What's New: March 2023

March 9, 2023

This month’s update adds nine new articles, many with a focus on lives with a global dimension, including: the twelfth-century Anglo-Norman traveller to Rome, Master Gregory; the Norwich cloth merchant Thomas Baret whose goods found markets throughout Europe; the Scottish surgeon Charles Maitland, who observed the practice of inoculation in the Ottoman Empire; the sculptor Francis Williamson, whose statues of Queen Victoria were unveiled across the British Empire; the international banker Sir Clinton Dawkins; and the artist Christopher Ironside, best-known for his designs for Britain’s decimal coinage, and also for the new coinages of many of the Commonwealth's independent states.  Read the introduction here.

New and updated subjects - March 2023

Baret, Thomas (1636–1711), merchant and textile manufacturer

Dawkins, Sir Clinton Edward (1859–1905), civil servant and banker

Freeth, John [pseud. John Free] (1731–1808), innkeeper and political ballad writer

Garbet, Samuel (1685–1756), schoolmaster, antiquary, and local historian

Ironside, Christopher (1913–1992), artist and designer

Maitland, Charles (1667/8–1748), surgeon and inoculator

Master Gregory [Magister Gregorius] (fl. after 1140), author

Ogle, William (1824–1905), physician and philanthropist

Williamson, Francis John (1833–1920), sculptor

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