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Manning, Thomas Henry (1911–1998), Arctic explorer and zoologist, was born at Shrublands, Dallington, Northamptonshire, on 22 December 1911, the only child of Thomas Edgar Manning (1884–1975), brewer and county cricketer, and his wife, Dorothy Frances Randall (1886–1968). Educated at Harrow School from 1925 to 1930, he entered ...

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Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912) by Herbert George Ponting, 1911 © Popperfoto; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Scott, Robert Falcon [known as Scott of the Antarctic] (1868–1912), naval officer and Antarctic explorer, was born on 6 June 1868 at Outlands, Milehouse, near Stoke Damerel, Devonport, the third of the six children of John Edward Scott (1830–1897), a brewer, and his wife, ...

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Taylor, (Thomas) Griffith (1880–1963), geographer and explorer, was born on 1 December 1880 at 9 Greenleaf Lane, Walthamstow, Essex, the first of the five children of James Taylor (1849–1927), metallurgical chemist, and his wife, Lily Agnes, daughter of Thomas Griffiths, accountant, and his wife, ...