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Daniel Wakefield MP (1776 - 1846)

Daniel Wakefield (1776–1846) was a writer on political economy.

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John Henry Knight MP (1847 - 1917)

John Henry Knight John Henry Knight (21 January 1847 – 22 September 1917), from Farnham, was a wealthy engineer, landowner and inventor. With the help of the engineer George Parfitt he built o...

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William Carr, of Ditchingham Hall, co Norfolk (1862 - 1925)

[ ) William Carr] (14 June 1862 – 28 January 1925) was a biographer for the Dictionary of National Biography, historian, magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant for Norfolk, England. ... In 1886 he mar...

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Thomas Gore (1632 - 1684)

From Wikipedia, March 2015: Thomas Gore (1632–1684) was an English gentleman, known as a writer on heraldry. Contents [show] 1 Life2 Works3 Family4 Notes Life[edit]Born at Alderton, Wiltsh...

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Rev. John William Cunningham (1780 - 1861)

Known as the vicar who refused a public burial for Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter. Author of hymns: "Dear is the hallowed morn to me", and others M.A. St. John's College, University of Cambridg...

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Michael Richard Daniell Foot, CBE, TD (1919 - 2012)

M. R. D. Foot Michael Richard Daniell Foot Born 14 December 1919 Died 18 February 2012 Region United Kingdom Michael Richard Daniell Foot, CBE, TD (14 December 1919 – 18 February 2012) ȁ...

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Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Lord Lytton MP (1803 - 1873)

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC From Wikipedia: The Right Honourable Lord Lytton PC Born 25 May 1803(1803-05-25) London Died 18 January 1873(1873-01-18) (age...

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Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE MP (1948 - 2015)

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 – 12 March 2015)[1] was an English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of a...

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A. A. Milne MP (1882 - 1956)

Alan Alexander Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956), known as A.A. Milne, was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children's poe...

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Nicholas John Alexander Cheetham (1910 - 2002)

Sir Nicolas Cheetham KCMG (8 October 1910 – 14 January 2002) was a British diplomat and writer.

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Lieutenant General Sir Francis Tuker KCIE CB DSO OBE (1894 - 1967)

Lieutenant General Sir Francis Ivan Simms Tuker KCIE CB DSO OBE (4 July 1894 – 7 October 1967) was a British Indian Army officer. Military career Educated at Brighton College, of which he ...

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Oliver Baldwin, 2nd Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (1899 - 1958)

Fought in the First World War Held the office of Acting Vice-Consul at Boulogne in 1919 Fought in the Armeno-Turkish War in 1920 Fought in the Armeno-Russian War in 1921, where he was imprisoned ...

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Geoffrey Grigson (1905 - 1985)

Geoffrey Edward Harvey Grigson (2 March 1905 – 25 November 1985) was a British poet, writer, critic and naturalist.

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Martin John Gilbert MP (1936 - 2015)

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Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG MP (1883 - 1967)

Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG, OM, CH, PC, FRS (3 January 1883 – 8 October 1967) was a British Labour politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1945 ...

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Theodore Dyke Acland (1851 - 1931)

Theodore Dyke Acland MD, FRCP, FRCS (14 November 1851 – 16 April 1931) was an English physician, surgeon and author and was the son-in-law of Sir William Gull, a leading London medical practitio...

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Laurence Hyde, KG, PC, 1st Earl of Rochester MP (1641 - 1711)

Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester KG PC (March 1641 – 2 May 1711) was an English statesman and writer. He was originally a supporter of James II but later supported the Glorious Revolution ...

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Lt-Col Val ffrench Blake (1913 - 2011)

Robert Lifford Valentine "Val" ffrench Blake (1913-2011) was an English Lieutenant-Colonel in the British Army, cattle- and horse breeder, and author.

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Rev. Charles Slegg Ward (1840 - 1913)

Adm. pens. at EMMANUEL, May 31, 1860. [S. of Francis (and Jane Brough Alderton). B. May 29, 1840, at Battle, Sussex. School, Lewes Grammar.] Matric. Michs. 1860; B.A. 1864; M.A. 1867. Ord. deacon (Cant...

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Francis Storr (1839 - 1919)

Adm. pens. at TRINITY, Mar. 30, 1857. S. of the Rev. Francis (Queen's College, Oxford, 1829), of Brenchley, Kent. B. Feb. 28, 1839, at Otley, Suffolk. School, Harrow. Matric. Michs. 1857; Scholar, 1860...

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Rev. Weldon Champneys (1807 - 1875)

Champneys, (William) Weldon (1807-1875), dean of Lichfield, was the eldest son of the Revd William Betton Champneys (d. 1835), BCL, of St John's College, Oxford, and his wife, Martha, daughter of Monta...

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Lord Robert Skidelsky MP

Robert Jacob Alexander Baron Skidelsky From Wikipedia Robert Jacob Alexander, Baron Skidelsky, FBA (born 25 April 1939), is a British economic historian of Russian origin and the author of a ma...

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Gavin Maxwell MP (1914 - 1969)

Gavin Maxwell From Wikipedia Gavin Maxwell FRSL, FIAL, FZS (Sc.), FRGS[2] (15 July 1914 – 7 September 1969) was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his work with otters. He wr...

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Canon Vernon Storr (1869 - 1940)

Vernon Storr became a distinguished churchman, being archdeacon of Westminster Abbey and rector of St. Margaret’s, Westminster, at the time of his death in 1941. Offers of bishoprics could not t...

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Anthony Storr (1920 - 2001)

Anthony Storr (18 May 1920 – 17 March 2001) was an English psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and author.

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Basil Champneys (1842 - 1935)

Champneys, Basil (1842-1935), architect and author, was born in Whitechapel, London, on 17 September 1842, the third of the five sons of (William) Weldon Champneys (1807-1875), rector of St Mary's Chur...

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Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt, 14th Baron Berners (1883 - 1950)

Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson , 14th Baron Berners (18 September 1883 – 19 April 1950), also known as Gerald Tyrwhitt, was a British composer of classical music, novelist, painter and aesthete. He...

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Sydney Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier (1859 - 1943)

Sydney Haldane Olivier, 1st Baron Olivier KCMG, CB, PC was a British civil servant. A Fabian and a member of the Labour Party, he served as Governor of Jamaica and as Secretary of State for India in th...

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John Ruskin MP (1819 - 1900)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was an English art critic and social thinker, also remembered as a poet and artist. His essays on art and a...

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Rev. William Hazlitt (1737 - 1820)

William Hazlitt (18 April 1737 – 16 July 1820) was a Unitarian minister and author, and the father of the Romantic essayist and social commentator of the same name. He was an important figure in...

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William Hazlitt (1811 - 1893)

William Hazlitt (September 26, 1811 – February 23, 1893) was an English lawyer, author, and translator, best known for his Classical Gazetteer and for overseeing the posthumous publication and r...

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William Carew Hazlitt (1834 - 1913)

William Carew Hazlitt (22 August 1834 – 8 September 1913) was an English lawyer, bibliographer, editor and writer. He was the son of the barrister and registrar William Hazlitt, a grandson of th...

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William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

William Hazlitt (10 April 1778 – 18 September 1830) was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, as the greatest art critic of his age, and as a drama crit...

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Rev. Robert Hebert Quick (1831 - 1891)

Robert Hebert Quick (30 September 1831 – 1891) was an English educator and writer on education.

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Hugh Reginald Haweis, Rev. (1838 - 1901)

Reverend Hugh Reginald Haweis (April 3, 1838 – January 29, 1901) was an English cleric and writer. cf.:

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Alan Bennett MP

Alan Bennett Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author. He was born in Leeds and attended Oxford University where he studied history and performed with t...

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Philip Pullman MP (1946 - d.)

Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL (born 19 October 1946) is a British writer. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and t...

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John Astley, MP MP (c.1507 - 1595)

ASTLEY, John (c.1507-96), of Allington and Maidstone, Kent. b. c.1507, 1st s. of Thomas Astley of Hill Morton and Melton Constable, Norf. by his 2nd w. Anne Wood, sis.-in-law of Sir James Boleyn ...

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Richard Hakluyt, M.A., D.D. MP (c.1553 - 1616)

Richard Hakluyt From WIkipdedia: Richard Hakluyt (/ˈhæklʊt/, /ˈhæklət/, or /ˈhækəlwɪt/;[1] 1553 – 23 November 1616) ...

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Jan Morris (born James Humphrey Morris) MP

Jan Morris CBE FRSL born James Humphrey Morris Jan Morris, CBE, FRSL (born James Humphrey Morris , 2 October 1926) is a Welsh historian, author and travel writer. She is known particularly for the Pa...

