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C. H. Sykes

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Byron, Robert (1905–1941), traveller and writer on art, was born at Wembley, London, on 26 February 1905, the only son among three children of Eric Byron, civil engineer, and his wife, Margaret, daughter of William Robinson, of Southall Manor, Middlesex. He was educated at ...


Jacobs, Michael Charles (1952–2014), travel writer and art historian, was born on 15 October 1952 in Genoa, the second child of David Maurice Jacobs (1922–1998), company lawyer, and his wife Mariagrazia, née Paltrineri (1920–2015). He had an older brother, ...