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Arneway, John (1599/1600–c. 1653), polemicist, was the third surviving son of John Arneway (d. 1622), yeoman of Peplow, Hodnet, Shropshire, and Dorothy (fl. 1599–1621), probably née Hinstocke. He had one elder sister who survived until adulthood. In 1618, aged eighteen, he matriculated at ...

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Askew, Egeon (1575/6–1637), Church of England clergyman, was a native of Lancashire. His family originated from Mulcaster, Cumberland, and lived subsequently at Kirby Ireleth, Lancashire, where Thomas Askew, probably Egeon's younger brother, was instituted vicar in 1606. Having matriculated from Queen's College, Oxford...

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Joseph Barker (1806–1875) by John Cochran, pubd 1880 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barker, Joseph (1806–1875), Methodist minister and politico-religious controversialist, was born on 11 May 1806 at Bramley, near Leeds. His ancestors, originally of Keighley, had been settled in this area for several generations as farmers and manufacturers. The identity of his parents has not been discovered, though it is known that his father was employed in woollen manufacture and served for some time in the militia, and that ...

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Crowley, Thomas [pseud. Amor Patriae] (c. 1713–1787), religious controversialist and political writer, of whose date and place of birth details are unknown, appears to have been connected to those Crowleys who pioneered the iron industry of the west midlands. In any event he turned up in ...

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Czira [née Gifford], Sidney [pseud. John Brennan] (1889–1974), journalist and Irish republican activist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 3 August 1889, the youngest daughter and youngest of the twelve children (six boys and six girls) of ...

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Fisher, Edward (b. 1611/12, d. in or after 1656), political and religious controversialist, was the eldest son of Sir Edward Fisher (d. 1654), knight, of Mickleton, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Maria (d. 1642), daughter of Sir Thomas Challoner. On 25 August 1627, aged fifteen, he was admitted to ...

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Frost, Thomas (1821–1908), radical writer, was born at Croydon, Surrey, on 16 December 1821, the son (he had two sisters and a brother) of William Frost (1785/6–1872), a tailor who read Cobbett's Register and took part in the Reform Bill agitation, and his wife, ...

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Fuller, William (1670–1733), government agent and controversialist, was born, according to his own account, on 20 September 1670 at Milton, near Sittingbourne, Kent, the son of Robert Fuller, a substantial local grazier, who died only a few months later, and his wife, Catherine (...

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Christopher Eric Hitchens (1949–2011) by John Dempsie, 1978 ©John Dempsie; Associated News / Rex