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John Jaques, II MP (1823 - 1898)

John Jaques II won a place in sporting history - and a Gold Medal - for introducing croquet into England at the Great Exhibition in 1851. His display there attracted such wide attention that the game s...

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Abraham De La Pryme (1671 - 1704)

Abraham de la Pryme (15 January 1671 – 12 June 1704) was an English antiquary. Abraham de la Pryme was born to Huguenot parents, Matthias de la Pryme and Sarah Smague (or Smagge) at Hatfield i...

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Paul de Rapin-Thoyras (1661 - 1725)

Paul de Rapin (25 March 1661 – 25 April 1725), sieur of Thoyras (and therefore styled Thoyras de Rapin), was a French historian writing under English patronage. The son of Jacques de Rapin, an...

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Hablot Knight Browne (1815 - 1882)

Hablot Knight Browne Of Huguenot ancestry, Hablot Knight Browne was born in England, in Lambeth (near London) on Kennington Lane. He was the fourteenth of Catherine and William Loder Browne's fifte...

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Augustus de Morgan MP (1806 - 1871)

Augustus De Morgan (27 June 1806 – 18 March 1871) was a British mathematician and logician. He formulated De Morgan's laws and introduced the term mathematical induction, making its idea rigorou...

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Sir Samuel Romilly (1757 - 1818)

Sir Samuel Romilly (1 March 1757 – 2 November 1818), was a British legal reformer. Background and education Romilly was born in Frith Street, Soho, London, the second son of Peter Romilly, a...

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Esmond Romilly (1918 - 1941)

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Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom MP (1874 - 1965)

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, Hon. RA (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 19...

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Emilia Jessie Boucherett (1825 - 1905)

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Marshal of the Royal Air Force Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford MP (1893 - 1971)

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford KG GCB OM DSO & Bar MC (21 May 1893 – 22 April 1971) was a senior Royal Air Force officer an...

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Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort MP (1774 - 1857)

"Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort, KCB, FRS, FRGS (27 May 1774 – 17 December 1857) was an Irish hydrographer and officer in Britain's Royal Navy. Beaufort was the creator of the Beaufort Scale ...

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Major John André (1750 - 1780)

John André (May 2, 1750 – October 2, 1780) was a British army officer hanged as a spy during the American Revolutionary War. This was due to an incident in which he assisted Benedict Arno...

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John, 1st Baron Romilly (1802 - 1874)

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Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe (1764 - 1820)

Benjamin Henry Boneval Latrobe British-born American neoclassical architect best known for his design of the United States Capitol, along with his work on the Baltimore Basilica, the first Roman Ca...

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Harriet Martineau (1802 - 1876)

Harriet Martineau (June 12, 1802 – June 27, 1876) was an English social theorist and Whig writer, often cited as the first woman sociologist. Martineau wrote more than 50 books and is significan...

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Keith Richards MP

Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician, songwriter and founding member of the English rock band The Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine said Richards had created "rock's gre...

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Sir Laurence Olivier MP (1907 - 1989)

Laurence Olivier -- Sir Laurence after 1947, Lord Laurence after 1970 -- has been variously lauded as the greatest Shakespearean interpreter of the 20th century, the greatest classical actor of the era...

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Christian Ignatius Latrobe (1758 - 1836)

Christian Ignatius Latrobe English clergyman, artist, musician, and composer. He composed a large number of works for the Moravian Church, and most famously edited a Selection of Sacred Music in six ...

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David Richard Garrick, III MP (1717 - 1779)

David Garrick (19 February 1717 – 20 January 1779) was an English actor, playwright, theatre manager and producer who influenced nearly all aspects of theatrical practice throughout the 18th cen...

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Sir Gerald Du Maurier (1873 - 1934)

Sir Gerald Hubert Edward Busson du Maurier (26 March 1873 – 11 April 1934) was an English actor and manager. He was the son of the writer George du Maurierand brother of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies...

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Dame Daphne du Maurier, DBE (1907 - 1989)

Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning DBE ( /ˈdæfniː duː ˈmɒri.eɪ/; 13 May 1907 – 19 April 1989) was a British author and playwright. Many of...

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William Frend De Morgan MP (1839 - 1917)

William Frend De Morgan (16 November 1839 – 15 January 1917) was an English potter and tile designer. A life-long friend of William Morris, he designed tiles, stained glass and furniture for Mor...

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Piers Raymond Courage (1942 - 1970)

Piers Raymond Courage (27 May 1942, Colchester, England – 21 June 1970, Zandvoort, Netherlands) was a racing driver from England. He participated in 29 World Championship Formula One Grands Pr...

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