219 - Horace de Vere Cole (the Original Prankster)

Born in the 1800s, Horace de Vere Cole lead a life full of pranks aiming "to prick the pompous and the vain", recorded live at the Wardrobe in Leeds, we hear about his greatest hits.


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:


https://www.thevintagenews.com/2019/04/20/horace-de-vere-cole/

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/01/opinion/a-fool-there-was.html

https://sniggle.net/cole.php

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1088790/King-pranksters--uproarious-story-Prime-Minister-8217-s-brother-law.html

http://ahistoryblog.com/2013/05/21/william-horace-de-vere-cole-1881-1936-a-man-of-few-parts/

https://www.express.co.uk/expressyourself/228767/Privileged-prankster-who-died-penniless

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreadnought_hoax

https://web.archive.org/web/20180509133131/http://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/blog/bunga-bunga-great-edwardian-dreadnought-hoax/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_de_Vere_Cole

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