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Sir Henry Wood MP (1869 - 1944)

Henry J. Wood (Conductor, Arranger) Born: March 3, 1869 - London, England Died: August 19, 1944 - Hitchin, Hetrfordshire, England Sir Henry J(oseph) Wood , was born in London. His father was ...

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John Keats MP (1795 - 1821)

John Keats was born in Finsbury Pavement near London on October 31st, 1795. The first son of a stable-keeper, he had a sister and three brothers, one of whom died in infancy. When John was eight years ...

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Joan Maud Littlewood MP (1914 - 2002)

Joan Maud Littlewood (6 October 1914 – 20 September 2002) was an English theatre director, best known for her work in developing the left-wing Theatre Workshop. Known as "The Mother of Modern Th...

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Dr. Max Ferdinand Perutz, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1962 MP (1914 - 2002)

Max Ferdinand Perutz , OM, CH, CBE, FRS (May 19, 1914, Vienna, Austria – February 6, 2002, Cambridge, United Kingdom) was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel ...

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Sir Alec Guinness, CH, CBE MP (1914 - 2000)

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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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Alistair Edward Brownlee MP

Alistair Edward Brownlee, MBE (born 23 April 1988) is a British triathlete, and the current Olympic champion in his sport, having won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. He is also a back-to-ba...

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Ben Ainslie, Esq, CBE MP

From Ben Ainslie's autobiography. "My Grandfather on my father's side once started tracing the family tree. He went as far back as finding out that our ancestors were Scottish, and were all hung for ...

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Andrew (Andy) Murray MP

Andy Murray is a Scottish professional tennis player. Murray is the first British player to reach the Wimbledon men's singles final in the open era for over 75 years, as well as the first British p...

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Frederick Richard Dimbleby MP (1913 - 1965)

Richard Dimbleby, CBE, was an English journalist and broadcaster, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest figures in British broadcasting history. " Richard Dimbleby ", Westminster Abbey

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Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM MP (1913 - 1976)

Wikipedia Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, OM CH (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist; and one of the central figures of twentieth-centur...

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David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor MP (1863 - 1945)

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor OM, PC (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British Liberal politician and statesman. He was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the he...

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Peter Cushing, OBE MP (1913 - 1994)

Peter Cushing OBE From Wikipedia Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE (26 May 1913 – 11 August 1994) was an English actor, known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played the disti...

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David Tennant MP

David Tennant (born David John McDonald ; 18 April 1971) is a Scottish actor. In addition to his work in theatre, including a widely praised Hamlet, Tennant is best known for his role as the tenth inca...

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David Russell Weir, MBE MP

David Russell Weir MBE ( born 5 June 1979) is an elite British Paralympic wheelchair athlete from London, England. Leg amputee from birth David Weir currently holds the British record at all track di...

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Roald Dahl MP (1916 - 1990)

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, fighter ace and screenwriter of Norwegian parentage.Born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, to Norwegian p...

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William Pitt "The Younger" Prime Minister of the United Kingdom MP (1759 - 1806)

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." (speech to Parliament 1783). -------------------- He was unmarried and l...

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Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey MP (1764 - 1845)

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, KG, PC (13 March 1764 – 17 July 1845), known as Viscount Howick between 1806 and 1807, was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 2...

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Rt Hon Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom MP (1788 - 1850)

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Rt Hon Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, PC MP (1916 - 1995)

James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, KG, OBE, FRS, FSS, PC (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British Labour Member of Parliament, Leader of the Labour Party. Twice Prime Minister o...

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Clement Richard Attlee, 1st Earl Attlee, KG (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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Margaret Thatcher MP (1925 - 2013)

"Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS, née Roberts (13 October 1925 - 8 April 2013), was a British politician, the longest-serving (1979–1990) Prime Minister of the...

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Edward William Elgar MP (1857 - 1934)

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, OM, GCVO From Wikipedia (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international cl...

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Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE MP (1919 - 1991)

Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias, DBE (18 May 1919 – 21 February 1991), was an English ballerina. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest classical ballet dancers of all time. She spent her en...

