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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 MP (c.1640 - 1669)

HOWARD, JAMES (fl. 1674), dramatist, was ninth son of Thomas Howard, first earl of Berkshire, and was brother of Sir Robert (1618?-1698) [q. v.], of Edward Howard [q. v.], and of Lady Elizabeth, who ma...

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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 []

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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 ...

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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 (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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Adrian Stephen (1883 - 1948)

Adrian Stephen (1883-1948) was a member of the Bloomsbury Group, an author and psychoanalyst, and the brother of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell. He and his wife became interested in the work of Sigm...

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Sir Leslie Stephen MP (1832 - 1904)

Sir Leslie Stephen, KCB (28 November 1832 – 22 February 1904) was an English author, critic and mountaineer, and the father of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.

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Frederick Whymper (1838 - 1901)

Frederick Whymper (1838 – 26 November 1901) was a British artist and explorer. Whymper was born in London in 1838, the eldest son of Elizabeth Whitworth Claridge and Josiah Wood Whymper, a c...

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Edward Whymper (1840 - 1911)

Edward Whymper (27 April 1840 – 16 September 1911) was an English mountaineer, explorer, illustrator, and author best known for the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865; four members of his ...

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Kenneth Cecil Gandar-Dower (1908 - 1944)

Kenneth Cecil Gandar-Dower (31 August 1908 – 12 February 1944) was a leading English sportsman, aviator, explorer and author. Born at his parents' home in Regent's Park, London, Gandar-Dower...

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William Makepeace Thackeray, Sr. MP (1811 - 1863)

Wikipedia: William Makepeace Thackeray (pronounced /ˈθækəri/; 18 July 1811 – 24 December 1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his sa...

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Alexander Pope MP (1688 - 1744)

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he i...

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Sir FitzRoy Hew Maclean of Dunconnel, 1st Baronet (1911 - 1996)

He was Dip Serv: 3rd , 2nd Sec 1938 Paris and Moscow, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and 1st SAS Regiment WW II, 2nd Lieutenant 1941, Captain 1942, Lieutenant-Colonel 1943, Brigadier cmdg British Miss...

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Sir Arthur Somervell (1863 - 1937)

Somervell was an English composer, and after Hubert Parry one of the most successful and influential writers of art song in the English music renaissance of the 1890s-1900s.

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Peter Fleming (1907 - 1971)

) Robert Peter Fleming, OBE (31 May 1907 – 18 August 1971) was a British adventurer and travel writer. He was the elder brother of Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. Early life Peter Flem...

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard (1886 - 1959)

Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard (2 January 1886 – 18 May 1959) was an English explorer of Antarctica. He was a survivor of the Terra Nova Expedition and is acclaimed for his historical acco...

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Christopher Montague Woodhouse, 5th Baron Terrington, OBE (1917 - 2001)

Christopher Montague "Monty" Woodhouse, 5th Baron Terrington DSO, OBE (11 May 1917 – 13 February 2001) was a Conservative politician and Member of Parliament (MP) for Oxford from 1959 to 1966 ...

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John Patrick Douglas Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (1904 - 1976)

John Patrick Douglas Balfour, 3rd Baron Kinross (1904–1976) was a Scottish historian and writer noted for his biography of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and other works on Islamic history. He...

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Alfred Duff Cooper, 1st Viscount Norwich MP (1890 - 1954)

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury MP (1671 - 1713)

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (26 February 1671 – 4 February 1713) was an English politician, philosopher and writer.

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J. R. Ackerley (1896 - 1967)

Joe Randolph "J. R." Ackerley (4 November 1896 – 4 June 1967) was a British writer and editor. Starting with the BBC the year after its founding in 1927, he was promoted to literary editor of ...

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Leonard Cooper (c.1901 - d.)

Cooper wrote novels and biographies, including a life of RS Surtees, the great hunting novelist.

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Edward Rushton (1756 - 1814)

Edward Rushton (1756–1814) was a British poet, writer, and bookseller from Liverpool, England. He worked as a sailor aboard a slave ship as a young man, and became an abolitionist as a result....

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William Roscoe (1753 - 1831)

William Roscoe (8 March 1753 – 30 June 1831), was an English historian and miscellaneous writer, perhaps best known today as an early abolitionist, and for his poem for children the Butterfly'...

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Eliot Crawshay-Williams (1879 - 1962)

He was a British author, officer, and Liberal Party politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) and Parliamentary Private Secretary to Prime Minister Lloyd George and Winston Churchill.

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Terence Brady (1939 - d.)

London~born actor and writer.

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<private> Carnegy

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Rt Hon Charles Booth, PC, FRS MP (1840 - 1916)

In 1862, he founded, with his brother Alfred,‎ the shipping company which became the Booth Steamship Company, specializing in the shipping of goods, especially skins and leather, between Latin A...

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Nicholas Hardinge (1699 - 1758)

Nicholas Hardinge (1699–1758) was an English civil servant, clerk to the House of Commons from 1731 to 1752 and then Secretary to the Treasury, and a Member of Parliament known also as a neo-L...

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George Hardinge (1743 - 1816)

George Hardinge (1743–1816) was an English judge, writer and Member of Parliament. Life He was born on 22 June (new style) 1743 at Canbury, a manorhouse in Kingston upon Thames. He was the...

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Henry George Liddell (1811 - 1898)

Henry George Liddell (/ˈlɪdəl/; 6 February 1811 – 18 January 1898) was dean (1855–91) of Christ Church, Oxford, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University (1870-74), head...

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Brigadier-General Sir Percy Molesworth Sykes KCIE, CB, CMG (1867 - 1945)

Brigadier-General Sir Percy Molesworth Sykes KCIE, CB, CMG (28 February 1867 – 11 June 1945) was a soldier, diplomat and scholar, with a considerable literary output. He wrote historical, geog...

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Major Xan Fielding, DSO (1918 - 1991)

Fielding was a British writer, soldier, traveller.

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Terence Wilmot Hutchison (1912 - 2007)

Terence Wilmot Hutchison FBA (August 13, 1912 – October 6, 2007) was a world famous economist. Born in Bournemouth, England, he attended Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1931 to study the classics but...

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Robert Langton Douglas (1864 - 1951)

Robert Langton Douglas (1864 – 1951), known professionally as R. Langton Douglas, was a well-known British art critic, lecturer, and author, and director of the National Gallery of Ireland. ...

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Michael Henry Roland Pertwee (1916 - 1991)

British playwright and screenwriter.

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Roland Pertwee (1885 - 1963)

English playwright, film and television screenwriter, director and actor.

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Dominick Roy Harrod MP (1941 - 2013)

Dominick Roy Harrod (21 August 1940 – 4 August 2013) was a journalist and broadcaster. He was the BBC's economic correspondent in the 1970s and 1980s. Dominick Roy Harrod, who died 4 Aug, 2013...

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Sir Roy Harrod (1900 - 1978)

Economist ~ biographer of John Maynard Keynes, &c.

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Aleister Crowley MP (1875 - 1947)

Wikipedia page . A more detailed biography . The documentary In Search Of The Great Beast 666 .

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William Tyndale, English Bible Translator MP (c.1492 - 1536)

From the English Wikipedia page on William Tyndale: William Tyndale (sometimes spelled Tindall, Tindill, Tyndall; c. 1492 – 1536) was an English scholar and translator who became a leading f...

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Sir Thomas Chaloner, MP (The Elder) MP (1521 - 1565)

Thomas Chaloner was a diplomat and scholar who served under four Tudor monarchs. He escaped from drowning off the coast of Algeria, 1541, and was knighted after fighting in England's defeat of the Scot...

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Robin Bruce Lockhart (1920 - d.)

Robin Bruce Lockhart (born 1920) was a British author. The son of the British spy R. H. Bruce Lockhart, he wrote the 1967 book Ace of Spies about the super-spy Sidney Reilly, which was made into a ...

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Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart KCMG (1887 - 1970)

Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart KCMG (2 September 1887 – 27 February 1970), was a journalist, author, secret agent, British diplomat in Moscow and Prague, and footballer. His 1932 book Memo...

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Francis Turner Palgrave MP (1824 - 1897)

Francis Turner Palgrave Born 28 Sep 1824 - Died 24 OIct 1897, buried at Barnes Cemetery , London British critic and poet. He was the eldest son of historian and antiquary Sir Francis Palgrave (1788...

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Lewis Gilbert, CBE (1920 - d.)

British screenwriter, producer, film director.

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Samuel Rogers MP (1763 - 1855)

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Sir Kenelm Digby (c.1603 - c.1665)

Sir Kenelm Digby (July 11, 1603 – June 11, 1665) was an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and ...

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Henry Edward John Stanley, 3rd Baron Stanley of Alderley (1827 - 1903)

Henry Edward John Stanley, 3rd Baron Stanley of Alderley and 2nd Baron Eddisbury (11 July 1827 – 11 December 1903), was a historian who translated The first voyage round the world by Magellan ...

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Julian Charles Fane (1927 - 2009)

) The Honourable Julian Charles Fane (27 May 1927 – 13 December 2009), was a British author. Fane was the younger son of Vere Fane, 14th Earl of Westmorland and his wife Diana, daughter of T...

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Alfred (Bosie) Douglas (1870 - 1945)

Oscar Wilde's lover

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Henry Kingsley (1830 - 1876)

Henry Kingsley (2 January 1830 – 24 May 1876) was an English novelist, brother of the better-known Charles Kingsley. He was an early exponent of Muscular Christianity in his 1859 work The Reco...

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Charles Kingsley, Revd. (1819 - 1875)

Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875) was a minister of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with the West Country a...

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David Gascoyne (1916 - 2001)

David Gascoyne (10 October 1916 – 25 November 2001) was an English poet associated with the Surrealist movement. Early life and Surrealism Gascoyne was born in Harrow the eldest of the...

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General Sir David William Fraser, GCB, OBE (1920 - 2012)

) General Sir David William Fraser, GCB, OBE (30 December 1920 – 15 July 2012) was a British Army officer who became Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies. Early life Fras...

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Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland MP (c.1601 - 1665)

Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland (24 January 1602 – 12 February 1666) was an English nobleman, politician, and writer. ______________________ 'Mildmay Fane, 2nd Earl of Westmorland1...

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E.M. Forster MP (1879 - 1970)

Edward Morgan Forster OM, CH From Wikipedia (1 January 1879 – 7 June 1970) was an English novelist, short story writer, essayist and librettist. He is known best for his ironic and well-pl...

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John Galsworthy, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1932 MP (1867 - 1933)

John Galsworthy OM (14 August 1867 – 31 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (1906–1921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy and End o...

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Arthur Ignatius Conan-Doyle MP (1859 - 1930)

; .findagrave... ; Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Doyles were a prosperous Irish-Catholic family, who had a prominent position in the world of A...

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Thomas Sydenham (1624 - 1689)

Thomas Sydenham (10 September 1624 – 29 December 1689) was an English physician. He was born at Wynford Eagle in Dorset, where his father was a gentleman of property. His brother was Colonel W...

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Basil Montagu (1770 - 1851)

Basil Montagu (24 April 1770–27 November 1851) was a British jurist, barrister, writer and philanthropist. He was educated in Charterhouse School and studied law in Cambridge, later wrote and ...

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