Henry Fielding

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Sharpham Park, Somerset, England, UK
Henry Fielding was born April 22nd 1707, the son of Edmund Fielding, an impoverished nobleman who spent most of his time in and out of various debtor's prisons. After the death of their mother, Henry and his seven siblings were taken in by their maternal grandmother. He was a wild and willful young man, and after a brief stint abroad in a Dutch college, he moved to London and began writing plays. Though his works were very successful, Henry had inherited his father's inability to handle money, and he remained perpetually in debt. Read more...