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Cudlipp, Hubert Kinsman [Hugh], Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998), journalist and publishing executive, was born at 118 Lisvane Street, Cardiff, on 28 August 1913, the youngest son in the family of three sons and one daughter of William Christopher Cudlipp, commercial traveller for a provision merchant, and his wife, ...

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Hirst, Francis Wrigley (1873–1953), journalist and writer, was born on 10 June 1873 at Dalton Lodge, near Huddersfield, the third of the five children of Alfred Hirst (d. 1913), woolstapler, and his wife, Mary Wrigley (d. 1932) of Huddersfield. Brought up within a strong tradition of nonconformity and Liberalism, he was educated at ...

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Hornby, Albert Sydney [nicknamed Ash] (1898–1978), grammarian and lexicographer, was born on 10 August 1898 at Melville Cottage, Garden Lane, Chester, the eldest of the four children of Joseph Sidney Hornby (1871–1940), publisher's agent, and his wife, Margaret Ann Kitchen (1872–1966). Joseph...

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Lovett, William (1800–1877), Chartist and radical, was born in Newlyn, Cornwall, on 8 May 1800, the son of William Lovett, captain of a small trading vessel and a native of Hull, who was drowned before Lovett's birth. His mother, Kezia (née Green) (...

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Spencer, Herbert (1820–1903), philosopher, social theorist, and sociologist, was born at 12 Exeter Road, Derby, on 27 April 1820. He was the eldest son of (William) George Spencer (bap. 1790, d. 1866), the proprietor and headmaster of a small private school, and his wife, ...