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Some years ago, Paul and Barbara noticed young Thomas Bowdler and
1825 Thomas Bowdler, expurgator of the "naughty bits" in the works of Shakespeare, died.
In both he refers to Thomas Bowdler (1754-1825) the medical doctor wrote 10 volumes of "The Family Shakespeare" in which "nothing is added to the original text; but those words and expressions omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family" (an idea to which the BBC and ITV could well give serious consideration today
But in the mind of Victorian doctor Thomas Bowdler, the bard's output represented a dangerously corrupting influence on right-thinking everywhere.
The famous philanthropist Thomas Bowdler (the man who took the naughty bits out of Shakespeare) is buried in All Saints' graveyard.