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Atwood, William (d. 1712), lawyer and writer on politics, son of John Atwood, of Broomfield, Essex, was admitted as a pensioner at Queens' College, Cambridge, on 23 March 1669. He was admitted at the Inner Temple on 2 December 1669 and at Gray's Inn...

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Walter Bagehot (1826–1877) by Norman Hirst, pubd 1891 (after Adolphe Beau, 1864) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bagehot, Walter (1826–1877), political commentator, economist, and journalist, was born on 3 February 1826 at Langport, Somerset, the second son of Thomas Watson Bagehot (1795–1881), banker, and Edith Stuckey (1786–1870), a niece of Samuel Stuckey, founder in 1772 of Stuckey's Bank, which issued its own banknotes and enjoyed considerable prominence and respect in the west country. The first born, ...

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Dyer, John (1653/4–1713), newsletter writer, is of unknown origins. By 1688 he was known as a coffee-house keeper in Whitefriars, London, and as the publisher of a manuscript newsletter, the circulation of which was estimated by Sir Roger L'Estrange to be about '...

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Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (1794–1865) by Alfred, Count D'Orsay, 1840 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Greville, Charles Cavendish Fulke (1794–1865), political and social diarist, was born on 2 April 1794. His father, Charles Greville, MP for Petersfield and under-secretary of state in the Home department, was a grandson of the fifth Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court. His mother, ...

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Anthony Michell Howard (1934–2010) by Colin McPherson, 2005 © Colin McPherson / Corbis

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Howard, Anthony Michell (1934–2010), journalist and broadcaster, was born on 12 February 1934 at 38 Cheniston Gardens, Kensington, London, the son of Canon (William) Guy Howard (1902–1981), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Janet Rymer, née Hogg (1904–1983). He attended Purton Stoke preparatory school...

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Liddell [née Clavering], Ann (bap. 1686, d. in or after 1734), political commentator, was baptized on 21 April 1686 at Chopwell, Ryton, co. Durham, the second of the three children of John Clavering (1655–1702), a landowner, of Chopwell, and his first wife, ...

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Long, Edward (1734–1813), planter and commentator on Jamaican affairs, was born on 23 August 1734 at Rosilion, St Blazey, Cornwall, the fourth son of Samuel Long (1700–1757) of Longville, Jamaica, Tredudwell, Cornwall, and Bloomsbury, London, and Mary (bap. 1701, d. 1765), second daughter and coheir of ...

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Paxton, Peter (d. c. 1711), physician and writer on politics, was admitted to the degree of MD per literas regias at Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1687. His name does not appear in the admission-book of Pembroke College, and he may have come from ...

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

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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...

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Wake, Sir Isaac (1580/81–1632), diplomat and political commentator, was the second son of Arthur Wake (c.1543–1596), master of St John's Hospital, Northampton, and canon of Christ Church, Oxford, and his wife, Christian (d. 1609), daughter of Sir William Wigston of ...

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Robert William Seton- Watson (1879–1951) by Vandyk photograph reproduced by courtesy of The British Academy

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Watson, Robert William Seton- (1879–1951), historian and political commentator, was born in London on 20 August 1879, the only child of William Livingstone Watson (d. 1903), a well-to-do Scottish merchant in Calcutta and London and a small landowner in Scotland, and his wife, ...

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Welwood, James (1652–1727), physician and writer on politics, was born in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, the third son of John Welwood (c.1603–c.1680) and Margaret Dury (c.1620–1659). Formerly a teacher, the elder Welwood began preaching on a rota basis at ...