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Abbott, George (1604–1649), writer and politician, was born in 1604 and baptized on 13 March at St Mary Bishophill Junior, York, the son of George Abbott (d. 1607) of York and Joan, the daughter of Aleyn Penkeston. Both Abbott's father and grandfather ...

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Joseph Addison (1672–1719) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, c. 1703–12 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Addison, Joseph (1672–1719), writer and politician, was born on 1 May 1672 at the rectory, Milston, a hamlet north of Amesbury in Wiltshire, the son of Lancelot Addison (1632–1703) and his wife, Jane, née Gulston (c.1635?–1684). His father was at that time vicar of ...

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Allfrey, Phyllis Byam Shand (1908–1986), author and politician, was born in Roseau, Dominica, British West Indies, on 24 October 1908, the second daughter of Francis Byam Shand (b. 1879), a lawyer who had come to Dominica from England in the early 1900s, and ...

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Charles Freer Andrews (1871–1940) by Howard Coster, 1935 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Andrews, Charles Freer (1871–1940), author and campaigner for Indian independence, was born at Newcastle upon Tyne on 12 February 1871, the second son of John Edwin Andrews, minister in the Catholic Apostolic (or Irvingite) church, and his second wife, Mary Charlotte Cartwright (1840–1914)...

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Barnes, Leonard John (1895–1977), writer and campaigner against colonialism, was born on 21 July 1895 in London, the only son of John Albert Barnes, a senior Colonial Office civil servant, and his wife, Kate Oakeshott. He attended Colet Court preparatory school and then ...

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Baynes, Roger (1546–1623), author and administrator, was the son of Hugh Baynes of Shrewsbury. In his will he mentions a brother who married in Spain and two brothers living in England. He was admitted to the Middle Temple on 24 November 1565. In May 1572 ...

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Becon, Richard (fl. 1567–1611), author and administrator, is of unknown parents but is said to have descended from a Suffolk family. If this is so, then he and his family would appear to have eluded the heralds in 1561—unless, that is, they failed to attract their attention. He entered ...

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Bethell, Nicholas William, fourth Baron Bethell (1938–2007), politician and writer, was born on 19 July 1938 at 7 Herbert Crescent, Chelsea, London, the son of William Gladstone Bethell (1904–1964), stockbroker, and his wife, Ann Margaret Frances, née Barlow (1919–1996). His grandfather John Henry Bethell...

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Bicheno, James Ebenezer (1785–1851), author and colonial official, was born on 25 January 1785 at Newbury, Berkshire, the only surviving son of James Bicheno (d. 1831), a well-to-do Baptist minister and schoolmaster at Newbury, who wrote politico-theological works, and his wife, Ann...

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Eric Arthur Blair [George Orwell] (1903–1950) by Felix H. Man, c. 1947 © Estate of Felix H. Man / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blair, Eric Arthur [pseud. George Orwell] (1903–1950), political writer and essayist, was born in Motihari, Bengal, India, on 25 June 1903, the only son of Richard Walmesley Blair (1857–1938), a sub-deputy opium agent in the government of Bengal, and his wife, Ida Mabel Limouzin (1875–1943)...

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Bourinot, Sir John George (1836–1902), author and civil servant in Canada, was born on 24 October 1836 at The Esplanade, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, the eldest of the eleven children of John Bourinot (1814–1884), a merchant and member of the house of assembly...

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Bowring, Sir John (1792–1872), politician, diplomatist, and writer, was born on 17 October 1792 at Larkbeare (also known as Great Larkbeare), Holloway Street, Exeter, Devon, the eldest son and second of the nine children of Charles Bowring (1769–1856), a wool merchant, and his wife, ...

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Sir John Bowring (1792–1872) by John King, 1826 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Braithwaite, Eustace Edward Adolph Ricardo [known as E. R. Braithwaite] (1912–2016), author, educationist, and diplomatist, was born on 27 June 1912 in Queenstown, British Guiana, one of five children of Charles Edwardo Braithwaite, mining engineer and gold and diamond dealer, and his wife ...

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E.R. Braithwaite (1912–2016), by unknown photographer, 1959

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John Buchan, first Baron Tweedsmuir (1875–1940) by Thomas John Clapperton, 1935 Scottish National Portrait Gallery