In Victorian Britain, it was the news of war rather than the antics of minor entertainment celebrities that boosted sales of newspapers.
Jimson was the beloved mascot of 2nd Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment. He was 'awarded' medals for service in India and the Boer War.
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Follow this gallery trail to become a time-travelling war correspondent reporting on conflicts of the 19th century.
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