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Sir Halford John Mackinder (1861–1947) by Sir William Rothenstein © Estate of Sir William Rothenstein / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Mackinder, Sir Halford John (1861–1947), geographer and politician, was born at Elswitha Hall, Clask Gate Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, on 15 February 1861, the eldest among the six children of Draper Mackinder (1818–1912), medical doctor, and Fanny Anne (1831–1905), daughter of Halford Wotton Hewitt...