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Besant, Sir Walter (1836–1901), writer and campaigner for authors' rights, was born on 14 August 1836 at 3 St George's Square, Portsea, the fifth child and third son in a family of six sons and four daughters of William Besant (1800–1879), a wine merchant of ...

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Blake, (Robert) Andrew (1963–2002), medical research campaigner, was born on 22 March 1963 at Nash Farm, Common Road, Kensworth, Bedfordshire, the son of Robert Blake, farmer, and his wife, Barbara Elizabeth, née Preston. He was educated at St George's preparatory school, Dunstable, and ...

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FitzHerbert, Luke Jos (1937–2007), charity campaigner and social activist, was born Luke Joseph FitzHerbert on 28 October 1937 at 15 Lower Hatch Street, Dublin, the younger son of Captain Henry Charles Hugh (Harry) FitzHerbert (d. 1945), army officer, and later stockbroker, and his wife, ...

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See Horsley, (George) Nicholas Seward

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Keynes [née Brown], Florence Ada (1861–1958), social and political activist, was born on 10 March 1861 at 76 Elizabeth Street, Cheetham, Manchester, the eldest of the three daughters and three sons of Dr John Brown (1830–1922), Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Ada Haydon, ...

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Large, Sir Peter (1931–2005), civil servant and campaigner for the rights of disabled people, was born on 16 October 1931 at 100 Hawkeys Lane, Tynemouth, the son of Rosslyn Victor Large (d. 1955), bank clerk, later a principal at the Bank of England...

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Sir Peter Large (1931–2005) by unknown photographer © Lady Sheenagh Large

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See Linklater, Eric Robert Russell

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Ludlow, John Malcolm Forbes (1821–1911), lawyer and social activist, was born in Neemuch, India, on 8 March 1821, the youngest in the family of two sons and three daughters of Lieutenant-Colonel John Ludlow of the East India Company, and his wife, Maria Jane...