Henry Cole was a drummer in a punk band. By the time he was in his late teens and early twenties, he was addicted to heroin. When he entered the entertainment industry, everything changed.
He is an English director, producer and host of TV shows. He is also known for his participation in several motorcycle shows and his own production company.
He also set a world record in 2013 driving a Brough Superior on the Bonneville Salt Flats. It had the fastest land speed for a 750cc motorcycle made before 1995. He has been hard at work on two books, the first of which will be released in 2018 and the second in 2020.
Janie Cole is the wife of Henry Cole
Find it. fix it Henry Cole is married to Janie Cole whom he loves very much. The couple are said to live in the Cotswolds. His fans were dying for him to talk about his partner, but he kept avoiding the subject.
A 57 year old TV presenter was born in 1965 so he may have been in other relationships before finding his life partner. But if you’re a huge Cole fan, you know he doesn’t let the media into his private life.
He is also written about on Wikipedia, where we can learn more about the books he has written, the production company he runs and the world record he set.
Henry kept his married life a secret, so no one knew when he married his loving wife. But he has shown up with her at a few events. There are also a few pictures of the two together.
What is Henry Cole’s net worth?
Cole has been in the entertainment industry for more than 30 years and has made a lot of money. His estimated net worth is between $1 million and $5 million. He was able to tell his side of history to the whole world because he loved riding motorcycles.
Most fans know him from World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides, The Motorbike Show, Shed and Buried and other shows. He is also the CEO of Gladstone Motorcycle, a company that makes custom bikes. He started the business.
Having said that, he started his career as a cameraman for news channels. Later he got the chance to make rock films. He then worked mostly with heavy rock bands until he started directing television commercials. And slowly moved forward until he made films like Mad Dogs and Englishmen.
In 1995 he also founded HCA Entertainment, an independent company that produces television shows. It focuses on programs that are both interesting and true.
Henry Cole has how many children? Who are his family members?
Henry and his lovely wife Jaine have two children, Charlie and Tom. It was written about this on the personal website of the English presenter. But it’s not just the four people in the family. Jelly Bean, their dog, also lives with them.
Cole’s family may get along well and he may show his boys how much he loves motorcycles and other things he’s passionate about like fishing and cycling.
When we checked out his Instagram, it was hard to see the pictures of his kids. But he keeps posting pictures of his bikes and of him and his friends having fun. But Henry’s fans want to meet and interact with his family when they can.
Henry Cole Bio/Wiki
In 1843 artist John Callcott Horsley made the first Christmas card sold to the public. It was made for Henry Cole.
Henry Cole’s parents, Captain Henry Robert Cole of the 1st Dragoon Guards and Laetitia Dormer, had him in Bath. In 1817 he was admitted to Christ’s Hospital. When he graduated in 1823 he worked as a clerk for Francis Palgrave and then as a sub-commissioner for the Record Commission. Cole worked as a typist but still had time to study watercolor with David Cox and exhibit sketches at the Royal Academy. He lived with his father in a house owned by author Thomas Love Peacock. Peacock kept two rooms in the house, and young Cole became his friend. Cole drew for him and helped him write reviews of musical performances. He also introduced Cole to John Stuart Mill, Charles Buller and George Grote. The friends used to meet twice a week at Grote’s house on Threadneedle Street. In 1831 a new Record Commission was formed and in 1833 Cole received the post of Sub-Commissioner. Charles Purton Cooper, the secretary, got into trouble with the commission and with Cole. Cole then asked Charles Buller to protect him. Buller asked the House of Commons to set up a committee in 1836 to draft a report against the current system. When Wilhelm IV died on June 20, 1837, the commission ended. Cole wrote many articles to support Buller. Lord Langdale, who was the Master of the Rolls and directed the affairs of the Commission, asked him to keep the records of the Exchequer of Pleas.
