What's New: August 2021

August 12, 2021

This month’s update features the lives of three women in the family of William Shakespeare; also, the early promoters of the British Red Cross and St John Ambulance; and modern economic thinkers.

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New and updated subjects - August 2021

Eworth, Hans [Jan Eewouts] (d. 1578/9), painter, jeweller, and goldsmith

Furley, Sir John (1836–1919), promoter of first aid and ambulance organization

Hathaway [married name Shakespeare], Anne (c.1555/56-1623), wife of William Shakespeare

Houghton, (Arthur Leslie Noel) Douglas, Baron Houghton of Sowerby (1898–1996), trade unionist and politician

Hutt, William Harold [Bill] (1899–1988), economist

Hutton, (David) Graham (1904–1988), economist and journalist

Institute of Economic Affairs (act. 1955–?)

Members of the Order of the Companions of Honour

Perrott, Sir Herbert Charles, sixth baronet (1849–1922), charity administrator and organizer of ambulance services

Perrott [née Hare], Ethel Lucy, Lady Perrott (1875–1939), nursing and first aid organizer

Shakespeare [married name Hall], Susanna (1583–1649), daughter of William Shakespeare

Shakespeare [married name Quiney], Judith (1585–1662), second daughter of William Shakespeare

Wincott, Harold Edward (B341906–1969), financial journalist

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