George Thurtell

Flowers to Fines

It was on this day in 1832 that George Thurtell held his impressive ranunculus show.
It was said that Thurtell had exhibited between 700 and 800 blooms; including 360 varieties.
They were preeminent in beauty, variety, color, form, and size.
Fourteen years after his ranunculus show, Thurtell was fined for horse-whipping a journalist on April 30, 1846.
Two years later, he pled guilty to stealing from a house where he was living as the gardener. He was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment and he died serving his sentence.

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George Thurtell
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