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Alfred Hyman Louis (1829–1915) by Histed © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Louis, Alfred Hyman (1829–1915), scholar and visionary vagrant, was born in 1829 in Birmingham, the eldest son of Hyman Tobias (or Tobar) Louis, a well-to-do merchant, and his wife, Maria. At fifteen he entered King Edward's School, Birmingham, where he began long friendships with ...

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(Beatrice) Venetia Stanley (1887–1948) by unknown photographer, c. 1914 © reserved

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Stanley [married name Montagu], (Beatrice) Venetia (1887–1948), prime minister's confidante, was born at Easthorpe, Malton, North Riding of Yorkshire, on 22 August 1887, the youngest of the seven children to survive to adulthood of Edward Lyulph Stanley (1839–1925), educationist, who succeeded as ...