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Nicholas Bronson Albery (1948–2001) by David Cohen, 2000 © David Cohen

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Albery, Nicholas Bronson (1948–2001), social activist and charity founder, was born on 28 July 1948 at Bricket House, Bricket Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, the second of three children of Sir Donald Arthur Rolleston Albery (1914–1988), theatre owner and theatrical manager, and his second wife, ...

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Buxton [née Jebb], Dorothy Frances (1881–1963), humanitarian and social activist, was born on 3 March 1881 at The Lyth, Ellesmere, Shropshire, the youngest daughter of Arthur Trevor Jebb (1839–1894), barrister and philanthropic squire, and his wife, Eglantyne Louisa Jebb (1845–1925), community worker and poet, the sister of ...

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Keynes [née Brown], Florence Ada (1861–1958), social and political activist, was born on 10 March 1861 at 76 Elizabeth Street, Cheetham, Manchester, the eldest of the three daughters and three sons of Dr John Brown (1830–1922), Congregationalist minister, and his wife, Ada Haydon, ...

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John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow (1821–1911) by E. Braconnier © National Portrait Gallery, London

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E. R. Norman

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Ludlow, John Malcolm Forbes (1821–1911), lawyer and social activist, was born in Neemuch, India, on 8 March 1821, the youngest in the family of two sons and three daughters of Lieutenant-Colonel John Ludlow of the East India Company, and his wife, Maria Jane...

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McLaren [née Müller], Eva Maria (1852/3–1921), social reformer and political activist, was the younger daughter of William Müller, a wealthy German businessman, and an English mother, Maria Henrietta. She spent her early life in Valparaíso, Chile, and was educated by a governess and at school in ...

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Naomi Mary Margaret Mitchison, Lady Mitchison (1897–1999) by Wyndham Lewis, 1938 © Wyndham Lewis Memorial Trust

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Mitchison [née Haldane], Naomi Mary Margaret, Lady Mitchison (1897–1999), writer and social activist, was born on 1 November 1897 at 10 Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh, the younger child of John Scott Haldane (1860–1936), physiologist, and his wife, (Louisa) Kathleen (1863–1961), an active suffragist, daughter of ...

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Mildred Mary Nevile (1927–2012) by Simon Rawles, c.2007 © Simon Rawles / CAFOD

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Nevile, Mildred Mary (1927–2012), anti-poverty campaigner and human rights advocate, was born on 2 July 1927 at Wellingore Hall, Wellingore, near Sleaford, Lincolnshire, the youngest of four daughters and fifth of six children of Charles Joseph Nevile (1883–1930), of the Sudan political service...

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Henry Woodd Nevinson (1856–1941) by Sir William Rothenstein, 1924 © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

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H. N. Brailsford

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Nevinson, Henry Woodd (1856–1941), social activist and journalist, was born at 5 South Fields Place, Leicester, on 11 October 1856, the second son of George Nevinson, a solicitor, and his wife, Maria Jane, née Woodd, who raised him in a strictly evangelical atmosphere. In 1872 he won a scholarship at ...

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Solanke, Oladipo Felix [known as Ladipo Solanke] (c. 1886–1958), student activist, was born in the Yoruba town of Abeokuta, Nigeria. He was the second child and only son of Adeyola Ejiwunmi and her husband, who had adopted the name of Paley from the Scottish missionary who had raised him. He was educated at ...

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Eve [née Turing], (Fanny) Jean Trustram (1862–1934), Conservative party activist and social reformer, was born at 6 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, on 6 July 1862, the eldest child of the five daughters and five sons of the Revd John Robert Turing...

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Williams, John [alias Skimmington] (fl. 1631–1637), labourer and protester, of English Bicknor in Gloucestershire, came to fame under the alias of Skimmington as one of the leaders of the protests against royal enclosure in the Forest of Dean. Very little is known of his life apart from the records created as a result of his political activities in the 1630s. From a petition of 1637 seeking his release from imprisonment it is evident that he was married and had several children. Variously described in the legal records as either a labourer or a yeoman, it has been suggested that he might have been a miner. The background to his involvement in the protests was the attempt by the crown to improve its revenues from the ...