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William Harrison Ainsworth

William Harrison Ainsworth (1805 - 1882) was a British writer. He was born in Manchester, England onFebruary 4, 1805. A solicitor's son, he was himself trained in the law, but some adventures in journalism led him finally to the literary life, his first success as a writer of romance being scored with "Rookwood" in 1834. "Tower of London" was the fourth work of the novelist, and, according to Ainsworth himself, it was written chiefly with the aim of interesting his fellow-countrymen in the historical associations of the Tower. Ainsworth died at Reigate on January 3, 1882.

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