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Cover Abrahams, Peter (1919-2017)

Abrahams, Peter (1919-2017)  

Maker: Carl Van Vechten

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Peter Abrahams (1919-2017), by Carl Van Vechten, 1955

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Abrahams, Peter (1919–2017), writer  

Jason Frydman

Abrahams, Peter (1919–2017), writer, was born Peter Henry Abrahams Deras on 3 March 1919 in Vrededorp, a slum of Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of an Ethiopian father who had migrated to work in the Johannesburg mines—‘James Henry Abrahams Deras, whose name in Ethiopia was Karim Abdul, son of Ingedi(e) of Addis’ (...

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Æthelflæd [Æthelflæd of Damerham] (d. 975x991), queen of England  

Andrew Wareham

Æthelflæd [Æthelflæd of Damerham] (d. 975x991), queen of England, was the second wife of King Edmund (920/21–946) and elder daughter of Ælfgar, ealdorman of Essex. Æthelflæd’s lifelong interest in the church may have been fostered by her father’s friendship with Theodred...

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Aitken, Martin Jim (1922–2017), archaeological scientist  

Mark Pollard and Michael Tite

Aitken, Martin Jim (1922–2017), archaeological scientist, was born at 16 Priory Road, Stamford, Lincolnshire, on 11 March 1922, the second son of Percy Aitken (1882–1943), an engineer’s draughtsman, and his wife Ethel Annie, née Brittain (1884–1953). After education at ...

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Albeck, (Judith) Patricia [Pat] (1930–2017), textile designer  

Christine Boydell

Albeck, (Judith) Patricia [Pat] (1930–2017), textile designer, was born on 17 March 1930 at 33 Linnaeus Street, Hull, Yorkshire, the youngest of four daughters of Jewish immigrants, Max Albeck (1889/90–1960), furrier, and his wife Sarah, née Freedman...

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Aldiss, Brian Wilson (1925–2017)  

Maker: Godfrey Argent

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Brian Aldiss (1925–2017), by Godfrey Argent, 1969

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Aldiss, Brian Wilson (1925–2017), author  

Peter Guttridge

Aldiss, Brian Wilson (1925–2017), author, was born at Friendly House, Dereham, Norfolk, on 18 August 1925, the son of Stanley Aldiss (1890–1956), draper and outfitter, and his wife, Elizabeth May (Dot), née Wilson (1892–1978). Stanley Aldiss worked at the family department store opened by his father, ...

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Aldred, Joan [née Ferneley] (b. 1546, d. after 1625), Catholic activist and papal pensioner  

Earle Havens

Aldred, Joan [née Ferneley] (b. 1546, d. after 12 Oct 1625), Catholic activist and papal pensioner, was the daughter of John Ferneley of Reed, Hertfordshire. Joan married the London hosier Solomon Aldred (d. 1592) sometime in or before 1578, by which time they likely moved from ...

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Aldridge, Alan Roy (1938–2017), art director and illustrator  

Rick Poynor

Aldridge, Alan Roy (1938–2017), art director and illustrator, was born on 8 July 1938 at the Princess Mary RAF Hospital, Halton, Buckinghamshire, the son of Sydney Roland Aldridge (1904-1984), a corporal in the RAF, based at RAF North Weald, Epping, and his wife, ...

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Alexander, Dame Helen Anne (1957-2017)  

Maker: Charles Milligan

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Dame Helen Alexander (1957-2017), by Charles Milligan

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Alexander, Dame Helen Anne (1957–2017), businesswoman  

Bill Emmott

Alexander, Dame Helen Anne (1957–2017), businesswoman, was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on 10 February 1957, the youngest of three children of Bernard Gustav Alexander (1913–1990), a British barrister, and his wife Tatiana (Tania), née von Benckendorff (1915–2004), a translator and theatrical adviser born in ...

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Alford, Agnes (b. c. 1523, d. after 1587), Catholic recusant and book smuggler  

Earle Havens

Alford, Agnes (b. c. 1523, d. after 1587), Catholic recusant and book smuggler, is of unknown family origins. As early as 1538 she was married to Augustine de Augustinis (c. 1500?–1551), a Venetian-born medical doctor living in England. Her husband’s early career—first as personal physician to Cardinal ...

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Allchin [née Gordon], Bridget (1927–2017), archaeologist and scholar of South Asian prehistory  

Robin Coningham

Allchin [née Gordon], Bridget (1927–2017), archaeologist and scholar of South Asian prehistory, was born at the Acland nursing home in Oxford on 10 February 1927, the daughter of Major Stephen Gordon, of the Indian Army Medical Service, and his wife Elsie, ...

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Allen, John (1660?–1741)  

Maker: Gerard van der Gucht

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John Allen (1660?–1741), by Gerard van der Gucht

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Allington, Edward Thomas (1951–2017), artist and sculptor  

Judith Winter

Allington, Edward Thomas (1951–2017), artist and sculptor, was born on 24 June 1951 at Abbotsholme nursing home in Troutbeck Bridge, Westmorland, the eldest child of Ralph Allington (1922–2009), plumber, and his wife Evelyn, née Hewartson (1919–1989), of Allan Bank, Troutbeck Bridge. He had three younger siblings: a brother, ...

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Anderson, Pamela Sue (1955–2017), philosopher of religion  

Kate Kirkpatrick

Anderson, Pamela Sue (1955–2017), philosopher of religion, was born on 16 April 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the daughter of Lutheran parents, Douglas Anderson, a professor of educational psychology, and his wife Yvonne, née Haglund. She had a brother, Larin, and sisters, Laurie...

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Armstrong, John (1784–1829)  

Maker: F. Englehart

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John Armstrong (1784–1829), by F. Englehart, after John Thurston

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Cover Jones, Antony Charles Robert [Tony] Armstrong-, first earl of Snowdon and Baron Armstrong-Jones (1930–2017)

Jones, Antony Charles Robert [Tony] Armstrong-, first earl of Snowdon and Baron Armstrong-Jones (1930–2017)  

Maker: Roger George Clark

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Antony Armstrong-Jones, first Earl of Snowdon (1930–2017), by Roger George Clark, 1979

© Roger George Clark / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jones, Antony Charles Robert [Tony] Armstrong-, first earl of Snowdon and Baron Armstrong-Jones (1930–2017), photographer, designer, and campaigner for disabled rights  

Richard Weight

Jones, Antony Charles Robert [Tony] Armstrong-, first earl of Snowdon and Baron Armstrong-Jones (1930–2017), photographer, designer, and campaigner for disabled rights, was born at 25 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London, on 7 March 1930, the younger child and only son of Ronald Owen Lloyd (Ronnie) Armstrong-Jones...

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Atkinson, Sir Anthony Barnes [Tony] (1944–2017), economist  

Andrea Brandolini, John Micklewright, and Stephen P. Jenkins

Atkinson, Sir Anthony Barnes [Tony] (1944–2017), economist, was born on 4 September 1944 at the Lydia Beynon Maternity Hospital, Christchurch, Caerleon, Monmouthshire, the youngest of three sons of Norman Joseph Atkinson (1905–1988), a carpentry teacher, and his wife, Esther Muriel, ...