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Marett, Sir Robert Hugh Kirk (1907–1981), author and diplomatist, was born in Oxford on 20 April 1907, the younger son in a family of two sons and two daughters of Robert Ranulph Marett (1866–1943), anthropologist and rector of Exeter College, Oxford, and his wife, ...

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Henry St John, styled first Viscount Bolingbroke (1678–1751) attrib. Alexis-Simon Belle, 1712? © National Portrait Gallery, London

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St John, Henry, styled first Viscount Bolingbroke (1678–1751), politician, diplomatist, and author, the son of Henry St John, Viscount St John (1652–1742), landowner, and Lady Mary Rich (d. 1678), second daughter of Robert Rich, third earl of Warwick, was born on 16 September 1678, very probably at ...