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Garbrand, John (1541/2–1589), Church of England clergyman and literary executor, was the third surviving son of Garbrand Harkes [later Herks Garbrand] (fl. 1539–1590), bookseller, who fled from religious persecution in the Netherlands and settled in Oxford. On 3 April 1539 the state authorities recorded that ...

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Merlin [Myrddin] (supp. fl. 6th cent.), poet and seer, is a figure whose historicity is not proven. He is known in Welsh sources as Myrddin and from the twelfth century also as Merlinus or Merlin. No definite conclusion can be drawn from Myrddin's...

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M'Quhae, William (1737–1823), Church of Scotland minister and friend of James Boswell, was born on 1 May 1737, the eldest child of David M'Quhae, Wigtown magistrate, and Margaret Laurie. After graduating MA in 1756 at the University of Glasgow, where he was a favourite pupil of ...

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Summers, (Augustus) Montague [name in religion Alphonsus Joseph-Mary] (1880–1948), literary scholar, occultist, and eccentric, was born in Pembroke Lodge, Clifton, near Bristol, on 10 April 1880, the youngest of the seven children of Augustus William Summers, a wealthy banker, and his wife, ...

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Georgina Cowper- Temple, Lady Mount-Temple (1821?–1901) by Robert Thorburn The Collection of Pictures, Helmingham Hall. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Temple, Georgina Cowper- [née Georgina Tollemache], Lady Mount-Temple (1821?–1901), religious enthusiast, was born on 8 October, probably in 1821 in Ireland, the ninth daughter and twelfth child of Admiral Richard Delap Halliday (1772–1837), who in 1821 assumed the name and arms of ...