1841 - He was an active journalist on The Times and The Morning Herald, contributed a series of light articles to The Illustrated London News, The Almanack of the Month and found time to produce some fifty or sixty plays, among them dramatized versions of Charles Dickens' shorter stories in collaboration with Mark Lemon. He is perhaps best known as the author of Comic History of England, Comic History of Rome, Comic Blackstone, etc.
1849 - He became a metropolitan police magistrate.
1856 - He died in Boulogne, France of typhus fever. The date was August 30, 1856.
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