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(1787 - 1865)
Grace Horsley Darling MP
(1815 - 1842)
Grace was born on 24th November 1815 at Bamburgh, Northumberland and spent her youth in two lighthouses (Brownsman and Longstone) where her father, William, was the keeper. In the early...
Sir Henry "Hotspur" Percy MP
(1364 - 1403)
a short summary from Wikipedia:
Harry Hotspur (Sir Henry Percy)
Lady Elizabeth Mortimer
Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland
Lady Elizabeth Percy
Noble family House of ...
George Stephenson MP
(1781 - 1848)
John worked in the mines and kept in close contact with George. When George was having troubles on the construction of the Stockton and Darlington Railway he hired John and his brother James as gang le...
Robert "Rocket" Stephenson MP
(1803 - 1859)
" Robert Stephenson ", Westminster Abbey
Robert Stephenson, the only son of George Stephenson, was born on 16th October, 1803. The following year the family moved to...
William Henry Beveridge, KCB, 1st Baron Beveridge MP
(1879 - 1963)
William Henry Beveridge
William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge KCB (5 March 1879 – 16 March 1963) was a British economist, noted progressive and social reformer. He...
Algernon Charles Swinburne MP
(1837 - 1909)
Algernon Charles Swinburne (London, 5 April 1837 – London, 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic. He invented the roundel form, wrote several novels, and contribut...
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...
(1816 - 1899)
Sir Daniel Gooch CME, MP. 1st Baronet of Clewer Park. Born in Bedlington, Northumberland, on 24th August 1816. Died 15th October 1889.
Both his father and grandfather married Longridge’s, the ...
Josephine Elizabeth Butler MP
(1828 - 1906)
Josephine Elizabeth Butler (née Grey) (13 April 1828 – 30 December 1906) was a Victorian era British feminist who was especially concerned with the welfare of prostitutes. She led the lon...
Lancelot "Capability" Brown MP
(1716 - 1783)
(1716 – 6 February 1783) More commonly known as Capability Brown
English landscape architect.
He is remembered as "the last of the great English eighteenth-century artists to be accorded his...