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Twm Morys MP

Twm Morys From WIkipedia Twm Morys (born 1961) is a Welsh poet and musician. Biography Twm Morys was born in 1961 in Oxford, a son to the writer Jan Morris. He was brought up in Llanystumdwy ...

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Peter Chad Tigar Levi, FSA, FRSL MP (1931 - 2000)

Peter Chad Tigar Levi FSA, FRSL From Wikipedia: Peter Chad Tigar Levi FSA, FRSL (16 May 1931, Ruislip – 1 February 2000, Frampton-on-Severn), was a poet, archaeologist, Jesuit priest, tr...

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Ernest Thompson Seton (1860 - 1946)

Ernest Thompson Seton (August 14, 1860 – October 23, 1946) was a British author, wildlife artist, founder of the Woodcraft Indians, and one of the founding pioneers of the Boy Scouts of Americ...

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Francis William Bourdillon (1852 - 1921)

Francis William Bourdillon (born 22 March 1852 at Runcorn, Cheshire – died 13 January 1921 at Buddington, Midhurst) was a British poet and translator. Life Born in Runcorn, Cheshire, Bourd...

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Sir Philip Gibbs (1877 - 1962)

Sir Philip Armand Hamilton Gibbs (1 May 1877 – 10 March 1962) was an English journalist and prolific author of books who served as one of five official British reporters during the First World...

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A. Hamilton Gibbs (1888 - 1964)

A. Hamilton Gibbs (1888–1964) was an English novelist. He was the brother of Cosmo Hamilton and Sir Philip Gibbs. His novels include The Persistent Lovers (which was adapted into a 1922 film o...

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Cosmo Hamilton (1870 - 1942)

Cosmo Hamilton (29 April 1870 – 14 October 1942), born Henry Charles Hamilton Gibbs, was an English playwright and novelist. He was the brother of writers A. Hamilton Gibbs and Sir Philip Gibb...

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Sir Thomas North MP (1535 - c.1604)

Sir Thomas North (1535–1604) was an English justice of the peace, military officer and translator. His translation into English of Plutarch's Parallel Lives is notable for being a source text us...

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Dylan Marlais Thomas MP (1914 - 1953)

Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer who wrote exclusively in English. In addition to poetry, he wrote short stories and scripts for film and radi...

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A E Housman MP (1859 - 1936)

Alfred Edward Housman Birth: Mar. 26, 1859, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England Baptism: Apr. 24, 1859, Christ Church, Catchill, Worcestershire, England Death: Apr. 30, 1936, Cambridge, Cambr...

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Frederick Lonsdale MP (1881 - 1954)

He was an English dramatist. Lionel Frederick Leonard began as a private soldier and worked for the London and South Western Railway. His daughters included his biographer Frances Donaldson and Angela ...

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William Holder, FRS MP (1616 - 1697)

William Holder FRS (1616 – 24 January 1698) was an English clergyman and music theorist of the 17th century. His most notable work was his widely known 1694 publication A Treatise on the Natural...

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Sebastian Charles Faulks MP

Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE (born 20 April 1953) British novelist, journalist, and broadcaster. Best known for his historical novels set in France – The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdson...

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Reginald Scott, MP MP (c.1538 - 1599)

SCOTT, Reginald (c.1537-99), of Smeeth and Aldington, Kent. b. c.1537, 1st s. of Richard Scott of Scot’s Hall by Mary, da. of George Whetenall of Hextall’s Place, East Peckham. educ. Hart...

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Walter de la Mare MP (1873 - 1956)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Walter John de la Mare , ( 25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956) was an English poet, short story writer and novelist. He is probably best remembered for his works...

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Paul Rotha (1907 - 1984)

Rotha was a British documentary film-maker, film historian and critic.

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Vice-Admiral Sir Adolphus Slade (1802 - 1877)

Vice-Admiral Sir Adolphus Slade Born on 22 May 1802 at Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. son of General Sir John Slade, 1st Bt. and Anna Eliza Dawson. Died on 13 November 1877 at age 75 at Maryl...

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T. P. Cameron Wilson (1886 - 1918)

Theodore Percival Cameron Wilson (April 25, 1888 - March 23, 1918), was an English poet and novelist of World War I, best known for his poem Magpies in Picardy. Wilson was born in Paignton, Devon, ...

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Alan John Ross (1922 - 2001)

Alan John Ross, (6 May 1922 – 14 February 2001), was a British poet, writer and editor. He was born in Calcutta, India, where he spent the first seven years of his life. When he was sent to be...

