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Cox, Thomas (1655/6–1734), historian and Church of England clergyman, was born in Essex, probably near Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, where he attended the free grammar school. At the age of sixteen he was admitted sizar at Queens' College, Cambridge, on 27 March 1672 and he matriculated in the same year, graduating BA in 1675 and proceeding MA in 1679. He was ordained deacon in ...

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Hereford Brooke George (1838–1910) by unknown photographer Alpine Club Photo Library, London

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George, Hereford Brooke (1838–1910), historian and geographer, born at Bath on 1 January 1838, was the eldest of the three children (two daughters and a son) of Richard Francis George, a surgeon, and his wife, Elizabeth Brooke. He entered Winchester College as a scholar in 1849, and was elected to a fellowship at ...

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Harrison, William (1535–1593), historian and topographer, was born in the 'house next to the Holy Lamb toward Cheapside', in Cordwainer Street, London, at 'hora 11, minut 4, Secunde 56', on Sunday 18 April 1535, the son of John and ...

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Sir Charles Prestwood Lucas (1853–1931) by Walter Stoneman, 1917 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lucas, Sir Charles Prestwood (1853–1931), civil servant, historian, and geographer, was born at Glanyrafon, Crickhowell, Brecknockshire, on 7 August 1853. He was the fourth and youngest son of Henry John Lucas MD, of Glanyrafon and his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of George Bevan, vicar of ...