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Charles "Wag" Harding's Doggett's coat, which he won in 1888.

The Doggett's Coat and Badge is a prize which was first awarded in 1715 to celebrate George I's accession to the throne. It was founded by the actor Thomas Doggett, who was a staunch Whig and did'nt want the Stuarts back on the throne. He died in 1721, but managed to ensure the prize was carried on through his Will. The responsibility for this eventually fell on the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, and they have organised it ever since. The race is always 4 miles- 5 furlongs, London Bridge to Chelsea.
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19th century
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Doggetts Coat & Badge Race 1888, The