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See Power, Cyril Edward Mary

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Armfield, Maxwell Ashby (1881–1972), artist and writer, was born at Ringwood, Hampshire, on 5 October 1881, the eldest of the three children of Joseph John Armfield, a milling engineer, and his wife, Margaret Maxwell, a lineal descendant of the earls of Nithsdale. The ...

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Nancy Witcher Astor, Viscountess Astor (1879–1964) by George Charles Beresford, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Astor [née Langhorne], Nancy Witcher, Viscountess Astor (1879–1964), society hostess and politician, was born at Danville, Virginia, on 19 May 1879, the eighth child in a family of eleven. Her father, Chiswell Dabney Langhorne (1843–1919), a veteran of the American Civil War, had made his fortune in railway construction and bought an estate at ...

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Waldorf Astor, second Viscount Astor (1879–1952) by Philip A. de Laszlo The de László Foundation / Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Astor, Waldorf, second Viscount Astor (1879–1952), politician and newspaper proprietor, was born in New York city on 19 May 1879, the elder son in the family of two sons and one daughter of William Waldorf Astor (1848–1919) and his wife, Mary (Mamie) Dahlgren Paul (...

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Bate, Dorothea Minola Alice (1878–1951), palaeontologist, was born on 8 November 1878 at Napier House, Spilman Street, Carmarthen, the younger of two daughters and second child in the family of three of Henry Reginald Bate (d. 1921), a police superintendent and honorary ...

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John Baxter (1896–1975) by Kurt Hutton, 1948 [with director Mary Field at the Pump Room, Bath, during the Festival of All the Arts] Getty Images – Kurt Hutton

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Baxter, John Philip (1896–1975), film director and producer, was the eldest son of John Alexander Baxter, commercial clerk and later chief clerk of the Western Union Telegraph Company, and his wife, Ada Kate, née Francis. He was born on 31 December 1896 at ...

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Michael Edwin Beesley (1924–1999) by Kelvin Brodie, 1973 © News International Newspapers Ltd

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Beesley, Michael Edwin (1924–1999), economist, was born on 3 July 1924 at 127 Sandon Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, the second son of Edwin Sherman Beesley (1889–1969), clerk, later a broker at Stewart and Lloyds, and his wife, Kathleen Daisy Peacey (1891–1975), who ran her own tailoring business. After ...

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(Cyril) Kenneth Bird [Fougasse] (1887–1965) by Howard Coster, 1934 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bird, (Cyril) Kenneth [pseud. Fougasse] (1887–1965), cartoonist and journal editor, was born on 17 December 1887 at 26 Westbourne Terrace Road, London, the younger son of Arthur Bird, a London merchant and a prominent cricketer and first-class shot, and his wife, Mary Wheen...

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Booth, Paul Henry Gore-, Baron Gore-Booth of Maltby (1909–1984), diplomatist, was born on 3 February 1909 at Doncaster, Yorkshire, the elder son of Mordaunt Gore-Booth (1878–1958), of 37 Hall Gate, Doncaster, second son of Sir Henry Gore-Booth, fifth baronet, and manager of the ...

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Brown, Myra Eleanor Sadd [née Myra Eleanor Sadd] (1872–1938), women's rights activist and internationalist, was born on 3 October 1872 in Maldon, Essex, the tenth of eleven children of John Granger Sadd and Mary Ann Price. The family ran a firm of timber merchants and processors in ...

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Oscar Browning (1837–1923) by Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta, 1900 by kind permission of the Provost and Fellows of King's College, Cambridge

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Browning, Oscar (1837–1923), teacher and historian, was born on 17 January 1837 at 8 Cumberland Terrace, Regent's Park, London, third son of William Shipton Browning (d. 1853), distiller, of Smithfield, and his wife, Mariana Margaret (1799–1889), daughter of Thomas Bridge (1772–1858), captain in the ...

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Agnata Frances Butler (1867–1931) by Eveleen Myers © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Butler [née Ramsay], Agnata Frances (1867–1931), classical scholar, was born on 28 January 1867 at 13 Upper Seymour Street, Marylebone, London, the third and youngest daughter of Sir James Henry Ramsay, tenth baronet (1832–1925), of Bamff, historian, and his first wife, Elizabeth Mary Charlotte (...

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Sir James Ramsay Montagu Butler (1889–1975) by Walter Bird, 1962 © National Portrait Gallery, London