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Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 11th Baronet (1919 - 1985)

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Cecil Day-Lewis MP (1904 - 1972)

He was an Irish poet and the British Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. He is the father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis and doc...

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Logan Pearsall Smith (1865 - 1946)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Logan Pearsall Smith (18 October 1865 – 2 March 1946) was an American-born essayist and critic. Smith was born in Millville, New Jersey[1] the son of th...

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Sir George Wyatt, of Boxley Abbey MP (c.1550 - 1624)

George Wiatt of Allington Castle and Boxley Abbey, county Kent. Birth: 1550 Kent, England Death: Nov. 10, 1624, Ireland (debatable date): Burial: Boxley Church Cemetery Boxley Kent, England s...

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William Roper, MP, of Well Hall MP (c.1495 - 1578)

) Family and Education b. 1495/96, 1st s. of John Roper of St. Dunstan’s, Canterbury and Eltham by Jane, da. of Sir John Fineux of Faversham and Herne, Kent; bro. of Christopher. educ. ?Oxf.; ...

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Sir Bulstrode Whitlocke, MP (1605 - 1675)

Sir Bulstrode Whitelocke (6 August 1605 – 28 July 1675) was an English lawyer, writer, parliamentarian and Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England. Biography He was the eldest son of Sir ...

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James Howard, 2nd Earl of Berkshire MP (c.1640 - 1669)

James Howard (dramatist) James Howard (c. 1640 – July 1669)[1] was an English dramatist and member of a Royalist family during the English Civil War and the Restoration. He was the 9th son...

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Sir Robert Howard (1626 - 1698)

" Sir Robert & Sir Thomas Howard ", Westminster Abbey )

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Edward Howard (deceased)

) Edward Howard (1624 – c. 1700) was an English dramatist and author of the Restoration era. He was the fifth son of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Berkshire, and one of four playwriting brothers:...

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Herbert William Fisher (1826 - 1903)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Herbert William Fisher (1826–1903) was a British historian, best known for his book Considerations on the Origin of the American War (1865). Fisher was ...

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Sir Dudley North, MP MP (1641 - 1691)

Family and Education b. 16 May 1641, 4th but 3rd surv. s. of Sir Dudley North I, 4th Lord North, and bro. of Sir Francis North and Hon. Roger North. educ. Bury St. Edmunds g.s. 1656; writing-school, Lo...

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Roy Harris Jenkins, Baron Jenkins of Hillhead, OM, PC (1920 - 2003)

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Sir Henry Channon (1897 - 1958)

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Sir Richard John McMoran Wilson, 2nd Baron Moran (1924 - 2014)

He was educated Eton and King's College Cambridge. He gained the title of 2nd Baron Moran. He lived Manton.2 He was Sub-Lt Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1943. In 1945 F(C)O , 3rd Sec Ankara 194...

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James Pope-Hennessy, CVO (1916 - 1974)

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Sir Harold Nicolson, KCVO MP (1886 - 1968)

Sir Harold Nicholson Celebrated husband of VIta Sackville-West. Together they created the celebrated gardens at Sissinghurst Castle During the First World War, he served at the Foreign Office in ...

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Sir John Wheeler-Bennett, GCVO (1902 - 1975)

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Sir Thomas Willes Chitty, 3rd Baronet (1926 - 2014)

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George Lowther Steer (1909 - 1944)

George Lowther Steer (1909 – 25 December 1944) was a South African-born British journalist, author and war correspondent who reported on wars preceding World War II, especially the Second Ital...

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Miles Beresford Kington (1941 - 2008)

Miles Beresford Kington (13 May 1941 – 30 January 2008) was a British journalist, musician (a double bass player for Instant Sunshine and other groups) and broadcaster. Early life He was b...

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Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy (1919 - 2009)

Sir Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy (3 November 1919 – 18 October 2009) was a British journalist, broadcaster, humanist and author best known for re-examining cases such as the Lindbergh kidnap...

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Frederick Smith, 3rd Earl of Birkenhead (1936 - 1985)

Frederick, Lord Birkenhead won the Heinemann Award in 1975 for his novel "William Wilberforce". He also wrote "The Amazon", published in 1970. On his death his titles became extinct. He died without ma...

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Frederick Winston Furneaux Smith, 2nd Earl of Birkenhead (1907 - 1975)

Frederick, 2nd Earl of Birkenhead, was the son of Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead and Margaret Eleanor Furneaux. Education - see schools-this profile. He succeeded to the title of 2nd...

