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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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Burne, Sir Owen Tudor (1837–1909), army officer and administrator in India, was born at Plymouth on 12 April 1837, the eleventh of the nineteen children of the Revd Henry Thomas Burne (1799–1865), and his wife, Knightley Goodman (1805–1878), daughter of Captain Marriott, Royal Horse Guards...

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Drummond, Henry (1786–1860), politician and apostle of the Catholic Apostolic church, eldest son of Henry Drummond (1762–1794), banker, of The Grange, near Alresford, Hampshire, and his wife, Anne (d. 1852), daughter of Henry Dundas, first Viscount Melville, was born at Alresford on 5 December 1786. His father died in 1794, and when his mother remarried and went to ...

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Henry Drummond (1786–1860) by William Holl (after George Richmond, 1856) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Johnston, Sir Henry Hamilton [Harry] (1858–1927), explorer and colonial administrator, was born in London on 12 June 1858, the eldest of twelve children of John Brookes Johnston, secretary of the Royal Exchange Assurance Company, and his second wife, Esther Laetitia, daughter of Robert Hamilton...

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Sir Henry Hamilton Johnston (1858–1927) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Maxwell, Sir Herbert Eustace, seventh baronet (1845–1937), politician and author, was born in Edinburgh on 8 January 1845. He was the fourth (but only survivor) of the five sons of Sir William Maxwell of Monreith, sixth baronet, and his wife, Helenora, third and youngest daughter of ...

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Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell, seventh baronet (1845–1937) by William Strang, 1917 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Percy, Alan Ian, eighth duke of Northumberland (1880–1930), politician and propagandist, was born on 17 April 1880 in London, the seventh of the thirteen children and fourth of the seven sons of Henry George Percy, Earl Percy (1846–1918), from 1899 seventh duke of Northumberland...

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Percy, Algernon George, sixth duke of Northumberland (1810–1899), landowner and politician, was born on 29 May 1810 at 37 Grosvenor Place, London, the eldest son of George Percy (1778–1867), second earl of Beverley and fifth duke of Northumberland, and his wife, Louisa Harcourt Stuart Wortley (1781–1848)...

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Algernon George Percy, sixth duke of Northumberland (1810–1899) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Percy, Eustace Sutherland Campbell, Baron Percy of Newcastle (1887–1958), politician and educationist, was born in London on 21 March 1887, the twelfth of the thirteen children and youngest of the seven sons of Henry George Percy, Earl Percy (1846–1918), from 1899 seventh duke of Northumberland...

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Weaver, Sir Lawrence Walter William (1876–1930), civil servant and architectural writer, was born at Clifton, Bristol, on 2 July 1876, the only child of Walter Weaver and his wife, Frances Mary Taylor. Brought up at Clifton by his mother, he was educated at ...

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Sir Lawrence Walter William Weaver (1876–1930) by Walter Stoneman, 1920 © National Portrait Gallery, London