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Blenerhasset, Thomas (c. 1550–1624), poet and writer on Ireland, was a younger son of William Blenerhasset of Horsford Park, near Norwich, who died in 1598. His eldest brother, Edward, who, like Thomas, had a successful career in Ireland, was knighted on 23 July 1603. ...


Charles Montagu Doughty (1843–1926) by Eric Kennington, 1921 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Doughty, Charles Montagu (1843–1926), explorer, travel writer, and poet, was born on 19 August 1843 at Theberton Hall, Leiston, Suffolk, the younger of two sons of the Revd Charles Montagu Doughty (1798–1850), landowner, and his wife, Frederica (d. 1843), daughter of the ...


Herbert [Harbert], William (1583?–1628), poet and adventurer, was born in Glamorgan, the son of Nicholas Herbert (1543–1601), writer, pirate, merchant, and public official, and either his first wife, Mary Morgan, or his second wife, Catherine or Jennett Herbert (née Edward). He attended ...


Gordon Goodwin

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Liddiard, William (1773–1841), travel writer and poet, was born in July 1773, the son of the Revd William Stratton Liddiard (1738–1778) of Rockley House, Ogbourn St George, Wiltshire, and his wife, Jane Craven, sister of Lord Craven. On 26 February 1792 ...


Price, Thomas [Tomos Prys] (c. 1564–1634), adventurer and Welsh-language poet, was the eldest son of Dr Ellis Price (c. 1505–1594), the notorious Red Doctor, and Ellyw Poole. He could trace his lineage to Marchweithan, the head of one of Gwynedd's fifteen tribes. His great-grandfather was ...


W. P. Courtney

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Whalley, Thomas Sedgwick (1746–1828), poet and traveller, was born at Cambridge, the third son of John Whalley DD (d. 1748), master of St Peter's College, Cambridge, regius professor of divinity in that university and one of the king's chaplains in ordinary, and his wife, ...