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Frederick John Perry MP (1909 - 1995)

Frederick John Perry (18 May 1909 – 2 February 1995) was a championship-winning English tennis and table tennis player who won 10 Majors including eight Grand Slams and two Pro Slams. Perry won ...

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Bradley Marc Wiggins MP

Bradley Marc Wiggins , CBE (born 28 April 1980) is a British professional track and road cyclist, riding for the UCI ProTeam Team Sky. He won the 2012 Tour de France, becoming the first British winner ...

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Emmeline Pankhurst MP (1858 - 1928)

From - (please visit for full citations) Emmeline Pankhurst (born Emmeline Goulden) (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movemen...

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David Niven MP (1910 - 1983)

James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 - 29 July 1983), known professionally as David Niven, was an English actor and novelist, popular both in Europe and the US. He is perhaps best known for his rol...

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Florence Nightingale ("The Lady with the Lamp") MP (1820 - 1910)

Florence Nightingale Born 12 May 1820, Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany. Died 13 August 1910 (aged 90),Park Lane, London, United Kingdom. Profession: Nurse and Statistician. Institutions: Selimiye Ba...

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Sir Isaac Newton MP (1642 - 1727)

Sir Isaac Newton FRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727 [OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1726]) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist, and theol...

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Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson MP (1758 - 1805)

Nelson was born at the Rectory of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, East England, UK, the son of the village rector Edmund Nelson and his wife Catherine. He attended schools at Norwich and North Walsham before ...

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Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester MP (1208 - 1265)

from Wikipedia , the free encyclopedia Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester (23 May 1208? – 4 August 1265), was a French-English nobleman, notable as the principal leader of the baronial o...

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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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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge MP

"Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Catherine Elizabeth "Kate"; née Middleton; born 9 January 1982), is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. William is second in line of succession to th...

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Freddie Mercury MP (1946 - 1991)

Another One Bites The Dust Freddie's Last Interview Freddie Mercury - The Untold Story Freddie Mercury (born Farrokh Bulsara (Gujarati: ફારોખ બલ&#...

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John L. McAdam, Highway Engineer MP (1756 - 1836)

John Loudon McAdam (September 21, 1756 – November 26, 1836) was a Scottish engineer and road-builder. He invented a new process, "macadamisation", for building roads with a smooth hard surface...

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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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Mary II Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland MP (1662 - 1694)

Links: The Peerage Geneall Wikipedia Find a Grave Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland: Reign13 February 1689 – 28 December 1694 together with her husbond William of Orange

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Mary I of England MP (1516 - 1558)

Mary I (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558) was Queen of England and Ireland from July 1553 until her death. She was the eldest daughter of Henry VIII and only surviving child of Catherine of A...

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Mary I , Queen of Scots MP (1542 - 1587)

Mary I Stewart, Queen of Scots was born on 8 December 1542 at Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland and was executed on 8 February 1587 at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England. She ...

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Guglielmo Marconi, Nobel Prize in Physics 1909 MP (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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Stan Laurel MP (1890 - 1965)

Best remembered as the first half of the comedy team Laurel and Hardy, Stan Laurel's film acting career stretched between 1917 and 1951 and included a starring role in the Academy Award winning film Th...

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Rear-Admiral Charles Davis Lucas, VC MP (1834 - 1914)

Davis Lucas VC (1834 - 1914) - First Recipient of the Victoria Cross Lucas was born on 19 February 1834 in Druminargal House, Poyntzpass, son of David and Elizabeth (Hill) Lucas. He enlisted in the n...

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Dr. David Livingstone MP (1813 - 1873)

David Livingstone was born on the 19 March 1813, 8 miles south of Glasgow, one of seven children. As a young child he worked tirelessly on the cotton mills from 6am to 8pm and then studied hard at the ...

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Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister MP (1827 - 1912)

Born to Quaker parents, father was a wine merchant and amateur sceintist. Joseph Lister is considered by many to be the father of modern antisepsis. Lister came to Edinburgh in 1853 after graduatin...

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Vivien Leigh (1913 - 1967)

Vivian Mary Hartley, know professionally as Vivien Leigh, was an English actress who won two Best Actress Academy Awards for playing "southern belles": Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939) and ...

