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Robert Ryves MP (1465 - 1551)

Notes in by John Rive Childs state that Robert Ryves was a part of Henry the VIII's Court. He or his father, also Robert, came from the Normandy area of France. He was granted lands and also...

5/28/2007 10/2/2015

Sir William Martyn, Lord Mayor of London MP (bef.1465 - 1503)

"Sir William Martyn of Athelhampon"

William Martyn Sir William Martyn of Athelhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset (c. 1446 – 14 January 1503). Sir William Martyn, Lord Mayor of London in 1492, built the current Great Hall of Athelhampto...

3/1/2007 3/26/2015

Robert Louis Stevenson MP (1850 - 1894)


Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by hi...

11/5/2010 1/20/2013

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley MP (1797 - 1851)

"Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin"

Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was a British novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Goth...

11/10/2008 1/20/2013

Beatrix Potter MP (1866 - 1943)

"Beatrix Potter", "Beatrix Heelis"

Helen Beatrix Potter (28 July 1866 – 22 December 1943) was an English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist best known for children's books featuring anthropomorphic characters such as Th...

9/13/2010 1/20/2013

Lawrence of Arabia MP (1888 - 1935)

"T. E. Lawrence", "Lawrence of Arabia"

Lawrence of Arabia Photos Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, CB, DSO (16 August 1888[5] – 19 May 1935), known professionally as T. E. Lawrence, was a British Army officer renowned especiall...

6/16/2011 1/20/2013

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 Romantic a...

12/25/2011 1/20/2013

Enid Blyton MP (1897 - 1968)

"Waters", "Pollock"

Enid Blyton (11 Aug 1897- 28 Nov 1968) is pehaps on of the best known British writers who published over 600 children's or juvenile books in her 40-year career. Blyton's most famous series was The Famo...

10/20/2012 1/20/2013

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (pronounced /ˈbeɪdən ˈpoʊ.əl/) OM, GCMG, GCVO, KCB (22 February 1857 – 8 January 1941), also known as B-P or Lord Baden-Powell, was a lieute...

8/19/2010 1/20/2013

Jane Austen MP (1775 - 1817)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction set among the gentry earned her a place as one of the most ...

6/3/2007 1/20/2013

Mary Ann Anning MP (1799 - 1847)

Mary Anning (21 May 1799 – 9 March 1847) was a British fossil collector, dealer, and paleontologist who became known around the world for a number of important finds she made in the Jurassic marine f...

5/2/2009 1/20/2013