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Atkyns [née Walpole], Charlotte (c. 1758–1836), actress and political activist  

Adrienne Scullion

Atkyns [née Walpole], Charlotte (c. 1758–1836), actress and political activist, was probably born in co. Westmeath, Ireland about 1758, according to her later biographers Frédéric Barbey and E. E. P. Tisdall. She was the youngest of three daughters of Robert Walpole (...

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Evans, Meredydd (Merȇd) (1919–2015), writer, broadcaster, and political activist  

Geraint H. Jenkins

Evans, Meredydd (Merȇd) (1919–2015), writer, broadcaster, and political activist, was born on 9 December 1919 at Top Pentre, Llanegryn, Merioneth, the youngest of eleven children of Richard Evans, motor driver, later quarryman, and his wife Charlotte, née Pugh. His Christian name was given on his birth certificate as ...

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Markov, Georgi Ivanov (1929–1978)  

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Georgi Ivanov Markov (1929–1978) by unknown photographer Rex Features

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Markov, Georgi Ivanov (1929–1978), writer and dissident  

R. J. Crampton

Markov, Georgi Ivanov (1929–1978), writer and dissident, was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 1 March 1929. His father, Ivan Markov, was an army officer in the royalist Bulgarian army. This fact coloured Markov's early life. After the communist seizure of power at the end of the Second World War young men and women from such backgrounds suffered discrimination, and for this reason ...

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McWhirter, Norris Dewar (1925–2004), author, publisher, and political campaigner  

Dennis Barker

McWhirter, Norris Dewar (1925–2004), author, publisher, and political campaigner, was born at 10 Branscombe Gardens, Winchmore Hill, London, on 12 August 1925, the second of three sons of William Allan McWhirter (1888–1955), managing director of Associated Newspapers and Northcliffe Newspapers, and his wife, ...

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Nolan, Margaret Ann (1943–2020), actress, artist, and political activist  

Melanie Williams

Nolan, Margaret Ann (1943–2020), actress, artist, and political activist, was born on 29 October 1943—along with her non-identical twin sister, (Mary) Geraldine—in Hampstead, London, the daughter of John Norman (Jack) Nolan, an army clerk, later a printer, and his wife ...

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Redgrave, Corin William (1939–2010), actor and political activist  

Neil Sinyard

Redgrave, Corin William (1939–2010), actor and political activist, was born at 102 Clifton Hill, St John's Wood, London, on 16 July 1939, the only son of Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave (1908–1985), actor, and his wife, Rachel Kempson (1910–2003), actress. He was the brother of the actresses ...

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Robeson, Paul Leroy (1898–1976), actor, singer, and political activist  

Hakim Adi

Robeson, Paul Leroy (1898–1976), actor, singer, and political activist, was born on 9 April 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. He was the youngest of five children and fourth son of William Drew Robeson (1845–1918), a former runaway slave and Presbyterian minister, and his wife, ...

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Robeson, Paul Leroy (1898–1976)  

Maker: Madame Yevonde

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Paul Leroy Robeson (1898–1976) by Madame Yevonde, 1930s © Yevonde Portrait Archive; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wood, Lynn Faulds (1948–2020)  

Maker: Peter Brooker

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Lynn Faulds Wood (1948–2020), by Peter Brooker, 1986

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Wood, Lynn Faulds (1948–2020), journalist, broadcaster, and campaigner  

Clive Jones

Wood, Lynn Faulds (1948–2020), journalist, broadcaster, and campaigner, was born in Hillhead, Glasgow, on 28 March 1948, one of four children of James Rodger (Jim) Wood, accountant and general secretary of the Scottish Youth Hostels Association, and his wife, Betty, née McNab, a journalist whose work appeared in the ...