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J. K. Laughton

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Colliber, Samuel (fl. 1718–1737), author, published in 1727 Columna rostrata, or, A Critical History of English Sea Affairs, a naval history largely concerned with the Dutch wars of the seventeenth century. The work was once thought to derive some value from the fact that ...

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Hennell, Sara Sophia (1812–1899), author, the seventh and penultimate child of James Hennell (1782–1816), traveller and partner in the mercantile firm of Fazy & Co. (Manchester), and Elizabeth Marshall (1778–1858), of Loughborough, Leicestershire, was born on 23 November 1812 at 2 St Thomas's Square, Hackney, Middlesex...

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Sara Sophia Hennell (1812–1899) by unknown photographer, c. 1850 Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

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Leon, Jack de (1902–1956), theatre manager and impresario, was born on 12 August 1902 at Colon, Panama, the second of eight children of Michael de Leon (1868–1914), merchant, and his wife, May Miriam Maduro (1881–1964). His love of drama developed from when he operated a puppet theatre as a child. In 1911 the family moved to ...

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Reynolds, Stephen Sydney (1881–1919), writer, was born on 16 May 1881 at 63 New Park Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, the first of the two children of Frank Reynolds (1855–1927), a businessman and farmer, and his first wife, Clara (1858–1891), daughter of George Cox, a butcher, and his wife, ...

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Stephen Sydney Reynolds (1881–1919) by unknown photographer © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Russell [née Stanley], Katharine Louisa [Kate], Viscountess Amberley (1842–1874), radical and suffragist, was born on 3 March 1842 at Alderley Park, Cheshire, into the strong-minded and eccentric family of the Stanleys of Alderley. She was the fifth daughter and eighth child in the family of seven girls and three boys of ...

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Katharine Louisa Russell, Viscountess Amberley (1842–1874) by George Howard, ninth earl of Carlisle, 1864 © reserved

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Sanderson, Thomas James Cobden- (1840–1922), bookbinder and printer, was born Thomas James Sanderson on 2 December 1840 at Alnwick, Northumberland, the only son of James Sanderson (c.1813–1895), a district surveyor of taxes, and his wife, Mary Ann Rutherford How (1800–1891). James Sanderson's...

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Thomas James Cobden- Sanderson (1840–1922) by Sir William Rothenstein, 1916 © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London / private collection