The Monkey from Hartlepool

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The Monkey from Hartlepool

Post by Artimas » Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:54 pm

Is this a true story? Just heard about the monkey from a French ship which floundered in a storm off the coast of Hartlepool in Napoleonic times, was washed ashore dressed as a French sailor. The natives hung him after a trial.
I am assuming that the majority of viewers of this post are English/Scottish and know that Hartlepool is in the NE part of the country.

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Re: The Monkey from Hartlepool

Post by Churchill » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:24 pm

Ray.
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Re: The Monkey from Hartlepool

Post by Artimas » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:55 pm

Thanks Sir Winston

I saw the story in an investment newsletter of all places and thought it just might be made up.
I never thought to look it up on Wikipedia.
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Re: The Monkey from Hartlepool

Post by barr7430 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:01 am

For many years I worked beside a sailor from Hartlepool who now lives in Tampa, FL. Whenever we wanted to annoy him we called him a Monkey Hanger. It suggests the general mentality of his townsfolk! There is also an ale called Monkey Hanger.. quite good actually!
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Re: The Monkey from Hartlepool

Post by Artimas » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:45 pm

Wow! Poor monkey!

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Re: The Monkey from Hartlepool

Post by Emir of Askaristan » Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:47 pm

Or, if you follow the wiki thread, it's not from Hartlepool at all, but from Boddam, just up the road from me. Never heard the Boddam bit of the myth, but interesting! Thanks for that :)
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Re: The Monkey from Hartlepool

Post by flick40 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:06 pm

..or poor powder monkey, aka boy, depending how you want to interpret the story.
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