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Bradlaugh, Charles (1833–1891), politician and freethinker, was born on 26 September 1833 at home at 31 Bacchus Walk, Hoxton, London, the eldest of seven children born to Charles Bradlaugh, a solicitor's clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Trimby, a former nursemaid. He was baptized at ...

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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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Morris, William (1834–1896), designer, author, and visionary socialist, was born at Elm House, Walthamstow, on 24 March 1834, eldest surviving son and fourth of the ten children of William Morris (1797–1847), financier in the City of London, and his wife, Emma (1805–1894), daughter of ...

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O'Connor [formerly Conner; afterwards Condorcet-O'Connor], Arthur (1763–1852), Irish nationalist and political theorist, was born on 4 July 1763 at Connorville, near Bandon in co. Cork, the second youngest of nine children, four daughters and five sons, of Roger Conner (d. 1798)...

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O'Connor, Feargus Edward (1796?–1855), Chartist leader, son of Roger O'Connor (1762–1834) and his second wife, Wilhelmina Bowen, of Connorville in the parish of Kinneigh, co. Cork, was born at Connorville, probably on 18 July 1796. Arthur O'Connor was his uncle.

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Powell, (John) Enoch (1912–1998), politician, was born on 16 June 1912 in Flaxley Lane, Stetchford, Birmingham, the only child of Albert Enoch Powell (1872–1956), schoolmaster, and his wife, Ellen Mary (1886–1953), daughter of Henry Breese, a policeman, of Liverpool, and his wife, Eliza...

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Russell [née Stanley], Katharine Louisa [Kate], Viscountess Amberley (1842–1874), radical and suffragist, was born on 3 March 1842 at Alderley Park, Cheshire, into the strong-minded and eccentric family of the Stanleys of Alderley. She was the fifth daughter and eighth child in the family of seven girls and three boys of ...

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Wintringham, Thomas Henry [Tom] (1898–1949), socialist activist and military theorist, was born on 15 May 1898 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, the third child of John Fildes Wintringham (1866–1940), a solicitor, and his wife, Eliza Mapson Workman (1868–1937). Both his parents' families were nonconformist in religion and in politics, and Gladstonian Liberalism was to prove a lasting influence. Educated at ...