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M. A. Bloomfield

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Ballinger, Sir John (1860–1933), librarian, was born in Pontnewynydd, Monmouthshire, on 12 May 1860, the younger son and second of four children of Henry Ballinger of Whitchurch, Herefordshire, a metallurgical engineer, and his wife, Jane Williams (1827–1896) of Llanrumney. His father died in 1866. He was educated at ...

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P. A. Landon

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Bankes, Sir John Eldon (1854–1946), judge, was born on 17 April 1854 in London, the eldest son of John Scott Bankes (1826–1896) of Soughton Hall, Flintshire, and his first wife, Annie (1829–1876), daughter of Sir John Jervis, chief justice of the common pleas. He was directly descended from ...

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Sir (Harold) Idris Bell (1879–1967) by Walter Stoneman, 1955 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bell, Sir (Harold) Idris (1879–1967), papyrologist and scholar of Welsh literature, was born on 2 October 1879 at Epworth, Lincolnshire, the son of Charles Christopher Bell (b. 1845), chemist, and his wife, Rachel Hughes (d. 1880). His father's family had been yeoman farmers in the north midlands and had marked literary leanings, his father not least; but the Welsh inheritance from his mother meant more to ...

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Boscawen, Sir Arthur Sackville Trevor Griffith- (1865–1946), politician, was born at Trevalyn Hall, Trefalun, Denbighshire, on 18 October 1865, the elder son of Captain Boscawen Trevor Griffith (1835–1904), who assumed the additional name Boscawen in 1875, and his wife, Helen Sophia (d...

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Arthur Charles Mainwaring Bowen (1922–1980) by unknown photographer © reserved; Arthritis Care

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Bowen, Arthur Charles Mainwaring (1922–1980), founder of the British Rheumatic Association, was born on 24 March 1922 at Pentre-bach, Pontyberem, near Carmarthen, the son of Arthur Pendragon Bowen (1887–1942), a timber and builder's merchant, and his wife, Edith Helena Stephenson (1895–1984). He was educated at ...

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Bowen, Euros (1904–1988), Church in Wales clergyman and Welsh-language poet, was born on 12 September 1904 at 112 High Street, Treorci, Rhondda, the second of the seven children of the Revd Thomas Bowen (1882–1948), a miner who had become a Congregational minister, and his wife, ...

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Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882–1966) self-portrait, 1908 [with a copper-plate printing press] © Alvin Langdon Coburn

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Coburn, Alvin Langdon (1882–1966), photographer and mystic, was born on 11 June 1882 at 134 East Springfield Street, Boston, Massachusetts, the only child of James Alvin Coburn (1849–1891), manufacturer of Coburn and Whitman shirts, and his wife, Fannie E. Howe (d. 1928)...

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Coombes, Bert Lewis [formerly Bertie Louis Coombs Griffiths] (1893–1974), coalminer and author, was born at 30 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, on 9 January 1893, the only child of James Coombs Griffiths, grocer, and his wife, Harriett Thompson, the family coming to use the surname ...

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Coppack, Thomas [Tom] (1895–1981), shipowner, was born on 14 August 1895, at East View, High Street, Connah's Quay, Flintshire, the fourth child and second son of Thomas Coppack (c.1867–1940), shipowner, of Connah's Quay, and Elizabeth Ann Butler (d. 1956) of ...

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Darby, Sir (Henry) Clifford (1909–1992), geographer, was born on 7 February 1909 at 3 Cross Street, Resolfen, a coalmining village in the upper Neath valley, Glamorgan, south Wales, the only child of Evan Darby, a pit mechanic and blacksmith, and his wife, Janet, ...

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Davies, Aneirin Talfan [Aneirin ap Talfan] (1909–1980), author and broadcaster, was born on 11 May 1909 at Islwyn, Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, the second of the four sons of William Talfan Davies (1873–1938), Calvinistic Methodist minister, and his wife, Alys, née Jones (1878–1948)...

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Alfred George Edwards (1848–1937) by Solomon Joseph Solomon, in or before 1924 reproduced by kind permission of the Principal, Fellows, and Scholars of Jesus College, Oxford

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A. S. Duncan-Jones

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Edwards, Alfred George (1848–1937), archbishop of Wales, was born on 2 November 1848 at The Bryn, a small manor house serving as the rectory of Llanymawddwy, a remote mountain parish in Merioneth. He was the youngest son of William Edwards (d. 1868)...

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Foster, Sir Idris Llewelyn (1911–1984), Welsh and Celtic scholar, was born on 23 July 1911 at Carneddi, Bethesda, Caernarvonshire, the elder child and elder son of Harold Llewelyn Foster, of Bethesda, and his wife, Anne Jane Roberts, both shopkeepers. He was educated at ...

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Gittins, Charles Edward (1908–1970), educational administrator, was born on 24 January 1908 at Rhostyllen, Esclusham, Wrexham, Denbighshire, the son of Charles Thomas Gittins, a colliery engine fitter, and his wife, Susannah Frances Rabbitt. He was educated initially at Bersham boys' council school and ...

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Gladstone, Henry Neville, Baron Gladstone of Hawarden (1852–1935), businessman and financier, was born on 2 April 1852 at 6 Carlton Gardens, London, the third son and seventh child of William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898), the prime minister, and his wife, Catherine Gladstone, née Glynne (1812–1900)...