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Dawson, (Henry) Christopher (1889–1970), cultural historian, was born on 12 October 1889 at Hay, Brecknockshire, the only son and younger child of Colonel Henry Philip Dawson (1850–1933), a Yorkshire landowner, and his wife, Mary Louisa, the eldest daughter of Archdeacon William Latham Bevan...

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Hywel Teifi Edwards (1934–2010) by Brian Davies, 2010 © Brian Davies

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Edwards, Hywel Teifi (1934–2010), literary scholar and cultural historian, was born at Minawel, in the tiny seaside village of Llanddewi Aberarth, Cardiganshire, on 15 October 1934, the second child in the family of four children of John Daniel Edwards (1905–1991), carpenter, and his wife, ...

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Gimpel, Jean Victor (1918–1996), cultural historian and historian of medieval technology, was born in Paris on 10 October 1918. Of Jewish descent, he was the third son of René Gimpel (d. 1944), a leading art dealer and friend of Renoir and Proust...

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Hall, Stuart McPhail (1932–2014), cultural theorist and political commentator, was born on 3 February 1932 in Kingston, Jamaica, the son of Herman McPhail Hall, accountant, and his wife, Jessie. He was of mixed African, Scottish, and Portuguese descent. He had a brother and sister, both of whom were older than him....

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Stuart McPhail Hall (1932–2014), by Dawoud Bey, 1998

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Lindsay, (John) Maurice (1918–2009), poet, editor, and cultural historian, was born at 8 Lynedoch Place, Glasgow, on 21 July 1918, the son of Matthew Lindsay and his wife, Eileen Frances, née Brock. He was born into a relatively wealthy family: his father was an insurance company manager and local secretary of the city's ...

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Williams, Sir Glanmor (1920–2005), historian, was born on 5 May 1920 at 3 Cross Francis Street, Dowlais, Glamorgan, the only son of Daniel Williams (d. 1957), a haulier in a coalmine, later a clerk, and his wife, Ceinwen, née Evans (d...