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H. M. Stephens

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Church, Sir Richard (1784–1873), soldier and philhellene, was born in Cork, the second son of Matthew Church of Cork, and Anne, daughter of John Dearman, of Braithwaite in Yorkshire. His father and mother were both members of the Society of Friends. Bent on a military career, ...


Knox, (Alfred) Dillwyn (1884–1943), classical scholar and cryptographer, was born on 23 July 1884 in Oxford, the fourth of six children (four sons and two daughters) of the Revd Edmund Arbuthnott Knox (1847–1937), a tutor at Merton College (later bishop of Manchester), and his first wife, ...