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Robinson Crusoe

protagonist in the eponymous novel by Daniel Defoe (1719). Crusoe sailed from Hull in August 1651
(Wikipedia)
Harry Ibbotson
1973

Hull /  Robinson Crusoe   Hull /  Robinson Crusoe

Description

Commemorative plaque with a relief of Robinson Crusoe on his island.

Hull - Robinson Crusoe Hull - Robinson Crusoe

Inscription(s)

robinson crusoe, most famous character in fiction,
sailed from here september 1st, 1651,
sole survivor from a shipwreck, he was cast up on a desert island
where he spent 28 years, 2 months and 19 days.
an example of resolution, fortitude, and self-reliance.
"had i the sense to return to hull, i had been happy"
this panel was paid for by public subscription, and was unveiled may 21st, 1973, by
the lord mayor alderman lionel rosen, obe, ll.m, ph.d.

Signature

19 HI 73

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