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Barker, Joseph (1806–1875)  

Maker: John Cochran

Joseph Barker (1806–1875) by John Cochran, pubd 1880 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barker, Joseph (1806–1875), Methodist minister and politico-religious controversialist  

Eileen Groth Lyon

Barker, Joseph (1806–1875), Methodist minister and politico-religious controversialist, was born on 11 May 1806 at Bramley, near Leeds. His ancestors, originally of Keighley, had been settled in this area for several generations as farmers and manufacturers. The identity of his parents has not been discovered, though it is known that his father was employed in woollen manufacture and served for some time in the militia, and that ...

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Blair, Eric Arthur [pseud. George Orwell] (1903–1950), political writer and essayist  

Bernard Crick

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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Blair, Eric Arthur [George Orwell] (1903–1950)  

Maker: Felix H. Man

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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Bull, Hedley Norman (1932–1985), scholar of international relations  

Adam Roberts

Bull, Hedley Norman (1932–1985), scholar of international relations, was born on 10 June 1932 in Englewood Hospital, Burwood, Sydney, New South Wales, the third and youngest child of (Joseph) Norman Bull (1891–1972), insurance broker, and his wife, Doris Annie, née Hordern (1893–1967), whose family had developed a chain of department stores in ...

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Charlot [née Huber], Monica (1933–2005), historian and political scientist  

Jean-Claude Sergeant

Charlot [née Huber], Monica (1933–2005), historian and political scientist, was born at 6 Maitland Park Villas, St Pancras, London, on 31 May 1933, the second of three children of Joseph Jacob (Jack) Huber, consular official, and his wife, Doris May, née Fickling...

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Childe, (Vere) Gordon (1892–1957), prehistorian and labour theorist  

Peter Gathercole

Childe, (Vere) Gordon (1892–1957), prehistorian and labour theorist, was born at the rectory of St Thomas's Church in Sydney, New South Wales, on 14 April 1892, the only surviving offspring of the Revd Stephen Henry Childe (1844–1928), rector of St Thomas's Church, and his second wife, ...

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Childe, (Vere) Gordon (1892–1957)  

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(Vere) Gordon Childe (1892–1957) by Lafayette, 1928 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hitchens, Christopher Eric (1949–2011)  

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Christopher Eric Hitchens (1949–2011) by John Dempsie, 1978 ©John Dempsie; Associated News / Rex

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Hitchens, Christopher Eric (1949–2011), journalist and author  

Peter Wilby

Hitchens, Christopher Eric (1949–2011), journalist and author, was born on 13 April 1949 at 3 Nettlecombe Avenue, Southsea, Portsmouth, the elder son of Eric Ernest Hitchens (1909–1987), a Royal Navy commander, and his wife, Yvonne Jeanne (or Jean), née Hickman (d. 1973)...

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Hone, William (1780–1842)  

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William Hone (1780–1842) by William Patten, in or before 1818 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hone, William (1780–1842), political writer and publisher  

Philip W. Martin

Hone, William (1780–1842), political writer and publisher, was born on 3 June 1780 at Bath, the first child of William Hone (1755–1831) and his wife, Frances Maria Stawell (d. 1833).

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Howard, Anthony Michell (1934–2010)  

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Anthony Michell Howard (1934–2010) by Colin McPherson, 2005 © Colin McPherson / Corbis

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Howard, Anthony Michell (1934–2010), journalist and broadcaster  

Peter Wilby

Howard, Anthony Michell (1934–2010), journalist and broadcaster, was born on 12 February 1934 at 38 Cheniston Gardens, Kensington, London, the son of Canon (William) Guy Howard (1902–1981), Church of England clergyman, and his wife, Janet Rymer, née Hogg (1904–1983). He attended Purton Stoke preparatory school...

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Mackintosh, John Pitcairn (1929–1978), political scientist and politician  

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Mackintosh, John Pitcairn (1929–1978), political scientist and politician, was born in Simla, India, on 24 August 1929, the elder of two brothers. He spent his first eleven years in British India where his mother, Mary Victoria Pitcairn, taught at a teacher training college. Her husband, ...

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Maitland, James, eighth earl of Lauderdale (1759–1839)  

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James Maitland, eighth earl of Lauderdale (1759–1839) by Thomas Phillips, 1806 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Maitland, James, eighth earl of Lauderdale (1759–1839), politician and political economist  

Roland Thorne

Maitland, James, eighth earl of Lauderdale (1759–1839), politician and political economist, was born on 26 January 1759 at Hatton House, Ratho, Edinburghshire. He was the eldest surviving son of the six sons and six daughters of James Maitland, seventh earl of Lauderdale (1718–1789)...

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Ricardo, David (1772–1823), political economist  

Terry Peach

Ricardo, David (1772–1823), political economist, was born on 18 April 1772 at 36 Broad Street Buildings in the City of London, the third surviving child of Abraham Israel Ricardo (1733?–1812) and his wife, Abigail Delvalle (1753–1801). Sarah Ricardo Porter was his sister. The ...

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Ricardo, David (1772–1823)  

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David Ricardo (1772–1823) by Thomas Phillips, exh. RA 1821 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Shaw, George Bernard (1856–1950)  

Maker: Augustus John

George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) by Augustus John, 1915 © Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge