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Callender, James Thomson (1758–1803), political writer and radical, was born in Scotland, the son of a tobacconist, though further details of his early years are obscure. The poet James Thomson may have been a relative. Callender was raised as a Presbyterian of the strongly Calvinist variety, possibly in ...

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Ford, Isabella Ormston (1855–1924), socialist propagandist and suffragist, was born on 23 May 1855 at St John's Hill, Clarendon Road, Headingley, Leeds, the eighth and youngest child of Robert Lawson Ford (1809–1878), solicitor and landowner, and his wife, Hannah (1814–1886), the daughter of ...

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Frost, Thomas (1821–1908), radical writer, was born at Croydon, Surrey, on 16 December 1821, the son (he had two sisters and a brother) of William Frost (1785/6–1872), a tailor who read Cobbett's Register and took part in the Reform Bill agitation, and his wife, ...

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Kortright, Frances Isabella Staveley Berkeley Wood [pseud. Fanny Aikin Kortright] (1821–1900), author and anti-suffragist, was born in Harper Street, Kent Road, London, on 28 January 1821, the seventeenth and youngest child of Nicholas Berkeley (or Berkley) Kortright (1769–1840) and his wife, Elizabeth, ...

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William James Linton (1812–1897) by Sir Emery Walker © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Linton, William James (1812–1897), wood-engraver, polemicist, and poet, was born on 7 December 1812 in Ireland's Row at Mile End in London, probably the second among four children of William Linton, a provision broker in the London docks, and his second wife, Mary (...