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Anderson, William Crawford (1877–1919), politician, was born on 13 February 1877 at Findon, Banffshire, Scotland, the son of Francis Anderson, a blacksmith, and Barbara (née Cruikshank), who were married in 1868. His mother was an intelligent and widely read woman of strong, radical, Presbyterian views who encouraged ...

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Bradlaugh, Charles (1833–1891), politician and freethinker, was born on 26 September 1833 at home at 31 Bacchus Walk, Hoxton, London, the eldest of seven children born to Charles Bradlaugh, a solicitor's clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Trimby, a former nursemaid. He was baptized at ...

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Charles Bradlaugh (1833–1891) by Walter Sickert, exh. New English Art Club 1890 © Estate of Walter R. Sickert. All rights reserved, DACS 2010; National Liberal Club; © reserved in the photograph

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Hampden, John (bap. 1653, d. 1696), politician and conspirator, was baptized on 21 March 1653 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, the second son of Richard Hampden (bap. 1631, d. 1695) MP and his wife, Letitia Paget, daughter of William Paget, sixth Baron Paget, and his wife, ...

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Morley, John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn (1838–1923), politician and writer, was born on 24 December 1838 in Blackburn, Lancashire, the second of the four children of Jonathan Morley (d. 1862), surgeon, and Priscilla Mary Donkin (d. 1870). Jonathan was the son of a manufacturer of woollen cards and cotton who lived at ...

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John Morley, Viscount Morley of Blackburn (1838–1923) by W. & D. Downey The British Library

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Sackville, Charles, sixth earl of Dorset and first earl of Middlesex (1643–1706), poet and politician, was born on 24 January 1643, probably at Copt Hall in Essex, the second of thirteen children of Richard Sackville, Lord Buckhurst, later fifth earl of Dorset (1622–1677)...

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Charles Sackville, sixth earl of Dorset and first earl of Middlesex (1643–1706) by Sir Godfrey Kneller private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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See Webb [née Potter], (Martha) Beatrice