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Knox [née Craig], Isabella [pseud. Isa] (1831–1903), poet and campaigner for women's rights, was born in Edinburgh on 17 October 1831, the only child of John Craig, hosier and glover, and his wife, Ann, née Braick. Both her parents died when she was a child, and she was raised by her grandmother. At the age of nine she left school for what she called '...

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Adelaide Anne Procter (1825–1864) by Emma Gaggiotti Richards © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Procter, Adelaide Anne [pseud. Mary Berwick] (1825–1864), poet and women's activist, the eldest daughter and first child of the poet Bryan Waller Procter (1787–1874) and his wife, Ann, née Skepper (1799–1888), was born on 30 October 1825 at 25 Bedford Square, London...

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Raffalovich, Marc-André (1864–1934), writer, was born in Paris on 11 September 1864, the third child of Hermann Raffalovich (d. 1893), a prosperous banker, and his wife, Marie (d. 1921). His parents were Jews who migrated from Odessa to Paris in 1863: his mother was a cultivated hostess who presided over a salon at ...

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Rushton, Edward (1756–1814), poet and slavery abolitionist, was born on 13 November 1756 in John Street, Liverpool, the son of Thomas Rushton, a Liverpool victualler. He entered Liverpool Free School at the age of six and by eleven was apprenticed to Messrs Watt and Gregson...

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Speght [married name Procter], Rachel (b. 1597?, d. in or before 1661?), polemicist and poet, was the daughter of James Speght (d. 1637), a Calvinist minister in London who was rector of St Mary Magdalen, Milk Street (1592–1637), and of St Clement Eastcheap...

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Williams, (Owen) Alfred (1877–1930), poet and writer on rural and industrial life, was born in South Marston, near Swindon, Wiltshire, the fifth of eight surviving children and the youngest of four sons of Elias Lloyd Williams (1849–1899), a decorative woodworker from Conwy, Wales...