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Arnold, Thomas (c. 1742–1816), physician and mad-doctor, was born about 1742 in Leicester, the second son of William Arnold (c.1695–c.1770), a baker, who was also an eminent local Anabaptist and mad-house proprietor, and his wife, Sarah, née Freer (...

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Aston, Hugh (d. 1558), composer and choirmaster, is of obscure origins. He became one of the foremost church musicians of his generation, the peer of John Taverner, and yet biographers have sometimes confused him with namesakes. He is not Hugh Aston, canon of ...

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Berry, Charles (1783–1877), Unitarian minister, was born on 10 November 1783 at Romsey, Hampshire, the third of four sons of the Revd John Berry (1757–1821), Independent minister at Shaftesbury (1778–80), Romsey (1780–94), and West Bromwich (1794–6), then classical tutor at Homerton College (1797–1800), minister at ...

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Bickerstaffe, William (bap. 1728, d. 1789), schoolmaster and antiquary, was baptized at St Mary de Castro, Leicester, on 18 August 1728, the eldest child and only son of William Bickerstaffe (c.1697–1739), glazier, and Hannah How (1697–1769), daughter of Joseph and Mary How...

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Biggs, John (1801–1871), hosier and political reformer, was born at Leicester, first of the seven children of John Biggs (1774–1827), hosier, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Heggs (1780–1862), of Arnesby, Leicestershire. By the time his father died in 1827 the firm of John Biggs & Sons...

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Blount, Sir Walter (d. 1403), soldier and diplomat, of Barton Blount, Derbyshire, was the third son of Sir John Blount (d. 1358) of Sodington, Worcestershire, and of his first wife, Iseult, daughter and heir of Thomas Mountjoy of Gayton, Staffordshire. Immortalized by ...

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Breteuil, Robert de, fourth earl of Leicester (d. 1204), magnate, was the second son of Robert de Breteuil, third earl of Leicester (c. 1130–1190), and Petronilla de Grandmesnil (d. 1212), daughter of Guillaume de Grandmesnil. Roger, bishop of St Andrews, was his brother....

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Breteuil, Robert de [Robert ès Blanchmains, Robert the Whitehanded, Robert de Beaumont], third earl of Leicester (c. 1130–1190), magnate, was the only son of Robert, second earl of Leicester (d. 1168), justiciar, and Amice, daughter of Ralph de Gael. His parents married c...

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Carte, Samuel (1652–1740), antiquary and Church of England clergyman, was born on 21 October 1652 at Coventry, Warwickshire, the son of Thomas Carte, clothier. He was educated at the free school in Coventry before attending Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated BA in 1673 and MA in 1675. He was ordained deacon in 1673 and priest in 1677. His wife, ...