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Aldred, Guy Alfred (1886–1963), anarchist and political propagandist  

Bob Jones

Aldred, Guy Alfred (1886–1963), anarchist and political propagandist, was born on 5 November 1886 at 24 Corporation Buildings, Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, the son of Arthur Alfred Aldred (b. 1864/5), a dramatist, and his wife, Ada Caroline Holdsworth (b. 1866/7). His father had deserted his family by 1892, and he was brought up by his mother, a parasol maker; his maternal grandfather, ...

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Du Moulin, Pierre (d. 1676), political propagandist  

Stuart Handley

Du Moulin, Pierre (d. 1676), political propagandist, was born in Dunois, France, the son of Cyrus Du Moulin (b. 1608), a Reformed church minister, and his wife, Marie de Marbois or Marbais. He came from a family of distinguished Huguenot scholars, which included his grandfather, ...

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Elder, John [Jhone Eldar] (fl. 1533–1565), cartographer and propagandist  

Marcus Merriman

Elder, John [Jhone Eldar] (fl. 1533–1565), cartographer and propagandist, was a native of Caithness—a ‘redshank’, as he styled himself. He was educated on Skye and Lewis before continuing his studies at the universities of St Andrews (where he matriculated in 1533), Aberdeen...

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Ford, Isabella Ormston (1855–1924), socialist propagandist and suffragist  

June Hannam

Ford, Isabella Ormston (1855–1924), socialist propagandist and suffragist, was born on 23 May 1855 at St John's Hill, Clarendon Road, Headingley, Leeds, the eighth and youngest child of Robert Lawson Ford (1809–1878), solicitor and landowner, and his wife, Hannah (1814–1886), the daughter of ...

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Gould, Philip, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011), political strategist  

Alex May

Gould, Philip, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011), political strategist, was born in Wallington, Sutton, Surrey, on 30 March 1950, the son of Wilfred Caleb Gould (1913–1992), a primary school head teacher, and his wife, Fennigien Anna, née de Jager (1917–1972). He had a younger sister, ...

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Gould, Philip, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011)  

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Philip Gould, Baron Gould of Brookwood (1950–2011) by Richard Watt, pubd 2011 © Richard Watt / Telegraph Media Group Limited 2014

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Henrisoun, James (d. before 1570), merchant and propagandist  

Marcus Merriman

Henrisoun, James (d. before 1570), merchant and propagandist, was apparently a native of Edinburgh and by 1527 owned land on the south side of the High Street. He made his living principally by trading to the Low Countries, where he bought military supplies for the crown. In this he co-operated with ...

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Hollis, Thomas (1720–1774), political propagandist  

Colin Bonwick

Hollis, Thomas (1720–1774), political propagandist, was born in London on 14 April 1720, the only child of Thomas Hollis (d. 1735) and the daughter of a Mr Scott of Wolverhampton, in whose household he lived until he was four or five years old. His great-great-grandfather had been a Baptist whitesmith in ...

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Hornby, Charles (bap. 1670?, d. 1739), political pamphleteer and public servant  

Brian Barber

Hornby, Charles (bap. 1670?, d. 1739), political pamphleteer and public servant, was probably baptized at St Mary the Virgin, Eton, Buckinghamshire, on 14 October 1670, the eldest of the three surviving children of the Yorkshire-born Joseph Hornby (1646/7–1718), an attorney of Furnivall's Inn...

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Joyce, William Brooke [Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946)  

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William Brooke Joyce [Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946) by unknown photographer, c. 1942 Getty Images

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Joyce, William Brooke [known as Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946), fascist and propaganda broadcaster  

Siân Nicholas

Joyce, William Brooke [known as Lord Haw-Haw] (1906–1946), fascist and propaganda broadcaster, was born on 24 April 1906 at 1377 Herkimer Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA, the first of three sons of Michael Francis Joyce (1869/70–1941), builder and contractor, originally of co. Mayo, Ireland...

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Macdonnell, Alexander (1798–1835), chess player  

Thomas Seccombe

revised by Julian Lock

Macdonnell, Alexander (1798–1835), chess player and propagandist for slave owners, was born in Belfast, the son of Alexander Macdonnell (d. 21 April 1843), a Belfast physician. He was intended for a career in commerce, and carried on an extensive business at Demerara...

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Markland, James Heywood (1788–1864), antiquary, bibliophile, and pro-slavery publicist  

W. P. Courtney

revised by Bernard Nurse

Markland, James Heywood (1788–1864), antiquary, bibliophile, and pro-slavery publicist, was born at Ardwick Green, Manchester, on 7 December 1788, the fourth and youngest son of Robert Markland (1747–1828), a check and fustian manufacturer at Manchester, who afterwards succeeded to the estate of ...

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McMillan, Margaret (1860–1931)  

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Margaret McMillan (1860–1931) by Bassano, 1930 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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McMillan, Margaret (1860–1931), socialist propagandist and educationist  

Carolyn Steedman

McMillan, Margaret (1860–1931), socialist propagandist and educationist, was born on 19 July 1860 at Throgg's Neck, Westchester county, New York, the second of the three daughters of James McMillan (c.1830–1865), landscape gardener and estate manager, and his wife, Jane (d...

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Middleton [née Cox], Lucy Annie (1894–1983)  

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Lucy Middleton (1894–1983), by Bassano Ltd, c. 1950

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Middleton [née Cox], Lucy Annie (1894–1983), socialist propagandist and politician  

June Hannam

Middleton [née Cox], Lucy Annie (1894–1983), socialist propagandist and politician, was born at Albert Road, Keynsham, Somerset, on 9 May 1894, the third of four children of Sidney John Cox (1864–1949), a wire drawer, and his wife, Ada, née Britten, both of whom were of rural working-class origins. ...

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Percy, Alan Ian, eighth duke of Northumberland (1880–1930), politician and propagandist  

Philip Williamson

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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Petyt [Petit], William (1640/41–1707), lawyer and political propagandist  

Janelle Greenberg

Petyt [Petit], William (1640/41–1707), lawyer and political propagandist, was born at Storiths, near Bolton Abbey, Skipton in Craven, Yorkshire, the son of William Petyt, a landowner and lawyer of Bolton Abbey and Barnard's Inn. He was educated at Skipton School and, according to the college's records, matriculated from ...