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Gustav Theodore von Holst MP (1874 - 1934)

Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst, 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer. He is most famous for his orchestral suite The Planets . Having studied at th...

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Henry Hudson III, The Explorer MP (1575 - 1611)

EVENT: Land sale: Founder of Muscovy Company (sponsered John Cabots voyages) This Henry, is identified as Henry Hudson the Explorer. His exploits and life are a matter of historical record. He was a ...

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Reverend John Knox MP (c.1514 - 1572)

From Wikipedia John Knox (c. 1510 – 24 November 1572) was a Scottish clergyman and leader of the Protestant Reformation who is considered the founder of the Presbyterian denomination. He was...

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Violet Trefusis MP (1894 - 1970)

Violet Trefusis née Keppel (6 June 1894 – 29 February 1972) was an English writer and socialite. She is chiefly remembered for her lesbian affair with the poet Vita Sackville-West. She ...

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Alice Frederica Keppel MP (1868 - 1947)

Alice Frederica Keppel, née Edmonstone (29 April 1868 – 11 September 1947) was a British society hostess and a long-time mistress of King Edward VII. Both she and her husband, The H...

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Dr. Samuel Johnson MP (1709 - 1784)

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr Johnson, was a British author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, ...

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Edward Anthony Jenner MP (1749 - 1823)

Edward Anthony Jenner (17 May 1749 – 26 January 1823) was an English physician and scientist from Berkeley, Gloucestershire, who was the pioneer of smallpox vaccine. He is often called "the fath...

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Alfred Joseph Hitchcock MP (1899 - 1980)

Nicknamed "Master of Suspense," Alfred Hitchcock was one of the best known directors never to have received an Oscar for directing. Suspicion (1941), Rear Window (1954), North By Northwest (1959), Psyc...

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Sir Rowland Hill MP (1795 - 1879)

Sir Rowland Hill KCB, FRS (3 December 1795 – 27 August 1879) was an English teacher, inventor and social reformer. He campaigned for a comprehensive reform of the postal system, based on the con...

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Henry VII of England MP (1457 - 1509)

"Henry VII (Welsh: Harri Tudur; 28 January 1457 – 21 April 1509) was King of England and Lord of Ireland from his seizing the crown on 22 August 1485 until his death on 21 April 1509, as the fir...

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Henry VI of England MP (1421 - 1471)

"Henry VI (6 December 1421 – 21 May 1471) was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453. Until 1437, his realm was governed by ...

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Henry IV of England MP (1367 - 1413)

a short summary from Wikipedia: Henry IV Reign: 30 September 1399 – 20 March 1413 Coronation: 13 October 1399 Predecessor : Richard II Successor: Henry V Spouse: Mary de Bohun J...

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William Harvey MP (1578 - 1657)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... William Harvey (1 April 1578 – 3 June 1657) was an English physician who was the first person to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation...

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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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Georg Friedrich Frederic Händel MP (1685 - 1759)

Messiah "Hallelujah" Water Music The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Finale (Alcina) George Frideric Handel (German: Georg Friedrich Händel) (23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) w...

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Sir Edmond Halley II, FRS MP (1656 - 1742)

Edmond Halley FRS Biography from: Biography of Edmond Halleyl Edmond (or Edmund) Halley's father was also called Edmond (or Edmund) Halley. He came from a Derbyshire family and was a wealthy so...

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William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of UK MP (1809 - 1898)

William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) was a British Liberal statesman. In a career lasting over sixty years, Gladstone served as Prime Minister four times (1868-1874, 1880-1885, February-July 1886 and 18...

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George IV MP (1762 - 1830)

Golden Fleece - Knights: Austrian Branch George Augustus Frederick Prince of United Kingdom und Hannover 1st Earl of Carrick on 12 August 1762. 1st Baron Renfrew on 12 August 1762. 1st Lord o...

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George III of the United Kingdom MP (1738 - 1820)

Predecessor: George II Successor: George IV ===================================================================== George III (George William Frederick; 4 June 1738– 29 January 1820) was Ki...

