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Appiah [née Cripps], Enid Margaret [Peggy] (1921–2006), anthologist and charity worker, was born on 21 May 1921 at Filkins, Gloucestershire, the youngest child in the family of three daughters and one son of Sir (Richard) Stafford Cripps (1889–1952), barrister and politician, and his wife, ...

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Enid Margaret Appiah (1921–2006) by Terry Fincher, 1955 Getty Images

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Beadle, Jeremy James Anthony Gibson (1948–2008), broadcaster and author, was born at 262 Victoria Park Road, Hackney, London, on 12 April 1948, the son of Marjorie (Marji) Beadle (1921–2004), of 25 St George's Road, Leyton, a clerk for a boxing promoter. His father was a married ...

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Cooper [née Price], Elizabeth (b. in or before 1698, d. 1761?), playwright and anthologist, was the daughter of Aubrey Price (d. 1698) and his wife, Bridget Claypoole (c.1674–1738), daughter of John Claypoole, Oliver Cromwell's son-in-law and master of horse, and his second wife. Both her mother and grandmother were unfortunate in choosing the men in whom they placed their trust: though ...

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Cotgrave, John (bap. 1611?, d. in or after 1655), anthologist, may have been the 'John sonne of Randolph Cotgrave' who was baptized on 2 April 1611 at St Gregory by St Paul's, London (GL, MS 10231, fol. 50). If so, his father was probably ...

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Couch, Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller- [pseud. Q] (1863–1944), writer and anthologist, was born on 21 November 1863 at Poul Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, the eldest of the five children of Thomas Quiller Couch (1826–1884), physician, and his wife, Mary (d. 1901), daughter of ...

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Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller- Couch (1863–1944) by Sir William Nicholson, 1934 Collection Jesus College, Cambridge

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Davison, Francis (1573/4–1613x19), poet and anthologist, was the eldest, or eldest surviving, son of William Davison (d. 1608), secretary of state, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of Francis Spelman (who was the nephew of Sir John Spelman (1495?–1544)) and his wife, Mary...

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Dillingham, William (c. 1617–1689), Latin poet and anthologist, was the eldest of the three sons of Thomas Dillingham (d. 1647), rector of Barnwell All Saints, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Dorothy. On 22 April 1636 he was admitted sizar of the puritan foundation of ...

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Donaldson, (Charles) William [Willie] [pseud. Henry Root] (1935–2005), writer and impresario, was born in Sunningdale, Berkshire, on 4 January 1935, the son of Charles Glen Donaldson (1904–1956), shipowner, and his wife, Elizabeth (Betty), née Stockley (d. 1955). His father was co-chairman of the ...