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What's the connection between Henry Blofeld and James Bond?

Any James Bond fans will know that Ernst Stavro Blofeld is one of the most dastardly of villains. But did you know there's a connection with our very own Henry Blofeld ? Henry's father Thomas was at school with the Bond creator Ian Fleming, and he named the character after his former classmate:

(Picture credit: Getty Images, Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Henry Blofeld)

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