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Adams [née Bishop], Barbara Georgina (1945–2002), archaeologist and museum curator, was born on 19 February 1945 at Hammersmith Hospital, London, the only child of Charles Bishop, labourer, and his wife, Ellaline, née Cowdrey, cleaner, of 24 Lena Gardens, Hammersmith, London. She won a scholarship to ...

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Ashmole, Bernard (1894–1988), archaeologist and art historian, was born on 22 June 1894 in Ilford, Essex, the youngest in a family of two sons and three daughters of William Ashmole, auctioneer and estate agent, and his wife, Sarah Caroline Wharton, née Tiver. Both parents had strong literary and religious interests. He was educated at ...

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Clapham, Sir Alfred William (1883–1950), architectural historian and archaeologist, was born in Dalston, London, on 27 May 1883, the son of the Revd James Ernest Clapham, a Wesleyan minister, and his wife, Lucy Elizabeth Hutchinson. He was educated at Dulwich College and subsequently articled to the architect ...

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Fagg, Bernard Evelyn Buller (1915–1987), archaeologist and museum curator, was born on 8 December 1915 in Upper Norwood, London, the son of William Percy Fagg, antiquarian bookseller, and his wife, Lilian (née Buller). His brother was William Buller Fagg. He went to school at ...

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Fox, Sir Cyril Fred (1882–1967), archaeologist and museum director, was born at Chippenham, Wiltshire, on 16 December 1882, the first son of Charles Frederick Fox FSA, a bank official, and his wife, Henrietta Maria Paul, of Saffron Walden in Essex. His sister married ...

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Lamb, Winifred (1894–1963), archaeologist and museum curator, was born on 3 November 1894 at Holly Lodge, Campden Hill, London, the only child of Edmund George Lamb (1863–1925), landowner, colliery proprietor, and former Liberal MP for North Herefordshire (1906–10), and his wife, Mabel (1862–1941)...

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Megaw, Arthur Hubert Stanley [Peter] (1910–2006), architectural historian and archaeologist, was born on 20 July 1910 at Portobello House nursing home, South Richmond Street, Dublin, the second of the four sons of Arthur Stanley Megaw (d. 1961), solicitor, of Ternanage, Castle Park, Belfast...

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Middleton, John Henry (1846–1896), archaeologist and art historian, was born at York on 5 October 1846, the only surviving child of John Middleton (d. 1885), architect, of York, and Maria Margaret, his wife, daughter of James Pigott Pritchett, architect, of York, and his first wife, ...

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Mitford, Rupert Leo Scott Bruce- (1914–1994), archaeologist and art historian, was born on 14 June 1914 at 1 Deerhurst Road, Streatham, the youngest of the four sons of Charles Eustace Bruce-Mitford (1875–1919), journalist, geographer, and vulcanologist, and his wife, Beatrice Jean (1873–1956), elder daughter of ...

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Moorey, (Peter) Roger Stuart (1937–2004), archaeologist and museum curator, was born on 30 May 1937 at 64 Hazelwood Road, Bush Hill Park, Middlesex, the elder child of Stuart (Sam) Moorey (1906–1951), deputy head of Tottenham grammar school and a teacher of history and rugby, and his wife, ...

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Anna Bridget Plowden (1938–1997) by unknown photographer, 1985 [detail] photograph provided by Plowden & Smith Limited

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Plowden, Anna Bridget (1938–1997), archaeological conservator and restorer, was born on 18 June 1938 at 99 Cromwell Road, Kensington, the second of four children of Edwin Noel Auguste Plowden, Baron Plowden (1907–2001), and Bridget Horatia Plowden (née Richmond), Lady Plowden (1910–2000). Edwin Plowden...

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Pretty [née Dempster], Edith May (1883–1942), landowner and benefactor, was born on 1 August 1883 at Elland, near Halifax, Yorkshire, the second daughter of Robert Dempster (d. 1925), then a gas engineer employed in his father's company, and his wife, Elizabeth, ...

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Edith May Pretty (1883–1942) by unknown photographer, c.1939 © National Trust Images / Sutton Hoo

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Robertson, (Charles) Martin (1911–2004), archaeologist and poet, was born on 11 September 1911 at Jesmond Hill, Pangbourne, Berkshire, the elder son of Donald Struan Robertson (1885–1961), later regius professor of Greek at Cambridge University, and his wife, Petica Coursolles, née Jones (1883–1941), who hosted a literary salon. At the time of his birth his parents lived at ...

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Smith, Sir Cecil Harcourt- (1859–1944), archaeologist and museum director, was born at Staines, Middlesex, on 11 September 1859, the second son of William Smith, solicitor, and his wife, Harriet, daughter of Frederic Harcourt, of Ipswich. He was a scholar of Winchester College (1873–8), but did not proceed to a university, and in 1879 he joined the department of Greek and Roman antiquities in the ...

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Strong [née Sellers], Eugénie (1860–1943), archaeologist and art historian, was born in London on 25 March 1860, the elder daughter of Frederick William Sellers (d. 1877), a wineseller, and his wife, Anna Oates (d. 1871). Her maternal great-grandfather was the ...

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Toynbee, Jocelyn Mary Catherine (1897–1985), archaeologist and art historian, was born at 12 Upper Westbourne Terrace, Paddington, London, on 3 March 1897, the daughter of Harry Valpy Toynbee (1861–1941), secretary of the Charity Organization Society, and his wife Sarah Edith, née Marshall (1859–1939)...

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Willett, Frank (1925–2006), museum director, archaeologist, and art historian, was born on 18 August 1925 at 60 Clarendon Street, Bolton, Lancashire, the only child of Thomas Willett (d. 1965), car salesman and later printer, and his wife, Frances, née Latham. He was educated at ...