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Sir Angus Wilson, KBE (1913 - 1991)

Sir Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson, KBE (11 August 1913 – 31 May 1991) was an English novelist and short story writer. He was awarded the 1958 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Middle Age ...

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William Wymark Jacobs (1863 - 1943)

William Wymark Jacobs (8 September 1863 – 1 September 1943), was an English author of short stories and novels. Although much of his work was humorous, he is most famous for his horror story T...

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Alec Waugh (1898 - 1981)

Christened: Alexander Raban Waugh. Alexander Raban Waugh (Alec Waugh) (8 July 1898 – 3 September 1981), was a British novelist, the elder brother of the better-known Evelyn Waugh and son of ...

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Arthur Waugh (1866 - 1943)

Waugh was born at Midsomer Norton, Somerset, in 1866 and was educated at Sherborne School[1] and New College, Oxford, where in 1888 he won the Newdigate Prize for Poetry for a ballad on the subject of ...

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Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1810 - 1892)

Wikipedia contributors. " Thomas Adolphus Trollope ." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1810 – 1892) was born in Bloomsbury, London on 29 April 1810, the eldest son o...

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J.B.S. Haldane (1892 - 1964)

J. B. S. Haldane J. B. S. Haldane Born November 5, 1892 Oxford, England Died December 1, 1964 (aged 72) Bhubaneswar, India Residence UK U.S. India Nationality British (until 1961)...

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Matthew Gregory Lewis MP (1775 - 1818)

See Wikipedia... ) Matthew Gregory Lewis (9 July 1775 – 16 May 1818) was an English novelist and dramatist, often referred to as "Monk" Lewis, because of the success of his classic Gothic no...

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Perceval Landon (1868 - 1927)

Perceval Landon (1868-1927) was an English writer and journalist, now best remembered for his classic and much reprinted ghost story "Thurnley Abbey". Family His first name was the surname of his...

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Thomas Hughes MP (1822 - 1896)

Thomas Hughes (20 October 1822 – 22 March 1896) was an English lawyer and author. He is most famous for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857), a semi-autobiographical work set at Rugby Scho...

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E. V. Knox (1881 - 1951)

Edmund George Valpy Knox (10 May 1881 – 2 January 1971), was a poet and satirist who wrote under the pseudonym Evoe. He was editor of Punch 1932–1949, having been a regular contributor ...

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The Rev Wilfred Lawrence Knox (1886 - 1950)

The Rev Wilfred Lawrence Knox (21 May 1886 – 9 February 1950) was a Church of England clergyman and theologian. He was one of four brothers who distinguished themselves in different fields, th...

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Reverend Monsignor Ronald Knox (1888 - 1957)

Ronald Arbuthnott Knox (17 February 1888 – 24 August 1957) was an English priest and theologian. He was also a writer and a regular broadcaster for BBC Radio. Knox had attended Eton College ...

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John Meade Falkner (1858 - 1932)

John Meade Falkner (8 May 1858 – 22 July 1932) was an English novelist and poet, best known for his 1898 novel, Moonfleet. An extremely successful businessman as well, he became chairman of th...

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Ivor Armstrong Richards (1893 - 1979)

Ivor Armstrong Richards (26 February 1893 – 7 September 1979) was an influential English literary critic and rhetorician. He was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge where his love of Engl...

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P. G. Wodehouse MP (1881 - 1975)

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse ( pronunciation (help·info)), KBE ; 15 October 1881 – 14 February 1975) was an English humorist, whose body of work includes novels, short stories, plays,...

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Robert Lock Graham Irving (1877 - 1969)

Robert Lock Graham Irving (17 February 1877 – 10 April 1969), was an English schoolmaster, writer and mountaineer. As an author, he used the name R. L. G. Irving, while to his friends he was G...

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Sir William Henry Hadow CBE (1859 - 1937)

Sir William Henry Hadow CBE (27 December 1859 – 8 April 1937) was a leading educational reformer in Great Britain and a musicologist. Hadow was born at Ebrington, Gloucester, England. He stu...

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Douglas William Freshfield (1845 - 1934)

Douglas William Freshfield (April 27, 1845 – February 9, 1934) was a British lawyer, mountaineer and author, who edited the Alpine Journal from 1872 to 1880. He was an active member of the Roy...

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