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Bevan [née Shuttleworth], (Emma) Frances (1827–1909), translator and poet, was born in Oxford on 25 September 1827, the eldest of three children of Philip Nicholas Shuttleworth (1782–1842), warden of New College, Oxford (1822–40), and bishop of Chichester (1840–42), and Emma Martha Welch...

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Hooke, Samuel Henry (1874–1968), biblical scholar and orientalist, was born at 1 Chesterton Villas, Cirencester, on 21 January 1874, the elder son of Henry Mann Hooke, a Plymouth Brother, and his wife, Elizabeth Loudoun. Educated at Wirksworth and at St Mark's School, Windsor...

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Aylmer Maude (1858–1938) by Lafayette, 1932 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Maude, Aylmer (1858–1938), writer and translator, was born on 28 March 1858 in Ipswich, the youngest son of Francis Henry Maude (1822–1886/7), perpetual curate of Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich, and his wife, Lucy, née Thorp. Educated at Christ's Hospital from 1868 to March 1874, in 1874 he went for two years to the ...

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Wiseman, Donald John (1918–2010), Assyriologist and biblical scholar, was born on 25 October 1918 at Rose Villa, Walderton, near Stoughton, Westbourne, Sussex, the first son and third of the five children of Major (later Air Commodore) Percy John Wiseman (1888–1948), founding accountant for the ...