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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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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