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Richard Boyle, third earl of Burlington and fourth earl of Cork (1694–1753) by Jonathan Richardson the elder, c. 1717–19 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Boyle, Richard, third earl of Burlington and fourth earl of Cork (1694–1753), architect, collector, and patron of the arts, was born on 25 April 1694 at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, the only son of Charles Boyle, second earl of Burlington and third earl of Cork...


Padua, John of (fl. 1543–1557), architect and musician, was one of a number of foreign architects and craftsmen employed at the court of Henry VIII. He is first recorded in the exchequer accounts on 30 January 1544, when a fee of 2s...


Pardon, Walter William (1914–1996), carpenter and folk-singer, was born on 4 March 1914 at Hall Lane, Knapton, Norfolk, the only child of Thomas Pardon (1877–1957), farmworker, and his wife, Emily, née Gee (1874–1953). He was educated at the local elementary school. After an apprenticeship, begun at the age of fourteen, in the neighbouring village of ...


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Sedding, Edmund (1836–1868), architect and musician, was born on 20 June 1836, the son of Richard and Peninnah Sedding of Summerstown, near Okehampton, Devon. John Dando Sedding (1838–1891) was his younger brother. At an early age he displayed antiquarian tastes, which led to his visiting cathedrals, abbeys, and churches in ...