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Keymer, John (fl. 1584–1622), vintner and writer on commerce, is first heard of as a vintner in Cambridge. In 1583 Queen Elizabeth had granted Sir Walter Ralegh the farm of wines, each retailer to pay him £1 annually for a licence, and Keymer...


Egon Miklos Ronay (1915–2010) by Lewis Whyld, 2006 © Lewis Whyld / PA Photos


Ronay, Egon Miklos (1915–2010), restaurateur and guidebook publisher, was born on 24 July 1915 in Budapest, Hungary, the only child of Miklos Ronay and his wife, Irene. (For most of his life he kept his birth year secret.) His father had inherited a 120-room hotel in ...