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Jones, Gwyn (1907–1999), writer and viking scholar, was born on 24 May 1907 in Queens Road, New Tredegar, Monmouthshire, the second child of George Henry Jones (1874–1970), miner, and his second wife, Lily Florence, née Nethercott (1877–1960), a midwife, and brought up at ...


Slay, Desmond (1927–2004), Old Icelandic scholar, was born on 30 December 1927 at the Victoria Nursing Home, Thame, Oxfordshire, the son of Wilfred Charles Slay (1907–1987), outfitter's assistant, and his wife, Doris Elizabeth, née Walker (1904–1979). At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...


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Vigfússon, Guðbrandur (1827–1889), scholar of Icelandic literature, was born on 13 March 1827 in Galtardalur, Dalasýsla, western Iceland. He was the son of Vigfús Gíslason, of an old and respected Icelandic family, and Halldóra Gísladóttir. He was brought up by his foster-mother and great-aunt ...