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Aldred, Guy Alfred (1886–1963), anarchist and political propagandist, was born on 5 November 1886 at 24 Corporation Buildings, Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, the son of Arthur Alfred Aldred (b. 1864/5), a dramatist, and his wife, Ada Caroline Holdsworth (b. 1866/7). His father had deserted his family by 1892, and he was brought up by his mother, a parasol maker; his maternal grandfather, ...

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Du Moulin, Pierre (d. 1676), political propagandist, was born in Dunois, France, the son of Cyrus Du Moulin (b. 1608), a Reformed church minister, and his wife, Marie de Marbois or Marbais. He came from a family of distinguished Huguenot scholars, which included his grandfather, ...

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Elder, John [Jhone Eldar] (fl. 1533–1565), cartographer and propagandist, was a native of Caithness—a ‘redshank’, as he styled himself. He was educated on Skye and Lewis before continuing his studies at the universities of St Andrews (where he matriculated in 1533), Aberdeen...

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Ford, Isabella Ormston (1855–1924), socialist propagandist and suffragist, was born on 23 May 1855 at St John's Hill, Clarendon Road, Headingley, Leeds, the eighth and youngest child of Robert Lawson Ford (1809–1878), solicitor and landowner, and his wife, Hannah (1814–1886), the daughter of ...

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Philip Gould, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011) by Richard Watt, pubd 2011 © Richard Watt / Telegraph Media Group Limited 2014

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Gould, Philip, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011), political strategist, was born in Wallington, Sutton, Surrey, on 30 March 1950, the son of Wilfred Caleb Gould (1913–1992), a primary school head teacher, and his wife, Fennigien Anna, née de Jager (1917–1972). He had a younger sister, ...

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Henrisoun, James (d. before 1570), merchant and propagandist, was apparently a native of Edinburgh and by 1527 owned land on the south side of the High Street. He made his living principally by trading to the Low Countries, where he bought military supplies for the crown. In this he co-operated with ...

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Hollis, Thomas (1720–1774), political propagandist, was born in London on 14 April 1720, the only child of Thomas Hollis (d. 1735) and the daughter of a Mr Scott of Wolverhampton, in whose household he lived until he was four or five years old. His great-great-grandfather had been a Baptist whitesmith in ...

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Hornby, Charles (bap. 1670?, d. 1739), political pamphleteer and public servant, was probably baptized at St Mary the Virgin, Eton, Buckinghamshire, on 14 October 1670, the eldest of the three surviving children of the Yorkshire-born Joseph Hornby (1646/7–1718), an attorney of Furnivall's Inn...

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Joyce, William Brooke [known as Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946), fascist and propaganda broadcaster, was born on 24 April 1906 at 1377 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, the first of three sons of Michael Francis Joyce (1869/70–1941), builder and contractor, originally of co. Mayo, Ireland...