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Arnold Ridley MP (1896 - 1984)

William Arnold Ridley , OBE (7 January 1896 – 12 March 1984) was an English playwright and actor, first notable as the author of the play The Ghost Train and later in life for portraying the elderly Pr...

2/20/2016 10/3/2016

Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood ( Butleigh, 12 December 1724 – London, 27 January 1816) was a British Admiral known particularly for his service in the American War of Independence and French Revoluti...

8/15/2009 5/21/2016

Dr. W.G. Grace MP (1848 - 1915)

"W. G.", "The Doctor", "The Champion", "The Big 'Un", "The Old Man"

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 most of...

6/15/2007 12/17/2015

Richard Brocklesby, FRS MP (1722 - 1797)

Will is available from: For Royal Society publications by Richard Brocklesby, see: School: Ballitore. From: The Quaker village of Ballitore In 1685 two Quakers arrived in County Kildare with th...

1/16/2009 11/21/2015

Richard Lovell Edgeworth MP (1744 - 1817)

Profile picture - Engraving by A Cardon 1812. BBC Hulton Picture Library. Wikipedia Biographical Summary Richard Lovell Edgeworth (31 May 1744 – 13 June 1817) was an Anglo-Irish politician, write...

4/23/2010 11/18/2015

Thomas Young, FRS MP (1773 - 1829)

Thomas Young, FRS (13 June 1773 – 10 May 1829) was an English polymath who made notable contributions to the fields of vision, light, solid mechanics, energy, physiology, language, musical harmony and ...

1/18/2009 7/18/2015

Henry Fielding MP (1707 - 1754)

Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist best known for his rich, earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones . Additionally, he holds a significant place ...

7/15/2015 7/15/2015

Roger Bacon, O.F.M. MP (1214 - 1294)

""wonderful teacher""

Roger Bacon, O.F.M. (c. 1214–1294), also known as Doctor Mirabilis (medieval accolade, meaning "wonderful teacher"), was an English philosopher and Franciscan friar who placed considerable emphasis on ...

11/17/2008 7/15/2015

He is an English actor, comedian, writer and film producer. He achieved success at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and as a scriptwriter on The Frost Report. In the late 1960s he became a member of Mont...

8/18/2010 6/24/2015

John Locke, Philosopher MP (1632 - 1704)

John Locke (1632-1703), son of John Locke, of Pensford, and Ann Agnes (or Agnes Ann) Keene (1597-1654) Father of liberal philosophy. His ideas would also be used as a keystone for the revolutio...

6/15/2007 1/3/2015

Robert Southey MP (1774 - 1843)

Robert Southey From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Robert Southey, English poet Robert Southey (August 12, 1774 – March 21, 1843) was an English poet of the Romantic school, one of the so-calle...

6/19/2007 12/28/2014

Henry de Cornhill From Wikipedia ) (c. 1135-c. 1193) was a medieval English royal official and sheriff who served King Henry II of England. Henry's son King Richard I of England put him in charge...

5/10/2009 2/15/2013

William Wordsworth MP (1770 - 1850)

William Wordsworth (1770-1850) was an English poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, launched the Romantic Age in English literature with the joint publication of Lyrical Ballads in 1798. In 1802 he m...

2/2/2009 1/20/2013

Sir Henry Irving MP (1838 - 1905)

The actor. The first actor to be knighted. D.Litt. Dublin; D.Litt. Cambridge; LL.D Glasgow; born at Keinton, near Glastonbury; educated at Dr Pinches', George Yard, Lombard Street. Enterered the dramat...

7/21/2009 1/20/2013

Samuel Taylor Coleridge MP (1772 - 1834)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 21, 1772 – July 25, 1834) (pronounced [ˈkəʊlərɪdʒ]) was an English poet, critic, and philosopher who w...

6/19/2007 1/20/2013

Robert Blake (1598 – 17 August 1657) was one of the most important military commanders of the Commonwealth of England and one of the most famous English admirals of the 17th century. Blake is recogni...

3/25/2009 1/20/2013

Alfred the Great, king of The Anglo-Saxons MP (849 - 899)

"Alfred The Great", "King Alfred", "Ælfrēd "se Grēata"", "Englalandes Cyning;", "King of the Anglo-Saxons", "King of Wessex", "Alfred The Great King of England", "Alfred den store", "Alfred the big one", "Aelfred of Wessex", "Alfred the Great"

Alfred the Great (Old English: Ælfrēd[a], Ælfrǣd[b], "elf counsel" or "wise elf"; 849 – 26 October 899) was King of Wessex from 871 to 899. Alfred successfully defended his kingdom against the Viking...

2/2/2007 1/20/2013

King Arthur, Geoffrey of Monmouth Text MP (460 - 518)

"King Arthur Pendragon", "of the Round Table", "King Arthur"

Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Brittanniae, "history of the kings of Britain," contains one of the most comprehensive versions of the Arthurian legend; though it is no longer considered valuable...

6/23/2008 1/20/2013