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Thomas Gainsborough, the painter MP (1727 - 1788)

Thomas Gainsborough (christened 14 May 1727 – 2 August 1788) was an English portrait and landscape painter. He was born the youngest son of John Gainsborough, a weaver in Suffolk, and, in 1740...

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Sir Michael Regrave CBE MP (1908 - 1985)

He was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author. He twice (1958 and 1963) won Best Actor trophies in the Evening Standard Awards and twice received the Variety Club of Great Brit...

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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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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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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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Tracey Emin MP

Tracey Karima Emin, CBE, RA This profile is based on the BBC Programme BBC 'Who Do You Think You Are?" Season 8 Programme 10 Tracey Emin is a British artist of English and Turkish Cypriot origin. F...

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Tony Blackburn MP

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Thomas Robert Malthus MP (1766 - 1834)

The Reverend[1] Thomas Robert Malthus FRS (14 February 1766 – 29 December 1834)[2] was a British scholar, influential in political economy and demography.[3][4] Malthus popularised the economic ...

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Thomas Cubitt MP (1788 - 1855)

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Spencer William Gore MP (1850 - 1906)

Spencer Gore - Born: 10/3/1850 Died: 19/4/1906 Spencer Gore was the first winner of a Grand Slam title at Wimbledon in 1877. Gore, an old Harrovian, was born and bred in Wimbledon and was a good all ...

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Prunella Scales, CBE MP

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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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Penelope Keith, CBE, DL MP

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Dame Peggy Ashcroft, DBE MP (1907 - 1991)

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, DBE born as Edith Margaret Emily Ashcroft (22 December 1907 – 14 June 1991) was an English actress. From Wikipedia: [ Wiki - Dame Peggy Ashcroft From Wikipedia, the fr...

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Richard Briers, CBE MP (1934 - 2013)

Richard David Briers, CBE From Wikipedia (14 January 1934 – 17 February 2013)[1] was an English actor. Prominent for half a century, his career encompassed television, stage, film and radi...

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Gertrude Jekyll MP (1843 - 1932)

"Undoubtedly the most famous gardener England has ever produced" - lived at Bramley House, Godalming - south of Guildford (near Farnham), Surrey. Gertrude Jekyll was born in 1843, the fourth (and sec...

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Henry Venn MP (1796 - 1873)

Henry Venn From WIkipedia ) (10 February 1796 - 13 January 1873), was an Anglican clergyman who is recognised as one of the foremost Protestant missions strategists of the nineteenth century. H...

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Henry Venn (1724 - 1797)

Henry Venn From Wikipedia ) (1725 in Barnes, Surrey, England - 1797), was an English evangelical minister and one of the founders of the Clapham Sect, a small but highly influential evangelical g...

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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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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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Paul William Weller MP

Paul Weller From Wikipedia (born 25 May 1958) is an English musician and singer-songwriter. Starting with the band The Jam (1976–1982), Weller went on to branch out musically to a more s...

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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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Arthur Rackham MP (1867 - 1939)

Arthur Rackham From Wikipedia (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. Biography Rackham was born in London as one of 12 children. In 1884, at the age ...

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John Burningham MP

John Burningham From Wikipedia (born 1936) is an English author and illustrator of children's books, especially picture books for young children.[1] He lives in north London with his wife Helen Oxe...

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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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Dame Julie Andrews, DBE MP

Brentwood, Ca, United States

Dame Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (née Wells; born 1 October 1935) is a British film and stage actress, singer, and author. She is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Ch...

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"Jonny" Wilkinson MP

Jonny My Autobiography Jonny Wilkinson Website Wikipedia article

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John Egerton Christmas Piper MP (1903 - 1992)

John Egerton Christmas Piper From Wikipedia: John Egerton Christmas Piper, CH (13 December 1903 – 28 June 1992) was a 20th-century English painter and printmaker. For much of his life he l...

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Charles Burgess Fry MP (1872 - 1956)

Charles Burgess (C. B.) Fry From The Weald of Surrey, Sussex & Kent CB Fry was born on 25th April 1872 at Croydon, Surrey, the eldest son of Lewis John Fry and Constance Isabella White who had ma...

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Frederick Furnivall MP (deceased)

Frederick James Furnivall (4 February 1825 – 2 July 1910), one of the co-creators of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), was an English philologist. From Wikipedia Frederick Furnivall, 18...

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Eric Patrick Clapton MP

Eric Patrick Clapton is an English blues-rock guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo performer, as well as a member of rock ...

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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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Delia Smith, C.B.E. MP

Delia Smith CBE From Wikipedia: (born 18 June 1941) is an English cook and television presenter, known for teaching basic cookery skills. She is the UK's best-selling cookery author, with more th...

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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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Colin Andrew Firth MP

Colin Andrew Firth, CBE From Wikipedia (born 10 September 1960) is an English film, television, and theatre actor. Firth gained wide public attention in the 1990s for his portrayal of Mr. Darcy in ...

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Caroline Quentin MP (1960 - d.)

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Bill Nighy MP (1949 - d.)

William Francis "Bill" Nighy From Wikipedia (pronounced NYE pron.: /ˈnaɪ/;[1] born 12 December 1949) Bill Nighy is an English actor and comedian. He worked in theatre and television b...

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Beryl Cook MP (1926 - 2008)

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Angus Deayton MP (deceased)

Gordon Angus Deayton From Wikipedia Birth name Gordon Angus Deayton Born (1956-01-06) 6 January 1956 (age 57) Surrey, England[1] Medium Television, Stand up comedy Nationality British Years active ...

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Aldous Leonard Huxley MP (1894 - 1963)

Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Among Huxley's best known novels is BRAVE NEW W...

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