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Image - Illustrated London News June 24, 1865, Public Domain, Wiki Commons

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  • Harold Maurice Abrahams, CBE, (15 December 1899 – 14 January 1978)[1] was a British athlete of Jewish origin. He was Olympic champion in 1924 in the 100 metres sprint, a feat depicted in the 1981 movie Chariots of Fire.

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  • Margaret Beaufort Countess of Richmond and Derby (31 May 1443 or 1441 – 29 June 1509) -the mother of King Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England.
  • John Bunyan (Harrowden, near Bedford, 28 November 1628 – London, 31 August 1688) was an English tinker, preacher and writer. He wrote The Pilgrim's Progress

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  • Sir William Harpur, philanthropist
  • John Winston Howard (born 26 July 1939) was the 25th Prime Minister of Australia

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  • John Le Mesurier, actor and comedian

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  • Sir Joseph Paxton (3 August 1803 – 8 June 1865) was an English gardener, architect and Member of Parliament, best known for designing The Crystal Palace.

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