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Foster, Sir Michael (1836–1907), physiologist and politician, was born in Huntingdon on 8 March 1836, the eldest child of the three sons and seven daughters of Michael Foster (1810–1880) and his wife, Mercy Cooper. Foster was the descendant of a line of nonconformist farmers in ...

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Sir Michael Foster (1836–1907) by John Collier, 1907 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stewart [née Birkinshaw], Mary Elizabeth Henderson, Baroness Stewart of Alvechurch (1903–1984), lecturer and politician, was born at 72 St Mary's Road, Manningham, Bradford, on 8 May 1903, the daughter of Herbert Birkinshaw (d. 1941), commercial traveller, and his wife, Isabella Henderson, ...