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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 ...


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


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...