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Anstey, Rhoda (1865–1936), promoter of women's physical education  

Gill Clarke and Ida M. Webb

Anstey, Rhoda (1865–1936), promoter of women's physical education, was born at Jurishayes Farm near Tiverton, Devon, on 15 April 1865, the seventh of nine children and second daughter of John Walters Anstey, a yeoman farmer, and his wife, Susanna Elizabeth, née Manley. She was a natural countrywoman with a great love of the county of her birth; in 1891 she was managing the dairy on the family farm. Little else is known of her early life before she attended ...

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Aspinall, John Victor (1926–2000)  

Maker: Snowdon

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John Victor Aspinall (1926–2000) by Snowdon, 1973 Snowdon / Vogue / Camera Press, London

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Aspinall, John Victor (1926–2000), gambler and zoo owner  

Richard Davenport-Hines

Aspinall, John Victor (1926–2000), gambler and zoo owner, was born on 11 June 1926 at Delhi, India, the second son of Mary Grace (1904–1987), daughter of Clement Samuel Horn, engineer, and wife of Colonel Robert Stivala Aspinall (1895–1954), of the Indian Medical Service (IMS), serving in ...

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Bull, Phil (1910–1989), racehorse owner and punter  

Wray Vamplew

Bull, Phil (1910–1989), racehorse owner and punter, was born on 9 April 1910 at 3 Cemetery Road, Hemsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, the only son and eldest of the three children of William Osborne Bull (c.1870–1954), a coalminer who later became a sanitary inspector, and his wife, ...

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Conway, (William) Martin, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937)  

Maker: Bassano

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(William) Martin Conway, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937) by Bassano, 1895 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Conway, (William) Martin, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937), art historian and mountaineer  

Peter H. Hansen

Conway, (William) Martin, Baron Conway of Allington (1856–1937), art historian and mountaineer, was born on 12 April 1856 at Rochester, Kent, the only son of William Conway, a low-church evangelical vicar of St Nicholas's Church, Rochester, afterwards rector of St Margaret's Church, Westminster...

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Douglas, John Sholto, ninth marquess of Queensberry (1844–1900), sportsman and controversialist  

John Davis

Douglas, John Sholto, ninth marquess of Queensberry (1844–1900), sportsman and controversialist, was born in Florence on 20 July 1844, the first son of Archibald William Douglas, eighth marquess (1818–1858), and Caroline Margaret (1821–1904), daughter of Lieutenant-General Sir William Clayton of Harleyford, Buckinghamshire. He was the brother of the author and traveller ...

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Douglas, John Sholto, ninth marquess of Queensberry (1844–1900)  

Maker: Richard William Thomas

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John Sholto Douglas, ninth marquess of Queensberry (1844–1900) by Richard William Thomas, pubd 1896 Horsham Museum (Horsham District Council); photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dower, Kenneth Cecil Gandar- (1908–1944)  

Maker: unknown photographer

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Kenneth Cecil Gandar- Dower (1908–1944) by unknown photographer, 1937 Getty Images

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Dower, Kenneth Cecil Gandar- (1908–1944), sportsman and explorer  

Jeremy Malies

Dower, Kenneth Cecil Gandar- (1908–1944), sportsman and explorer, was born on 31 August 1908 at his parents' home at 17 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London, the fourth and youngest son of Joseph Wilson Gandar-Dower (1848–1919), of independent means, and his wife, Amelia Frances Germaine (...

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Eden, Sir William, seventh baronet and fifth baronet (1849–1915), sportsman and artist  

A. W. Purdue

Eden, Sir William, seventh baronet and fifth baronet (1849–1915), sportsman and artist, was born at Windlestone Hall, co. Durham, on 4 April 1849, the second son of Sir William Eden, sixth baronet and fourth baronet (1803–1873), and his wife, Elfrida Susanna Harriet, daughter of ...

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Eden, Sir William, seventh baronet and fifth baronet (1849–1915)  

Maker: Prince Paulo Troubetzkoy

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Sir William Eden, seventh baronet and fifth baronet (1849–1915) by Prince Paulo Troubetzkoy © reserved; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stephenson, Tom Criddle (1893–1987)  

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Tom Criddle Stephenson (1893–1987) by unknown photographer, early 1960s [on Barden Moor, Yorkshire dales] Ramblers' Association

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Stephenson, Tom Criddle (1893–1987), writer and promoter of rambling  

Ann Holt

Stephenson, Tom Criddle (1893–1987), writer and promoter of rambling, was born on 12 February 1893 at 181 Pall Mall, Chorley, Lancashire, the first of the nine children of John Stephenson, an engraver of blocks for calico printing, and his wife, Annie Lewis Criddle...

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Tyndall, John (1820–1893)  

Maker: George Richmond

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John Tyndall (1820–1893) by George Richmond, 1864 Royal Institution, London / Bridgeman Art Library

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Tyndall, John (1820–1893), physicist and mountaineer  

W. H. Brock

Tyndall, John (1820–1893), physicist and mountaineer, was born on 2 August 1820 at Leighlinbridge, co. Carlow, Ireland, the son of John Tyndall (1792–1847), shoemaker, constable, and Orangeman, and his wife, Sarah Macassey (d. 1867), daughter of a farmer from Ballinabranna whose maternal ancestors were Quakers....

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Young, Geoffrey Winthrop (1876–1958)  

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Geoffrey Winthrop Young (1876–1958) by unknown photographer Alpine Club Photo Library, London

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Young, Geoffrey Winthrop (1876–1958), mountaineer and educationist  

Peter H. Hansen

Young, Geoffrey Winthrop (1876–1958), mountaineer and educationist, was born on 25 October 1876 in London, the second son of Sir George Young, third baronet (1837–1930), and his wife, Alice Eacy (1840–1922), daughter of Evory Kennedy, a Dublin physician, and widow of Sir Alexander Hutchinson Lawrence, ...