Harry Bensley: Who Started The Walk-In 1908 For A Wager: Walking Around The World Record
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Publisher: Independently Published
Published: Jun 14 2021
Height: 0.11 Width: 5.98 Depth: 9.02
Harry Bensley (1876 or 1877 - 21 May 1956) was an English rake and adventurer, best remembered as the subject of an extraordinary wager between John Pierpont Morgan and Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale. How much of his story is based on fact is unclear.
The man in the iron mask was allowed to finance his trip only through the sale of postcards and pamphlets relating to his journey from a pram that he was to push for the duration of the journey and at no point was he allowed to reveal his identity. The final challenge was that, despite keeping his face hidden, he had to find a wife.