long career on the stage. He made his mark as an actor, singer, dancer and pantomimist.  He became one of the best known stage personalities of the age, chiefly through his representations of the British Sailor in nautical dramas, but also as the villain or supernatural being in the Gothic melodramas so popular at the time.  He died 10 April 1864 and was buried in Brompton Cemetery.

The Life of King William; The Pride of the Islands, a National Medley .. written and composed by W. T. Moncreiff. Embellished with ... designs by N. Whittock. London, [1830?]. The sailor depicted is Thomas Potter Cooke (1786-1864) who was born in London on 23 April and entered the Royal Navy at an early age. He served under Nelson and was on HMS Raven at the Battle of St. Vincent. In 1804 he began his long career on the stage. He made his mark as an actor, singer, dancer and pantomimist. He became one of the best known stage personalities of the age, chiefly through his representations of the British Sailor in nautical dramas, but also as the villain or supernatural being in the Gothic melodramas so popular at the time. He died 10 April 1864 and was buried in Brompton Cemetery.

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