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  • Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel (1585 - 1646)
    "Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel KG, (7 July 1585 – 4 October 1646) was a prominent English courtier during the reigns of King James I and King Charles I, but he made his name as a Grand Tou...
  • Guglielmo Marconi, Nobel Prize in Physics 1909 (1874 - 1937)
    Guglielmo Marconi (25 April 1874– 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor, known for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system, which served as the foundation for the establish...

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  • John Constable (1776-1837) born East Bergholt, Essex English painter
  • Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal (born 1776) - Judge, lawyer, and for seventeen years, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. Responsible for the introduction of the special verdict, "Not Guilty by reason of insanity", into English Law.

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  • In 1566, the first witch trial in a secular court in England was held in Chelmsford. The first of the witches to be tried was Elizabeth Frances, who confessed to using a cat called Sathan to harm a number of people. The cat was given to Agnes Waterhouse, who was found guilty and hung, but Elizabeth Frances was only sentenced to a year in prison. In 1579, the unfortunate Elizabeth Frances appeared in the Second Chelmsford Witch Trial, where along with several other women, she was found guilty and hung.

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  • George Clift King (born 1848) - Former Mayor of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and often known as Calgary's first citizen.
  • Anne Knight (born 1786) - Quaker. Pioneer of feminism & anti -slavery campaigner.

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  • Guglielmo Marconi (Italian pronunciation: [1874 – 20 July 1937) was an Italian inventor, known as the father of long distance radio transmission[1] and for his development of Marconi's law and a radio telegraph system.

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  • Dick Turpin - (1705-1739) probably born at the Bluebell Inn in Hempstead, Essex, on September 21 1705. His entrance to crime was via his father, a publican who bought stock from smugglers.

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