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Broadhurst, Mary Adelaide (1860–1928), agricultural reformer and radical, was born at Chorlton upon Medlock, Lancashire, on 23 May 1860, the second daughter of William Broadhurst, bookkeeper for a bank, accountant, and city councillor in Manchester, and his wife, Maria, née Hutchinson. She gained an MA degree at ...

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Courtauld, Katherine Mina (1856–1935), farmer and agriculturist, was born at High Garrett, Bocking, Essex, on 13 July 1856, the eldest daughter of George Courtauld (1830–1920), crape manufacturer, and his wife, Mina, née Bromley (1832–1859). She had one brother, George...

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William Robert Fitzgerald, second duke of Leinster (1749–1804) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1774 photograph by courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Fitzgerald, William Robert, second duke of Leinster (1749–1804), landowner and political reformer, was born on 12 March 1749 at Arlington Place, Piccadilly, London, the second of nineteen children of James Fitzgerald, first duke of Leinster (1722–1773), politician, and his wife, Lady Emily Mary Lennox (1731–1814)...

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Mason, Joseph (b. 1799?), farm labourer and radical, lived in the Hampshire village of Bullington, approximately 7 miles north of Winchester. Little is known about Joseph Mason or his brother Robert Mason (b. 1806?) but briefly in 1830–31 they came to public notice as participants in the ...

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Wilson, Benjamin (1824–1897), Chartist and horticulturist, was born on 7 August 1824 at Skircoat Green, Halifax. Of humble parentage, he never attended day school, but learned to read at the Wesleyan Sunday school in the village of Skircoat Green, an early centre of both Methodism and radicalism. His autobiography ...