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Aldred, Guy Alfred (1886–1963), anarchist and political propagandist, was born on 5 November 1886 at 24 Corporation Buildings, Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, the son of Arthur Alfred Aldred (b. 1864/5), a dramatist, and his wife, Ada Caroline Holdsworth (b. 1866/7). His father had deserted his family by 1892, and he was brought up by his mother, a parasol maker; his maternal grandfather, ...

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Du Moulin, Pierre (d. 1676), political propagandist, was born in Dunois, France, the son of Cyrus Du Moulin (b. 1608), a Reformed church minister, and his wife, Marie de Marbois or Marbais. He came from a family of distinguished Huguenot scholars, which included his grandfather, ...

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Elder, John [Jhone Eldar] (fl. 1533–1565), cartographer and propagandist, was a native of Caithness—a ‘redshank’, as he styled himself. He was educated on Skye and Lewis before continuing his studies at the universities of St Andrews (where he matriculated in 1533), Aberdeen...

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Gould, Philip, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011), political strategist, was born in Wallington, Sutton, Surrey, on 30 March 1950, the son of Wilfred Caleb Gould (1913–1992), a primary school head teacher, and his wife, Fennigien Anna, née de Jager (1917–1972). He had a younger sister, ...

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Philip Gould, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011) by Richard Watt, pubd 2011 © Richard Watt / Telegraph Media Group Limited 2014

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Henrisoun, James (d. before 1570), merchant and propagandist, was apparently a native of Edinburgh and by 1527 owned land on the south side of the High Street. He made his living principally by trading to the Low Countries, where he bought military supplies for the crown. In this he co-operated with ...

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Hollis, Thomas (1720–1774), political propagandist, was born in London on 14 April 1720, the only child of Thomas Hollis (d. 1735) and the daughter of a Mr Scott of Wolverhampton, in whose household he lived until he was four or five years old. His great-great-grandfather had been a Baptist whitesmith in ...

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Hornby, Charles (bap. 1670?, d. 1739), political pamphleteer and public servant, was probably baptized at St Mary the Virgin, Eton, Buckinghamshire, on 14 October 1670, the eldest of the three surviving children of the Yorkshire-born Joseph Hornby (1646/7–1718), an attorney of Furnivall's Inn...

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William Brooke Joyce [Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946) by unknown photographer, c. 1942 Getty Images

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Joyce, William Brooke [known as Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946), fascist and propaganda broadcaster, was born on 24 April 1906 at 1377 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, the first of three sons of Michael Francis Joyce (1869/70–1941), builder and contractor, originally of co. Mayo, Ireland...

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Percy, Alan Ian, eighth duke of Northumberland (1880–1930), politician and propagandist, was born on 17 April 1880 in London, the seventh of the thirteen children and fourth of the seven sons of Henry George Percy, Earl Percy (1846–1918), from 1899 seventh duke of Northumberland...

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Petyt [Petit], William (1640/41–1707), lawyer and political propagandist, was born at Storiths, near Bolton Abbey, Skipton in Craven, Yorkshire, the son of William Petyt, a landowner and lawyer of Bolton Abbey and Barnard's Inn. He was educated at Skipton School and, according to the college's records, matriculated from ...

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Sayers [Sayer], James (1748–1823), caricaturist and political propagandist, was born at Yarmouth, Norfolk, in August 1748, the son of the master of a trading vessel. He was articled as a clerk in an attorney's office at Yarmouth, and became a member of the borough council. At this time he composed poetical satires in verse and drew caricatures. After inheriting a small fortune from his father, ...