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T. F. Henderson

revised by David Lammey

Burgh, Walter Hussey (1742–1783), politician and orator, was the son of Ignatius Hussey, barrister, of Donore, co. Kildare, and his wife, Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Burgh of Oldtown in the same county. He was born in co. Kildare on 23 August 1742. After attending the school of a ...

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Walter Hussey Burgh (1742–1783) by Hugh Douglas Hamilton by courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

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Festival of Britain (act. 1948–1951), were the planners, architects, and designers responsible for the Festival of Britain—a celebration of British culture and industry held across the United Kingdom between May and October 1951. Seven sites were government-sponsored, of which the principal was the ...

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Gordon Goodwin

revised by Philip Carter

Jeacocke, Caleb (1705/6–1786), orator, was born in London, where he was apprenticed to a baker and opened his own shop on the High Street in the St Giles-in-the-Fields area of the city. A diligent businessman with a flair for figures, he was elected to the ...

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Montalembert, Charles-René-Forbes de, comte de Montalembert in the French nobility (1810–1870), politician, orator, and writer, was born in Upper Brook Street, London, on 15 April 1810 (The Times, 17 April 1810) and baptized at Stanmore, Middlesex, on 29 May 1810. His father, ...