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Brazil, Angela (1868–1947), children's writer, was born at 1 West Cliff, Preston, Lancashire, on 30 November 1868, the younger daughter and fourth child of Clarence Brazil (1831–1899) and his wife, Angelica McKinnell (1835/6–1915). The Brazils were of Irish descent and Angela was proud of her ‘Celtic’ ancestry, but with her dark hair and eyes she resembled in appearance her half-Spanish mother. ...

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Brenan, Edward FitzGerald [Gerald] (1894–1987), writer and Hispanic scholar, was born on 7 April 1894 at Sliema, Malta, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Hugh Brenan, subaltern in the Royal Irish Rifles, and his wife, Helen, daughter of Sir Ogilvie Graham...

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Entwistle, William James (1895–1952), Spanish scholar, was born on 7 December 1895 at Cheng Yang Kuan, the eldest of the four children of William Edmund Entwistle and his wife, Jessie Ann Buchan, both missionaries in China. Entwistle was taught by his father and at the ...

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Kelly, James Fitzmaurice- (1857–1923), historian of Spanish literature, was born in Glasgow on 20 June 1857, the eldest son of Colonel Thomas Kelly, then of the 40th foot but formerly of the Egyptian police, and his wife, Catherine, née Fitzmaurice. As he was a Roman Catholic and three-parts Irish, he can be said to have inherited sociability, wit, and feelings of sympathy with ...

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Sloman, Sir Albert Edward (1921–2012), Hispanic scholar and university administrator, was born on 14 February 1921 at Canworthy, Warbstow, Launceston, Cornwall, the youngest child in the family of three sons and one daughter of Albert Sloman (1887–1969), farmer, and his wife, Lily Fanny, ...