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Buchanan, George (1506–1582), poet, historian, and administrator, was born about 1 February 1506 at a farm called The Moss in Killearn parish, Stirlingshire, the fifth of eight children of Thomas Buchanan (d. c.1512) and Agnes Heriot, traditionally said to be of the ...

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Lucas, Sir Charles Prestwood (1853–1931), civil servant, historian, and geographer, was born at Glanyrafon, Crickhowell, Brecknockshire, on 7 August 1853. He was the fourth and youngest son of Henry John Lucas MD, of Glanyrafon and his wife, Elisabeth, daughter of George Bevan, vicar of ...

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Walpole, Sir Spencer (1839–1907), historian and civil servant, born in Serle Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, on 6 February 1839, was the elder son of Spencer Horatio Walpole (1806–1898), the politician, and his wife, Isabella (1801–1886), fourth daughter of Spencer Perceval, the prime minister. His younger brother, ...