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Crankshaw, Edward (1909–1984), writer and commentator on Soviet affairs, was born on 3 January 1909 in London, the elder son (there were no daughters) of Arthur Crankshaw, later chief clerk to Old Street magistrates' court, and of his wife, Amy Bishop. He was small in stature and suffered from a weak chest, and the family soon moved out to ...

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Sarolea, Charles Louis-Camille (1870–1953), political writer and French scholar, was born on 25 October 1870 in Tongres (Tongeren) in eastern Belgium, one of the six sons of Jean-Pierre Sarolea, a doctor, and his wife, (Marie) Félicité Vrindts. He was to describe himself in 1912 as 'a Fleming by birth and a Dutchman by origin' (...

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Smith, John Prince- (1809–1874), political economist and translator in Germany, was born in London on 20 January 1809, the son of John Prince Smith (c. 1774–1822), barrister and law reporter. He went with his father on the latter's appointment as second fiscal in ...

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Storrs, Sir Ronald Henry Amherst (1881–1955), colonial governor and Middle Eastern specialist, was born at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, on 19 November 1881, the eldest son of the Revd John Storrs (c.1825–1928), who at the time was vicar of St Peter's, Eaton Square, London...

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Sir Ronald Henry Amherst Storrs (1881–1955) by John Singer Sargent, 1920 © Bodleian Library, University of Oxford