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Abbott, George (1604–1649), writer and politician, was born in 1604 and baptized on 13 March at St Mary Bishophill Junior, York, the son of George Abbott (d. 1607) of York and Joan, the daughter of Aleyn Penkeston. Both Abbott's father and grandfather ...

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Addison, Joseph (1672–1719), writer and politician, was born on 1 May 1672 at the rectory, Milston, a hamlet north of Amesbury in Wiltshire, the son of Lancelot Addison (1632–1703) and his wife, Jane, née Gulston (c.1635?–1684). His father was at that time vicar of ...

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Charles Freer Andrews (1871–1940) by Howard Coster, 1935 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Andrews, Charles Freer (1871–1940), author and campaigner for Indian independence, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 12 February 1871, the second son of John Edwin Andrews, minister in the Catholic Apostolic (or Irvingite) church, and his second wife, Mary Charlotte Cartwright (1840–1914)...

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Barnes, Leonard John (1895–1977), writer and campaigner against colonialism, was born on 21 July 1895 in London, the only son of John Albert Barnes, a senior Colonial Office civil servant, and his wife, Kate Oakeshott. He attended Colet Court preparatory school and then ...

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Baynes, Roger (1546–1623), author and administrator, was the son of Hugh Baynes of Shrewsbury. In his will he mentions a brother who married in Spain and two brothers living in England. He was admitted to the Middle Temple on 24 November 1565. There is no record of his call but after becoming a Roman Catholic he left ...

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Becon, Richard (fl. 1567–1611), author and administrator, is of unknown parents but is said to have descended from a Suffolk family. If this is so, then he and his family would appear to have eluded the heralds in 1561—unless, that is, they failed to attract their attention. He entered ...

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Bethell, Nicholas William, fourth Baron Bethell (1938–2007), politician and writer, was born on 19 July 1938 at 7 Herbert Crescent, Chelsea, London, the son of William Gladstone Bethell (1904–1964), stockbroker, and his wife, Ann Margaret Frances, née Barlow (1919–1996). His grandfather John Henry Bethell...

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Bicheno, James Ebenezer (1785–1851), author and colonial official, was born on 25 January 1785 at Newbury, Berkshire, the only surviving son of James Bicheno (d. 1831), a well-to-do Baptist minister and schoolmaster at Newbury, who wrote politico-theological works, and his wife, Ann...

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Eric Arthur Blair [George Orwell] (1903–1950) by Felix H. Man, c. 1947 © Estate of Felix H. Man / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blair, Eric Arthur [pseud. George Orwell] (1903–1950), political writer and essayist, was born in Motihari, Bengal, India, on 25 June 1903, the only son of Richard Walmesley Blair (1857–1938), a sub-deputy opium agent in the government of Bengal, and his wife, Ida Mabel Limouzin (1875–1943)...

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Bourinot, Sir John George (1836–1902), author and civil servant in Canada, was born on 24 October 1836 at The Esplanade, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the eldest of the eleven children of John Bourinot (1814–1884), a merchant and member of the house of assembly...

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Sir John Bowring (1792–1872) by John King, 1826 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bowring, Sir John (1792–1872), politician, diplomatist, and writer, was born on 17 October 1792 at Larkbeare (also known as Great Larkbeare), Holloway Street, Exeter, Devon, the eldest son and second of the nine children of Charles Bowring (1769–1856), a wool merchant, and his wife, ...

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Buchan, John, first Baron Tweedsmuir (1875–1940), author, publisher, and governor-general of Canada, was born at Perth on 26 August 1875, the eldest child in the family of four sons and one surviving daughter of John Buchan (1847–1911), Free Church of Scotland minister, and his wife, ...

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John Buchan, first Baron Tweedsmuir (1875–1940) by Thomas John Clapperton, 1935 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Childers, (Robert) Erskine (1870–1922), author and politician, was born in London on 25 June 1870, the second son of Robert Caesar Childers (1838–1876), a distinguished orientalist, and his wife, Anna Mary Henrietta (d. 1883), daughter of Thomas Johnston Barton of Glendalough House, co. Wicklow...

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Clark, Abraham (1726–1794), author and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 15 February 1726 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, the son of Thomas Clark, farmer and alderman, and his wife, Hannah Winans. A resident of Elizabethtown his entire life, in 1749 Clark married ...

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Crawfurd, (John) Oswald Frederick [pseud. John Dangerfield] (1834–1909), writer and diplomatist, born in Wilton Crescent, London, on 18 March 1834, was the son of John Crawfurd (1783–1868), diplomatist, and his wife, Anne Horatia (d. 1855), daughter of James Perry, editor of the ...

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Curtis, Lionel George (1872–1955), writer and public servant, was born at The Outwoods, near Derby, on 7 March 1872, the youngest of four children of the Revd George James Curtis (d. 1904), rector of Coddington church, Ledbury, Herefordshire, and his wife, Frances (...