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Layard, Nina Frances (1853–1935), poet and archaeologist, was born on 20 August 1853 at Stratford Green, Essex, fourth child of Charles Clement Layard (1817–1895), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Sarah, née Somes (1817–1886). In childhood an avid egg and shell collector, she lived at ...

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Robertson, (Charles) Martin (1911–2004), archaeologist and poet, was born on 11 September 1911 at Jesmond Hill, Pangbourne, Berkshire, the elder son of Donald Struan Robertson (1885–1961), later regius professor of Greek at Cambridge University, and his wife, Petica Coursolles, née Jones (1883–1941), who hosted a literary salon. At the time of his birth his parents lived at ...

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Sandars, Nancy Katharine (1914–2015), prehistoric archaeologist and poet, was born on 29 June 1914 at the Manor House, Little Tew, Oxfordshire, the second daughter and youngest of three children of Lt Col. Edward Carew Sandars (1869–1944), an officer in the Royal Artillery...