Under the Public Record Office Act 1838, the Record Office was established in 1838 and Cole was one of the four senior assistant clerks. He made many notes at Carlton House Riding School, where he was sent on November 2, 1841 for that purpose. His accounts of how bad this place was helped to build the building at Fetter Lane (begun 1851). Cole’s record company work didn’t consume all of his energy. In 1838, with the permission of his superiors, he became secretary of a group working to improve the postal service. He was in charge of their newspaper, the Post Circular. He had the idea, and the first issue appeared March 14, 1838. He worked hard to get petitions and meetings going, and in 1839 Cobden asked him to be secretary of the Anti-Cornlaw League. In August 1839 Parliament gave full powers to implement the new postal plan and the Treasury offered prizes for the best stamp ideas. Cole got one of the bonuses. He went to the treasury to discuss details and worked there until early 1842 to figure out how the plan would work.
From 1837 to 1840 he worked as an assistant to Rowland Hill. During this time he was instrumental in starting the Penny Post. He is sometimes credited with making the Penny Black, the world’s first postage stamp.
Cole sold the first commercial Christmas card in 1843. He asked artist John Callcott Horsley to make the card’s image.
A fake name for Felix Summerly
Cole was interested in industrial design and under the Felix Summerly name designed a number of products that were manufactured including an award winning Minton teapot. As Felix Summerly he also wrote a number of children’s books, such as The home treasury (1843-1855), A hand-book for the architecture, sculpture, tombs, and decorations of Westminster Abbey (1859), Beauty and the beast: an entirely new one Edition (1843), An Alphabet of Four-Legged Animals (1844) and The Pleasant Story of Reinhard the Fox Told Through the Pictures of Albert van Everdingen (1843).
The 1851 World’s Fair was held in Hyde Park.
Cole used his membership of the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce to persuade the government to support his campaign to raise standards in industrial design. Prince Albert agreed to help, and in 1847 the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce was granted a Royal Charter (RSA). In 1847, with the support of Prince Albert, Cole put together a successful exhibition of art manufactures. In 1848 and 1849 Cole put together even larger exhibitions.
Cole attended the 11th Five Year Exhibition in Paris in 1849 and found that there was no international exhibition. He saw that the RSA’s planned exhibitions for 1850 and 1851 could be converted into a larger international exhibition. In 1850, with the help of Queen Victoria, he established the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 to run the new show with Prince Albert as President.
The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations took place from 1 May to 15 October 1851 at the Crystal Palace in London’s Hyde Park. It was a huge hit with audiences and grossed a lot of money, thanks in part to the way Well Henry Cole directed it.
Cole was mocked as “King Cole” in Vanity Fair on August 19, 1871.
The V&A has a tiled mural
Cole was one of the commissioners and helped decide that the £186,000 left over from the Great Exhibition should be used to improve science and arts education in Britain. Land was purchased in the South Kensington neighborhood and converted into ‘Albertopolis’, the center of a number of educational and cultural institutions. Henry Cole was put in charge of the Department of Practical Art set up by the government to improve the quality of art and design education in Britain for industrial use. In this capacity he helped make the Victoria and Albert Museum what it is today. Before that it was called the Museum of Ornamental Art and was located in Marlborough House. Cole oversaw the museum’s move to its current location and was the first director of what was then South Kensington Museum from 1857 to 1873. A portion of the museum formerly called the Huxley Building was converted into the Henry Cole Building in 1974. It is now part of the Henry Cole Wing of the V&A.
Awards and Legacies
Cole helped set up the National Art Training School, which was renamed the Royal College of Art in 1896. He also helped establish many other institutions in South Kensington, such as the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London. In fact, Imperial College’s mathematics department was formerly located in the Henry Cole Wing on Exhibition Road. When the building was given to the Victoria and Albert Museum, the department moved out.
Cole received the CB and was knighted by Queen Victoria in 1875 for his work on the Great Exhibition.
 Cole was nicknamed “Old King” by the press and was said to be very close to the Queen and especially the Prince Consort. When the Prince Consort needed help with one of his pet projects, he was heard saying, “We’ve got to get steam, get Cole.”
Cole lived and worked at 33 Thurloe Square, South Kensington, London, right next to the Victoria and Albert Museum. This is marked by a blue plaque from English Heritage.