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Boyce, (Nora Elisabeth) Mary (1920–2006), scholar of Zoroastrianism, was born on 2 August 1920 in Darjeeling, India, where her parents were resting. Her father, William H. Boyce, was a judge in the Calcutta high court. Her mother, Nora, née Gardiner, was a granddaughter of the historian ...

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James, Edwin Oliver (1888–1972), historian of religions and anthropologist, was born at 53 Kelly Street, Kentish Town, London, on 30 March 1888, the only child of William James, a retired draper, and his wife, Sophia Mary, née Bowtell. He was educated at University College School, London...