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Lucas, Sir Charles Prestwood (1853–1931), civil servant, historian, and geographer, was born at Glanyrafon, Crickhowell, Brecknockshire, on 7 August 1853. He was the fourth and youngest son of Henry John Lucas MD, of Glanyrafon and his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of George Bevan, vicar of ...

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Mackinder, Sir Halford John (1861–1947), geographer and politician, was born at Elswitha Hall, Clask Gate Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, on 15 February 1861, the eldest among the six children of Draper Mackinder (1818–1912), medical doctor, and Fanny Anne (1831–1905), daughter of Halford Wotton Hewitt...