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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Port Harcourt Rivers Was Named After A Rapist Vernon Harcourt

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The man whom "Port-Harcourt" was named after, Lord Lewis Vernon Harcourt was a rapist and paedophile. After being faced with public condemnation, Lewis Harcourt committed suicide at his London home on February 24, 1922. Lewis Vernon Harcourt, 1st Viscount Harcourt, PC (born Reginald Vernon Harcourt; 31 January 1863 – 24 February 1922) was a British Liberal Party politician who held the Cabinet post of Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1910 to 1915. Lord Harcourt's nickname was "Loulou". Harcourt was reportedly attracted to both sexes. He reportedly attempted to sexually assault Dorothy Brett , the daughter of Viscount Esher, when she was about 15. Dorothy Brett wrote of him that "It is so tiresome that Loulou is such an old rouĂ©. He is as bad with boys as with girls... he is simply a sex maniac. It isn't that he is in love. It is just ungovernable sex desire for both sexes".


He was also accused of sexual impropriety by Edward James, a young Etonian who grew up to become a great collector of surrealist and other contemporary art. However, none of these accusations became public knowledge during his lifetime.
Harcourt was interested in natural history and sought to protect birds, fish and other creatures from extinction. He received an
Honorary DCL from Oxford University and was also an honorary fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Port Harcourt , capital of Rivers State in southern Nigeria , is named after him. When the port was established in 1912, there was much controversy about the name it should receive. In August 1913, the Governor-General of Nigeria, Sir Frederick Lugard wrote to Harcourt, then Secretary of State for the Colonies, that "in the absence of any convenient local name, I would respectfully ask your permission to call this Port Harcourt". The Secretary of State replied, "It gives me pleasure to accede to your suggestion that my name should be associated with the new Port"


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Tee Ruby

Endy, great job. Keep it up
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Timothy N. Goodluck

All the colonial masters were sex maniac. I love the name though
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Micheal Callix Oyibo

This is one of the things a like about whites...they makes sure ur name never fades for years to come but try that in africa especially Nigerian...they will say is unacceptable.
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Precious Liam

My History teacher never taught me this
Tnks sir Endy Edeson
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Danny Gold

Endy Edeson thanks so much, more GRACE to you bro.
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Uwah Chioma

Wow!! Never new this

Hellen Jibor

Wow, this is very informative. Thanks
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