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Purchas, Samuel (bap. 1577, d. 1626), geographical editor and compiler and Church of England clergyman, was baptized on 20 November 1577 at Thaxted, Essex, the sixth of the ten children of George Purcas (c.1549–1625), who was in the cloth trade, and his wife, ...

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Samuel Purchas (bap. 1577, d. 1626) by unknown engraver, pubd 1624 © Copyright The British Museum

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Younghusband, Sir Francis Edward (1863–1942), explorer, geographer, and mystic, was born on 31 May 1863 at Murree, India, the fourth of the five children of Major (later Major-General) John William Younghusband and his wife, Clara Jane, daughter of Robert Grant Shaw; he had two brothers and two sisters. He was educated at ...

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Sir Francis Edward Younghusband (1863–1942) by Sir William Quiller Orchardson, 1906 © National Portrait Gallery, London