1-20 of 20 results  for:

  • activist (general) x
  • protestant tendencies x
Clear all

Article

Balfour, Honor Catherine Mary (1912–2001), politician and journalist, was born on 4 August 1912 at 70 Pemberton Road, West Derby, Liverpool, the daughter of Robert Balfour, a foreign agent's managing clerk, and his wife, Sara Ellen, née Jenkins. Her father came from a family of Scottish seafarers and was unrelated to the political family bearing the same name. He served in the army during the First World War and was killed in ...

Article

Bax, Ernest Belfort (1854–1926), Marxist theoretician and activist, was born at his parents' home, 27 Clarendon Square, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, on 23 July 1854, the last of four children of Daniel Bax (d. 1882), a manufacturer, and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of ...

Article

College [Colledge], Stephen (c. 1635–1681), poet and political activist, was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, where he married and began a family. Neither the names of his parents, nor that of his wife (who probably predeceased him), are as yet known. He saw military service during the Second Anglo-Dutch War (1665–7), when he also became acquainted with another antic poet of the Restoration, ...

Article

Dare, Thomas (d. 1685), political activist and rebel, was the son of a civil war cavalier and a goldsmith by occupation. He sat on Taunton's common council following the grant of a new charter to the town in 1677 (the corporation had fallen into abeyance in 1662 following the old members' refusal to comply with the ...

Article

Davison, George (1855–1930), photographer, political activist, and patron of the arts, was born in Kirkley, Suffolk, on 19 September 1855, the fourth child of William Davison (1816–1889), a shipwright and carpenter originally from Sunderland. His mother, Eliza, née Miller (1825–c.1900), supplemented the family income by taking in boarders, and his sisters ...

Image

William Gallacher (1881–1965) by Howard Coster, 1936 © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Gallacher, William (1881–1965), political activist and politician, was born on 25 December 1881 at 39 Back Sneddon Street in the Irish ghetto of Sneddon, Paisley, the eighth-born child of Scottish parents, John Gallacher (c.1839–1889), a labourer and formerly a soldier, and his wife, ...

Article

Lucraft, Benjamin (1809–1897), cabinet-maker and political activist, was born in or near Exeter, Devon, on 28 November 1809, the second son of the eleven children of Benjamin Lucraft and his wife, Mary. He worked as a ploughboy as a youth, and was indentured as an apprentice in husbandry, but also gained experience in cabinet-making, the family trade. He had established a cabinet-making workshop in ...

Image

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

Article

E. R. Norman

revised by H. C. G. Matthew

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...

Article

Meysenbug, Baroness Malwida Rivalier von (1816–1903), writer and exile, was born Malwida Rivalier in Kassel, the capital of Hesse, on 28 October 1816, the daughter of Carl Philipp Rivalier (1779–1847), a courtier of Elector Wilhelm I of Hesse, created Baron von Meysenbug by ...

Article

Oswald, Eugene (1826–1912), teacher and writer, was born in Heidelberg on 16 October 1826, the youngest of the five children of Carl August Oswald, a publisher in Heidelberg, and his wife, Christiana Augusta Brédé, who was of Huguenot descent. Though of a scholarly bent, ...

Article

Paleotti, Massimo [Max William] Salvadori- (1908–1992), anti-fascist activist, was born Max William Salvadori-Paleotti on 16 June 1908 at 75 Harvard Court, Honeybourne Road, London, the only son and second of the three children of Count Guglielmo Giacomo Vittorio Salvadori-Paleotti (1879–1953), philosopher, and his wife, ...

Image

Ethel Snowden (1881–1951) by Lena Connell © National Portrait Gallery, London

Article

Snowden [née Annakin], Ethel (1881–1951), socialist, suffragist, and peace campaigner, was born on 8 September 1881 at Gladstone Street, Pannal, near Harrogate, the daughter of Richard Annakin, a nonconformist building contractor, and his wife, Hannah Hymas. She had at least one sister and a brother. ...

Article

Soutter, Francis William (1844–1932), political agent and activist, was born at 38 Canterbury Street, Lambeth, London, on 23 April 1844, the second child of Francis Soutter (d. 1855), manager of a tobacco manufactory, and his wife, Harriet, née Hancock (d. 1854)...

Article

See Speke, George

Article

Speke, George (1623–1689), politician and political activist, was born on 1 May 1623, the eldest son of George Speke (d. 1637), landowner, and his wife, Joan, daughter of Sir John Portman, first baronet, of Orchard Portman. Speke's ancestors were Devon knights who came into possession of the manor house at ...

Article

Speke [née Pye], Mary (fl. 1641–1697), nonconformist patron and political activist, was the eldest daughter of Sir Robert Pye (bap. 1585, d. 1662) of Faringdon, Berkshire, and his wife, Mary Croker. She may be the Mary Pye who was baptized at Richmond, Surrey...

Article

Spence, Augustus Andrew [Gusty] (1933–2011), paramilitary leader and politician, was born on 28 June 1933 at 66 Joseph Street in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, the sixth of seven children of William Edward (Ned) Spence, a labourer and former soldier, and his wife, ...