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Bernard, Bruce Bonus (1928–2000), photographer and picture editor, was born on 21 March 1928 at 7 Shepherd's Hill, Highgate, London, the second of three sons and third of the five children (one of whom died in infancy) of Oliver Percy Bernard (1881–1939), stage designer and architect, and his second wife, ...

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(Robert) Laurence Binyon (1869–1943) by William Strang, 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Binyon, (Robert) Laurence (1869–1943), poet and art historian, was born on 10 August 1869 at 1 High Street, Lancaster, the second of the nine children of Frederick Binyon (1838–1900), vicar of Burton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire, and his wife, Mary (1839–1919), daughter of Robert Benson Dockray (1811–1871)...

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Chute, John (1701–1776), architect and connoisseur of the arts and literature, was born on 30 December 1701, the youngest in the family of five sons and five daughters of Edward Chute (1658–1722) of The Vyne, Sherborne, Hampshire, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of the lawyer ...

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Sir Sidney Colvin (1845–1927) by Alphonse Legros, 1893 © Copyright The British Museum

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Colvin, Sir Sidney (1845–1927), art and literary scholar and museum administrator, was born at Norwood, Surrey, on 18 June 1845, the youngest of the three children (all sons) who survived infancy of Bazett David Colvin (1805–1871), East India merchant, and his wife, Mary Steuart (1821–1902)...

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Pilkington, Matthew (1701–1774), satirist and art historian, was born in Ballyboy, King's county, the son of William Pilkington, a watchmaker. The father moved to Dublin in time for the boy's schooling, acquired rental properties in the eastern suburbs, and eventually (according to Laetitia Pilkington...

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Robertson, (Charles) Martin (1911–2004), archaeologist and poet, was born on 11 September 1911 at Jesmond Hill, Pangbourne, Berkshire, the elder son of Donald Struan Robertson (1885–1961), later regius professor of Greek at Cambridge University, and his wife, Petica Coursolles, née Jones (1883–1941), who hosted a literary salon. At the time of his birth his parents lived at ...