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George II, King of Great Britain and Ireland MP (1683 - 1760)

George Augustus Hanover, Naturalized as a British subject in 1705. Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) on 4 April 1706. 1st Viscount Northallerton, co. York [Great Britain] on 9 November 1706. ...

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George I, King of Great Britain and Ireland MP (1660 - 1727)

George Ludwig of Brunswik-Lüneburg By the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, Prince-Elector of Hanover, Duke of Brunswick Links: The Peera...

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Sir Martin Frobisher MP (1535 - 1594)

A famous yet curiously little known English mariner of the Elizabethan Age, Martin Frobisher was born around 1535 in Altofts, Yorkshire and was third and youngest son of Bernard and Margaret Frobisher....

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Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England (disputed) MP (c.1537 - 1554)

[ ] Lady Jane Grey was born in October 1537 at Bradgate Manor, Bradgate, Leicestershire, England.3 She was also reported to have been born in 1536/37.4 She was the daughter of Sir Henry Grey, 1st D...

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Joyce Irene Grenfell MP (1910 - 1979)

Joyce Irene Grenfell , OBE (née Phipps; 10 February 1910 – 30 November 1979) was an English actress, comedienne, monologist[1] and singer-songwriter. Early life Born in London, Joyce ...

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William Gilbert 'W.G.' Grace MP (1848 - 1915)

William Gilbert "WG" Grace (July 18, 1848 – October 23, 1915) was an English cricketer who, by his extraordinary skills, made cricket perhaps the first modern spectator sport, and who developed ...

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Benjamin Franklin, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" MP (1706 - 1790)

A Patriot of the American Revolution for Pennsylvania. DAR Ancestor #: A041702 Of all the accomplishment of Ben Franklin you must take into account, his opening remark in his autobiography: "I Benj...

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Admiral of the Fleet John Arbuthnot "Jacky" Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone MP (1841 - 1920)

Admiral of the Fleet John Arbuthnot "Jacky" Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher of Kilverstone, GCB, OM, GCVO (25 January 1841 – 10 July 1920) was a British admiral known for his efforts at naval reform....

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Michael Faraday MP (1791 - 1867)

Michael Faraday, FRS Click here to view the Wikipedia page for Michael Faraday Michael Faraday (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867), was an English chemist and physicist (or natural philosop...

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Elizabeth I of England MP (1533 - 1603)

"Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called "The Virgin Queen", "Gloriana" or "Good Queen Bes...

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Edward Elgar MP (1846 - d.)

This is not to be confused with the renown composer Edward Elgar with whom this profile has previously been merged in error. THIS Edward was son of Robert Elgar & Emma Wenman whereas the renown Edwar...

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Edward VI of England MP (1537 - 1553)

Edward VI was the 3rd of the five (or 6 if you count the disputed Lady Jane Gray) monarchs from the House of Tudor. History of the House of Tudor and a list of the monarches: ------------------...

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Edward V, King of England MP (1470 - c.1483)

another possible birth date is 4 November Links: The Peerage Geneall Wikipedia

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Edward IV of England MP (1442 - 1483)

a short summary from Wikipedia: Edward IV King of England (first time) Reign: 4 March 1461 – 3 October 1470 (9 years,182 days) Coronation: 28 June 1461 Predecessor: Henry VI Succes...

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Air Chief Marshal Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding GCB, GCVO, CMG MP (1882 - 1970)

Sir Hugh Dowding formed the new RAF Fighter Command C-in-C from July 1936 to its scuess during the Battle of Britain, May 1940. He famously wrote to Churchill in May 1940....... “if the Ho...

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Vice Admiral Sir Francis Drake MP (c.1540 - 1596)

Alternate date: He his said to have died in January 1596, but his will is dated April 10, 1661. -=-=-=-=-=- Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral (1540 – 27 January 1596) was an English sea capt...

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Frederick Albert-Theodor Delius MP (1862 - 1934)

From: Frederick Delius was born in Bradford in the West Riding of Yorkshire in the north of England. His parents were German: Julius and Elise Pauline Delius had moved from Bielefeld, Germany to Brit...

