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Brown, Michael Barratt (1918–2015), economist, educationist, and political activist, was born on 15 March 1918 at Holland House, Woodbrooke, Selly Oak, Birmingham, the eldest of four children of Alfred Barratt Brown (1887–1947), educationist, and his wife (Doris) Eileen, née Cockshott (...

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Browne, Felicia Mary (1904–1936), artist and political activist, was born at The Elms, Weston Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey, on 18 February 1904, the third daughter and the fourth of five children of Harold Browne (1875–1924), company director, who worked in his family's advertising agency, and his wife, ...

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Davison, George (1855–1930), photographer, political activist, and patron of the arts, was born in Kirkley, Suffolk, on 19 September 1855, the fourth child of William Davison (1816–1889), a shipwright and carpenter originally from Sunderland. His mother, Eliza, née Miller (1825–c.1900), supplemented the family income by taking in boarders, and his sisters ...

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Evans, Meredydd (Merȇd) (1919–2015), writer, broadcaster, and political activist, was born on 9 December 1919 at Top Pentre, Llanegryn, Merioneth, the youngest of eleven children of Richard Evans, motor driver, later quarryman, and his wife Charlotte, née Pugh. His Christian name was given on his birth certificate as ...

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Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur Gifford (1888–1955) by Sean O'Sullivan, 1933 © courtesy of the Artist's Estate; National Gallery of Ireland

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Gifford [married name Plunkett], Grace Evelyn Mary Vandeleur (1888–1955), artist and Irish nationalist, was born at 8 Temple Villas, Palmerston Road, Rathmines, Dublin, on 4 March 1888, one of the twelve children of Frederick Gifford (d. 1917), a solicitor, and his wife, ...

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Hopkins, John Victor Lindsay (Hoppy) (1937–2015), by Graham Keen, 1966

Terence Pepper Collection; © Graham Keen

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Hopkins, John Victor Lindsay [Hoppy] (1937–2015), photographer and cultural activist, was born on 15 August 1937 at Slough and District Maternity Home, the elder child and only son of Victor Henry Frederick Hopkins (1905–1972), mechanical and naval engineer, and his wife, ...

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Marqusee, Michael John (Mike) (1953–2015), writer and political activist, was born in New York City on 27 January 1953, the oldest of five children of John Edward Marqusee (1928–1999), real estate developer, art dealer, and publisher, and his wife ...

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Mee [née Brown; other married name Bartlett], Margaret Ursula (1909–1988), political activist and botanical artist, was born on 22 May 1909 at The Crest, White Hill, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, one of three daughters of George John Henderson Brown (d. 1938), insurance clerk, and his wife, ...

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(Estelle) Sylvia Pankhurst (1882–1960) by Bassano, 1927 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Pankhurst, (Estelle) Sylvia (1882–1960), political activist, writer, and artist, was born at 1 Drayton Gardens, Old Trafford, Manchester, on 5 May 1882, the second of five children of Dr Richard Marsden Pankhurst (1835/6–1898), a barrister, and his wife, Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928), the daughter of ...

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Wogan Philipps, second Baron Milford (1902–1993) by unknown photographer, 1930s [after being wounded in the Spanish Civil War] © reserved; estate of Rosamond Lehmann

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Philipps, Wogan, second Baron Milford (1902–1993), political activist and artist, was born at Manor House, High Street, Brentwood, Essex, on 25 February 1902, the eldest child in the family of five sons and one daughter of Laurence Richard Philipps, first Baron Milford (1874–1962)...

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Southgate, Walter Charles (1890–1986), political activist and co-founder of the National Museum of Labour History, was born on 8 May 1890 at 49 North (later Northiam) Street, South Hackney, London, one of seven children of William James Southgate (1854–1919), quill pen cutter, and his wife, ...

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Tutill, George (1817–1887), banner and regalia maker, was born on 16 April 1817 in Howden, Yorkshire, and baptized there on 19 April, the son of Thomas Tutill (1775/6–1860), corn miller, and his wife, Elizabeth Richardson (1789/90–1859), who is said to have been a regalia apron maker. He had at least one sister, ...