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Annesley, Arthur, first earl of Anglesey (1614–1686), politician, was born on 10 July 1614 on Fishshamble Street, Dublin, the first son of Francis Annesley, first Baron Mountnorris and second Viscount Valentia (bap. 1586, d. 1660), a politician and substantial landowner in Ireland, and his first wife, ...

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Baines, Edward (1774–1848), newspaper proprietor, politician, and historian, was born at Walton-le-Dale, near Preston, Lancashire, on 5 February 1774, the second son of Richard Baines (d. 1811) and his wife, Jane (née Chew). Richard Baines, who was born near Ripon and came from a farming family, had moved to ...

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Edward Baines (1774–1848) by John Cochran, pubd 1834 (after Thomas Hargreaves) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Praisegod Barbon (c. 1598–167980) by unknown engraver © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barbon [Barebone], Praisegod (c. 1598–1679/80), lay preacher and politician, first appears in 1623, when he was made free of the Company of Leathersellers in London; having served an eight- or nine-year apprenticeship, he was probably then aged about twenty-five. At an unknown date, but probably by 1632, ...

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Barrington, John Shute, first Viscount Barrington (1678–1734), politician and Christian apologist, born in Theobalds, Hertfordshire, was the third son of Benjamin Shute, a London merchant 'descended from Robert Shute of Hockington in the county of Cambridge, one of the twelve judges in the reign of ...

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Benn, William Wedgwood, first Viscount Stansgate (1877–1960), politician, was born on 10 May 1877 at Hackney, London, a younger son of Sir John Williams Benn, first baronet (1850–1922), publisher and politician, and his wife, Elizabeth Pickstone (d. 1928). His eldest brother was ...

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William Wedgwood Benn, first Viscount Stansgate (1877–1960) by Olive Edis, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Black, Adam (1784–1874), publisher and politician, was born on 20 February 1784 at 7 Charles Street, Edinburgh, the second of the three sons of Charles Black (1755/6–1826), master builder, and his wife, Isabella Nicol (1757/8–1847) of Drygrange Farm near Melrose.

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Adam Black (1784–1874) by unknown engraver, pubd 1885 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hubert Bland (1855–1914) by Frederick Henry Evans © private collection / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bland, Hubert (1855–1914), journalist and politician, was born on 3 January 1855 at 22 Wood Street, Woolwich, where his paternal grandfather had been a plumber and his maternal grandfather kept a public house. Hubert was the youngest of the four children of Henry Bland...

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Broughton, Andrew (1602/3–1687), lawyer and politician, was probably the son of Richard Broughton (d. 1635) of Seaton, Rutland, and his wife, whose maiden name was Agard. A younger son, he appears not to have undergone formal education, and his early life remains obscure. He had found his way to ...

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Carew, John (1622–1660), politician and regicide, was born on 3 July 1622, the second son of Sir Richard Carew, first baronet (1579/80–1643?), experimenter and educationist, of Antony, Cornwall, and his second wife, Grace (1603/4–1658), daughter of Robert Rolle of Heanton Satchville, Devon. He was admitted to ...

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John Clotworthy, first Viscount Massereene (d. 1665) by unknown artist, after 1648 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clotworthy, John, first Viscount Massereene (d. 1665), politician, was the son and heir of Sir Hugh Clotworthy (d. 1630), descended from the Devon family of that name, and Mary, daughter of Roger Langford of co. Antrim, Ireland. His father, a soldier–adventurer of ...

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Joseph Cowen (1829–1900) by Lock & Whitfield, pubd 1881 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cowen, Joseph (1829–1900), politician and journalist, was born at his parents' home, Stella Hall, Blaydon-on-Tyne, co. Durham, on 9 July 1829. He was eldest of the four sons and one daughter of Sir Joseph Cowen (1800–1873) and his wife, Mary (...

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Crew, John, first Baron Crew (1597/8–1679), politician, was the eldest son of Sir Thomas Crewe (1566–1634), lawyer and politician, and Temperance (1580/81–1619), daughter of Reginald (or Reynold) Bray of Steane, Northamptonshire. Admitted to Gray's Inn in 1615, he matriculated from Magdalen College, Oxford...

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Davies, Stephen Owen (1886–1972), miners' leader and politician, was born at 39 John Street, Abercwmboi, Glamorgan, probably on 9 November 1886, the fourth of six children of Thomas Davies, miner and union organizer, and his wife, Esther. However, there is some uncertainty over the exact date of his birth....