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Charles Robert Darwin MP (1809 - 1882)

Charles Robert Darwin From Wikipedia FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist.[I] He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancesto...

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Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope MP (1883 - 1963)

Admiral of the Fleet The Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew Browne Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope KT, GCB, OM, DSO and two Bars (7 January 1883 – 12 June 1963), was a British admiral of the ...

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Claudius I, Roman Emperor MP (-10 - 54)

Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus or Claudius I (August 1, 10 BC – October 13, AD 54) (Tiberius Claudius Drusus from birth to AD 4, then Tiberius Claudius Nero Germanicus from then un...

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Charles II of England MP (1630 - 1685)

a short summary from Wikipedia : Charles II King of Scotland Reign: 30 January 1649 – 3 September 1651 Coronation: 1 January 1651 Predecessor: Charles I Successor Military government...

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Charles I, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland MP (1600 - 1649)

Links: The Peerage Geneall Wikipedia: English Français Norsk King of England and Ireland: Reign 27 March 1625 – 30 January 1649 Coronation 2 February 1626

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William Caxton MP (c.1415 - d.)

William Caxton From Wikipedia (ca. 1415~1422 – ca. March 1492) was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. He is thought to be the first English person to work as a printer and ...

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Richard Arkwright, Sir MP (1732 - 1792)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: Sir Richard Arkwright (Old Style 23 December 1732 New Style 3 January 1733 – 3 August 1792), was an Englishman who, although the patents were eventually overtur...

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Alexander 'the Great', King of Macedonia MP (-356 - -323)

Alexander III of Macedon , popularly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγα...

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James V, King of Scots MP (1512 - 1542)

James V Stewart, King of Scots was born on 10 April 1512 in Linlithgow Palace, West Lothian, Scotland and died on 14 December 1542 in Falkland Palace, Fife, Scotland and was buried in Holyrood Abbey, E...

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James IV of Scotland MP (1473 - 1513)

James IV Stewart, King of Scots was born on 17 March 1473 at Stirling Castle, Scotland and died on 9 September 1513 at The Battle of Flodden Field, Northumberland, England. His body was lost but his he...

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James VII of Scotland & II of England and Ireland MP (1633 - 1701)

James II & VII Reign: 6 February 1685 –11 December 1688 Coronation: 23 April 1685 Predecessor: Charles II Successors: William III & II and Mary II Spouse: Anne Hyde m. 1660; de...

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James III of Scotland MP (1451 - 1488)

"James III (10 July 1451 – 11 June 1488) was King of Scots from 1460 to 1488. James was an unpopular and ineffective monarch owing to an unwillingness to administer justice fairly, a policy of p...

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James II of Scotland MP (1430 - 1460)

James II, King of Scots was born on 16 October 1430 in Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh and Died on 3 August 1460 at the siege of Roxburgh (Gaelic: Rosbrog) Castle when one of the cannons exploded. He was al...

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King James I of England and VI of Scotland MP (1566 - 1625)

James Charles Stuart Duke of Rothesay on 19 June 1566. Prince of Scotland on 19 June 1566. 2nd Earl of Ross [S., 1565] on 10 February 1567. 2nd Lord Ardmannoch [S., 1565] on 10 February 1567. ...

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James I of Scotland MP (1394 - 1437)

other possible birth dates; 10 December 1394 30 December 1394 ===================================================================== "James I, King of Scots (25 July 1394 – 21 February 14...

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Henry Morton Stanley MP (1841 - 1904)

Note - I have just received a copy of Tim Jeal's biography* "Stanley The Imposible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer" and will add to/adjust the summary below as necessary in due course. CJB 5th Aug 2...

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George Harrison MP (1943 - 2001)

George Harrison was an English rock guitarist, singer-songwriter and film producer who achieved international fame as lead guitarist in The Beatles. Often referred to as "the quiet Beatle", Harrison em...

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Ringo Starr MP

Better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, the English musician, singer-songwriter, and actor gained worldwide fame as the drummer for The Beatles. When the band formed in 1960, Starr belonged to anot...

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