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Mark Blaug (1927–2011) by unknown photographer, 1970s photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy


Blaug, Mark (1927–2011), economist and historian of economics, was born Norbert Blauaug on 3 April 1927 in The Hague, Netherlands, the second son of Berl Blauaug (later Bernard Blaug), raincoat manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah, née Toeman. His father had Austro-Hungarian nationality and his mother was English. They were a Jewish family but ...


Redfern, Percy (1875–1958), journalist and historian of the co-operative movement, was born in Leicester, the illegitimate son of a housekeeper. He was brought up by his father, Francis Redfern, who was an architect, and by his stepmother. The precise details of his background and early life are obscure but he was educated at various schools, including a dame-school, church school, and boarding-school in ...