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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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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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Very Revd 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)

Alexander Wallace Fielding AKA Xan Fielding Fielding was a British writer, soldier, traveller. Xan Fielding Birth name Alexander Wallace Fielding Born 26 November 1918 Ootacamund, India D...

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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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Lord Alfred Douglas MP (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... " Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) Football/athletics ", Game, Set and Lodge: Freemasons and Sport ed 4 ; Library and Museum of Freemasonry; January 2015; page 10

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Thomas Sydenham MP (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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Robert Browning MP (1812 - 1889)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made h...

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Benjamin Disraeli, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom MP (1804 - 1881)

"Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, KG, PC, FRS, (21 December 1804 – 19 April 1881) was a British Prime Minister, parliamentarian, Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served...

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William Cobbett MP (1763 - 1835)

William Cobbett From Wikipedia (9 March 1763 – 18 June 1835) was an English pamphleteer, farmer and journalist, who was born in Farnham, Surrey. He believed that reforming Parliament and...

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Daniel Defoe MP (1659 - 1731)

Daniel Defoe Born Daniel Foe ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Daniel Defoe is widely considered as the father of the English novel. He wrote novels, pamphlets, and thousands of essays during his lifetime....

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John Evelyn MP (1620 - 1706)

John Evelyn From Wikipedia John Evelyn (31 October 1620 – 27 February 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. Evelyn's diaries or Memoirs are largely contemporaneous with thos...

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John Donne MP (1572 - 1631)

English poet, preacher and a major representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. John Donne was born in London, into a Roman Catholic family when practice of that religion was illegal in ...

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John Emerich Edward, 1st Baron Acton MP (1834 - 1902)

John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton ....... - Wikipedia - English John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, The Right Honourable The Lord Acton KCVO, DL=== Member of Parliament for BridgnorthIn office -...

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Sorley McLean MP (1911 - 1996)

Sorley MacLean (Scottish Gaelic: Somhairle MacGill-Eain, sometimes "MacGilleathain" in earlier publications) (26 October 1911 – 24 November 1996) was one of the most significant Scottish poe...

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Richard Fitzpatrick, Gen. (1748 - 1813)

General Richard FitzPatrick (24 January 1748 – 25 April 1813), styled The Honourable from birth, was an Anglo-Irish soldier, wit, poet, Whig politician and ‘sworn brother’ of the...

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Bernard Fergusson, Baron Ballantrae MP (1911 - 1980)

Brigadier Bernard Edward Fergusson, Baron Ballantrae was born on 6 May 1911. He was the son of General Sir Charles Fergusson of Kilkerran, 7th Bt. and Lady Alice Mary Boyle. He married Laura Margaret G...

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Edward Long (1734 - 1813)

Edward Long (23 August 1734 – 13 March 1813) was a British colonial administrator and historian, and author of an influential work, The History of Jamaica (1774). Life Long's family ha...

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William Godwin MP (1756 - 1836)

William Godwin (3 March 1756 – 7 April 1836) was a British journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism, and the first modern p...

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George Orwell MP (1903 - 1950)

On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BR...

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John Webster MP (c.1580 - c.1634)

John Webster From Wikipedia (c.1580 – c.1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpie...

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Robert Burns MP (1759 - 1796)

Burness Genealogy and Family History Robert Burns Family History ' Robert Burns was descended from the Burness family of Kincardineshire, where his ancestors were tenant farmers. His father William...

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Ben Jonson MP (c.1572 - 1637)

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson From Wikipedia (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for h...

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Christopher Marlowe MP (1564 - 1593)

Christopher Marlowe (baptised on 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day...

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Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (1831 - 1891)

Edward Robert Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, GCB, GCSI, GCIE, PC (8 November 1831 – 24 November 1891) was an English statesman and poet. He served as Viceroy of India between 1876 a...

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Algernon Charles Swinburne MP (1837 - 1909)

Algernon Charles Swinburne (London, 5 April 1837 – London, 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contribut...

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Thomas Randolph MP (c.1605 - 1634)

Thomas Randolph (June, 1605 – March, 1635), English poet and dramatist, was born near Daventry in Northamptonshire, and was baptized on June 18, 1605. He was the uncle of colonist William Randol...

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Anthony West (1914 - 1987)

Wiki: Anthony West (4 August 1914 – 27 December 1987) was a British author and literary critic. He was the son of British authors Rebecca West and H. G. Wells. Anthony West's best-known book i...

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Walter Besant (1836 - 1901)

Sir Walter Besant (14 August 1836 – 9 June 1901), was a novelist and historian who lived largely in London. His sister-in-law was Annie Besant. Biography The son of a merchant, he was ...

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G.K. Chesterton MP (1874 - 1936)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art c...

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson MP (1809 - 1892)

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom and is one of the most popular English poets. Much of his verse was based on classi...

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Rudyard Kipling MP (1865 - 1936)

Rudyard Kipling, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907 Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his...

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David Garnett MP (1892 - 1981)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Spouse Rachel Marshall Angelica Bell Parents Edward Garnett (1868-1937) Constance Black (1861-1946) David Garnett (9 March 1892 – 17 February 1981) wa...

