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Sir Ernest John Pickstone Benn, second baronet (1875–1954) by Sir William Orpen, 1928 Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Benn, Sir Ernest John Pickstone, second baronet (1875–1954), publisher and libertarian, was born in Ferncliffe Road, Hackney, London, on 25 June 1875, the eldest child of the four sons and two daughters of Sir John Williams Benn, first baronet (1850–1922), publisher and Liberal member of ...


Leatham, James (1865–1945), political activist and publisher, was born on 19 December 1865, the youngest of five children of Stephen Leatham, an army sergeant from Yorkshire, and his Scottish wife, Margaret Cattanach, a hand-loom weaver. His father died shortly after his birth and he was raised in the ...


McWhirter, Norris Dewar (1925–2004), author, publisher, and political campaigner, was born at 10 Branscombe Gardens, Winchmore Hill, London, on 12 August 1925, the second of three sons of William Allan McWhirter (1888–1955), managing director of Associated Newspapers and Northcliffe Newspapers, and his wife, ...