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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)  

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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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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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Williams, Edward Francis, Baron Francis-Williams (1903–1970), author and publicist  

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Williams, Edward Francis, Baron Francis-Williams (1903–1970), author and publicist, was born on 10 March 1903 at St Martins, Shropshire, where his father, John Edmund Williams, had a farm. His mother was Sally Francis, from Montgomery, just across the border in Wales. His schooling was entirely in ...