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Wilfred Scawen Blunt MP (1840 - 1922)

Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (17 August 1840 – 10 September 1922) (Sometimes spelled "Wilfred") was an English poet and writer. He was born at Petworth House in Sussex, and served in the Diplomatic Serv...

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Charles Dickens MP (1812 - 1870)

Charles John Huffam Dickens, pen-name "Boz", was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and one of the most popular of all time. He created some of literature's most iconic characters,...

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Edmund Waller, FRS, MP MP (1606 - 1687)

Edmund Waller , FRS (3 March 1606 – 21 October 1687) was an English poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1679. Edmund Waller was the eldest son...

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John Milton, "Poet" MP (1608 - 1674)

John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674) was an English poet, most famous for his blank verse epic Paradise Lost. His father, John Milton Sr., was a well-off scrivener, and his grandf...

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Robert Louis Stevenson MP (1850 - 1894)

Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by hi...

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Sir William Gerald Golding, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1983 MP (1911 - 1993)

Sir William Gerald Golding (19 September 1911 – 19 June 1993) was a British novelist, poet, playwright and Nobel Prize for Literature laureate, best known for his novel Lord of the Flies. He was...

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Thomas Hardy, OM MP (1840 - 1928)

Thomas Hardy, OM (2 June 1840 – 11 January 1928) was an English novelist and poet. While his works typically belong to the Naturalism movement, several poems display elements of the previous Rom...

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Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (1811 - 1856)

Gilbert Abbott à Beckett (9 January 1811 – 30 August 1856) was an English humorist. He was born in London, the son of a lawyer, and belonged to a family claiming descent from Thomas...

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Gilbert Arthur à Beckett (1837 - 1891)

Gilbert Arthur à Beckett (1837 – October 15, 1891) was an English writer. Biography Beckett was born at Hammersmith, United Kingdom, the eldest son of Gilbert Abbott à Be...

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Thomas Edward Neil Driberg, Baron Bradwell (1905 - 1976)

Thomas Edward Neil Driberg, Baron Bradwell (22 May 1905 – 12 August 1976), generally known as Tom Driberg, was a British journalist, politician and High Anglican churchman who served as a Memb...

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Sir Maurice Bowra, CH (1898 - 1971)

Cecil Maurice Bowra ( /ˈbaʊrə/; 8 April 1898 – 4 July 1971) was an English classical scholar and academic, known for his wit. He was Warden of Wadham College, Oxford, from...

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Edmund Charles Blunden MP (1896 - 1974)

Edmund Charles Blunden, MC (1 November 1896 – 20 January 1974) was an English poet, author and critic. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he wrote of his experiences in World War I in both ver...

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[St George] Guy Reginald Bolton (1884 - 1979)

Guy Reginald Bolton (23 November 1884 – 4 September 1979) was a British-American playwright and writer of musical comedies. Born in England and educated in France and the U.S., he trained as a...

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J. Comyns Carr (1849 - 1916)

Joseph William Comyns Carr (1 March 1849 – 12 December 1916) was an English drama and art critic, gallery director, author, poet, playwright and theatre manager. Beginning his career as an...

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Nicolas Clerihew Bentley (1907 - 1978)

Nicolas Clerihew Bentley (14 June 1907 – 14 August 1978) was a British author and illustrator, best known for his humorous cartoon drawings in books and magazines in the 1930s and 1940s. (The ...

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Edmund Clerihew Bentley (deceased)

E. C. Bentley (10 July 1875 – 30 March 1956) was a popular English novelist and humorist of the early twentieth century, and the inventor of the clerihew, an irregular form of humorous verse o...

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Sheridan Morley MP (1941 - 2007)

Morley was an English author, biographer, critic, director, actor and broadcaster. He was the eldest son of actor Robert Morley and grandson of actress Dame Gladys Cooper, and wrote biographies of both...

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William Hartley Hume Shawcross MP

Shawcross is a widely renowned writer and broadcaster. His articles have appeared in the Sunday Times, the Sunday Telegraph, the Washington Post and the Sydney Morning Herald. His books include Dubcek ...

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Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Baronet (1897 - d.)

Sir Sacheverell Sitwell, 6th Baronet CH (15 November 1897 – 1 October 1988) was an English writer, best known as an art critic and writer on architecture, particularly the baroque. He was the ...

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Stephen John Fry MP

Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director, and a director of Norwich City Football Cl...

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Dennis Yates Wheatley (1897 - 1977)

Wheatley was an English author. His prolific output of stylish thrillers and occult novels made him one of the world's best-selling writers from the 1930s through the 1960s.

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Eric Sykes, CBE MP (1923 - 2012)

Eric Sykes From Wikipedia CBE (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, television and film writer, actor and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequen...

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Sir John Betjeman, CBE (1906 - 1984)

was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack". He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architect...

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Woodrow Wyatt, Baron Wyatt of Weeford (deceased)

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Sir David Frost, OBE MP (1939 - 2013)

"Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime TV game show host. After graduating from Cambridge Unive...

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