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Barker, Ronald William George [Ronnie] (1929–2005), actor and comedian, was born on 25 September 1929 at 70 Garfield Street, Bedford, the only son and second of the three children of Leonard William Barker, a clerk for Shell, and his wife, Edith Eleanor, née...

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Ronald William George Barker (1929–2005) by unknown photographer, 1975 Getty Images

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Beesley, Alfred (1799–1847), antiquary, was born into a Quaker family in Banbury, Oxfordshire, on 17 April 1799, the fourth and youngest son of Thomas Beesley (1763–1802), a druggist, and his wife Mary, née Foord (1765–1831). He subsequently left the ...

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Brasbridge, Thomas (1536/7–1593), Church of England clergyman and author, was (according to Anthony Wood) of a Northamptonshire family, but (by his own account) spent his childhood at Banbury, including a period of plague, probably the mid-1540s. He may have been the son of a ...

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Gladys Marie Spencer- Churchill, duchess of Marlborough (1881–1977) by Sir Jacob Epstein, 1917 © Tate, London, 2004; photograph courtesy Sotheby's Picture Library, London

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Churchill, Gladys Marie Spencer- [née Gladys Marie Deacon], duchess of Marlborough (1881–1977), society beauty, was born on 7 February 1881 at the Hotel Brighton in Paris, the eldest of five children of Edward Parker Deacon of Boston (1844–1901) and his wife, Florence Mary (1859–1918)...

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Cope, Sir Anthony (1495/6-1551), landowner and courtier, was the second recorded son of William Cope (c.1440–1513), cofferer to Henry VII, of Hanwell, Oxfordshire, and was the eldest son of William Cope’s second marriage to Jane, daughter of John Spencer...

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Dover, John (1644–1725), lawyer and playwright, was born in October 1644 at Shirley Farm, Barton on the Heath, Warwickshire, and baptized on 28 October, the second son of Captain John Dover (bap. 1614, d. 1696) and his wife, Elizabeth Vade (d...

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Gissing, Algernon Fred (1860–1937), novelist, was born on 25 November 1860 at 55 Westgate, Wakefield, Yorkshire, the third son of Thomas Waller Gissing (1829–1870), a pharmaceutical chemist, and Margaret (1832–1913), the daughter of William Bedford, a solicitor's managing clerk. There Gissing attended Back Lane School...