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Crone, Patricia (1945–2015), historian and scholar of Islam, was born in Kyndeløse, Denmark, on 28 March 1945, the daughter of (Frederik) Thomas Georg Lønborg Crone (1912–1971), chief executive of the Scandinavian Tobacco Company, and his wife, Vibeke Scheel, née Richter (...

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Rackham, Oliver (1939–2015), by Andrew Festing, 2009

With the kind permission of the Master and Fellows of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; © Andrew Festing

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Rackham, Oliver (1939–2015), ecologist and historian, was born on 17 October 1939 at 3 Flixton Road, Bungay, Suffolk, the only child of Geoffrey Herbert Rackham (1904–1981), bank cashier, and his wife, Norah Kathleen, née Wilson (1906–1953). At the time of his birth registration his parents lived at ...

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Scott, Henry Young Darracott (1822–1883), inventor of selenitic cement and military engineer, second son of Edward Scott, a quarry owner, was born at Plymouth, Devon, on 2 January 1822. He was educated privately and entered the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in 1838. Commissioned as second lieutenant in 1840, early the next year ...

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Henry Young Darracott Scott (1822–1883) by unknown engraver, pubd 1883 © National Portrait Gallery, London