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Thomas Jefferson Hogg (1792–1862) by R. Easton, 1857 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

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Hogg, Thomas Jefferson (1792–1862), biographer of Percy Bysshe Shelley, was born on 24 May 1792 at Norton near Stockton-on-Tees, co. Durham, the eldest of six children of John Hogg (1761–1823), a non-practising barrister and country gentleman, and his wife, Prudentia (c.1767–1838)...

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Pearson, (Edward) Hesketh Gibbons (1887–1964), actor and biographer, was born on 20 February 1887 in Hawford, Worcestershire, the second of the two sons and four children of Thomas Henry Gibbons Pearson (1853–1942), gentleman farmer, churchwarden, and amateur sportsman, and his second wife, Amy Mary Constance (1855–1934)...

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John Malcolm Rae (1931–2006) by Bassano, 1973 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rae, John Malcolm (1931–2006), headmaster and author, was born at 2 Rutford Road, Streatham, London, on 20 March 1931, the son of (Lawrence) John Rae, radiologist, and his wife, (Annie) Blodwen, née Williams. He was educated at Bishop's Stortford College and, after national service as a second lieutenant in the ...