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Creighton [née von Glehn], Louise Hume (1850–1936), social activist and writer of popular history and biography, was born on 7 July 1850 at Peak Hill Lodge, Sydenham, on the outskirts of London, tenth child of Robert William von Glehn (1801–1885) and Agnes Duncan (...

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Fitzmaurice, Edmond George Petty- [known as Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice], Baron Fitzmaurice (1846–1935), politician and historian, was born on 19 June 1846 at Lansdowne House, Berkeley Square, London, the second son of Henry Thomas Petty-Fitzmaurice, earl of Shelburne, later fourth marquess of Lansdowne...

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Grote, George (1794–1871), historian and politician, was born on 17 November 1794 at Clay Hill, near Beckenham, Kent, the eldest of the eleven children of George Grote (1762–1830), banker, and Selina Mary Peckwell (1775–1845), daughter of the Revd Henry Peckwell and his wife, ...

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Hyde, Edward, first earl of Clarendon (1609–1674), politician and historian, was born on 18 February 1609 at Dinton, Wiltshire, and baptized there on 22 February, the sixth of the nine children of Henry Hyde (c.1563–1634), gentleman, and his wife, Mary (...

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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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Macaulay [née Sawbridge; other married name Graham], Catharine (1731–1791), historian and political polemicist, was born on 2 April 1731 at Olantigh in the parish of Wye, Kent, second daughter of John Sawbridge (1699–1762), landowner, and his second wife, Dorothy Wanley (1713–1733), daughter of ...

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Orme, Robert (1728–1801), historian of India and East India Company servant, was born on 25 December 1728 at Anjengo in Travancore, India. One of four children, he was the second son of Alexander Orme (d. 1736), chief of the settlement at Anjengo...

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Tawney, Richard Henry (1880–1962), historian and political thinker, was born on 30 November 1880 in Calcutta, the son of Charles Henry Tawney (1837–1922) and his wife, Constance Catherine Fox (d. 1920). His father was a notable Sanskrit scholar in the Indian education service...

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Walpole, Sir Spencer (1839–1907), historian and civil servant, born in Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, on 6 February 1839, was the elder son of Spencer Horatio Walpole (1806–1898), the politician, and his wife, Isabella (1801–1886), fourth daughter of Spencer Perceval, the prime minister. His younger brother, ...

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Warwick, Sir Philip (1609–1683), politician and historian, was born in the parish of St Margaret, Westminster, on 24 December 1609, and baptized the same day. He was the only son of Thomas Warwick (fl. 1580–1620), organist of Westminster Abbey and the Chapel Royal...

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Watson, Robert William Seton- (1879–1951), historian and political commentator, was born in London on 20 August 1879, the only child of William Livingstone Watson (d. 1903), a well-to-do Scottish merchant in Calcutta and London and a small landowner in Scotland, and his wife, ...