Arthur Christopher Benson ( 24 April, 1862 – 17 June, 1925) was one of six children of Edward White Benson, a late nineteenth-century Archbishop of Canterbury. An uncle of the family was philosopher Henry Sidgwick. The Benson family were exceptionally literate and accomplished, but their history was somewhat tragic. A son and daughter died young, and another daughter, as well as A C himself, suffered badly from a mental condition that was probably manic-depressive psychosis, which they had inherited from their father. None of the children ever married. ...more on Wikipedia about "A. C. Benson"
Alan Rusbridger (born December 29 1953) has been editor of The Guardian since 1995. He was previously a reporter, columnist, features editor and deputy editor of The Guardian. He worked for The Observer and as Washington Editor of the London Daily News before returning to The Guardian in 1987. ...more on Wikipedia about "Alan Rusbridger"
Marshal of the Royal Air Force Arthur William Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder ( July 11 1890– June 3 1967) was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force and a significant British commander during World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "Arthur Tedder, 1st Baron Tedder"
Bamber Gascoigne (born 1935) is a British television presenter and author. ...more on Wikipedia about "Bamber Gascoigne"
Charles Kingsley ( July 12 1819 – January 23 1875) was an English novelist, particularly associated with the West Country. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Kingsley"
Charles Stewart Parnell ( June 27 1846 – October 6 1891) was an Irish political leader and one of the most important figures in 19th century Ireland and the United Kingdom; William Ewart Gladstone thought him the most remarkable person he had ever met. A future Liberal Prime Minister, Herbert Henry Asquith, described him as one of the three or four greatest men of the nineteenth century, while Lord Haldane described him as the strongest man the British House of Commons had seen in 150 years. ...more on Wikipedia about "Charles Stewart Parnell"
Gavin Hastings, OBE (born January 3, 1962 in Edinburgh) of Watsonians, Cambridge University Rugby Football Club, Scotland national rugby union team and the British and Irish Lions was an outstanding rugby player of his generation, winning 61 caps for Scotland, 20 of which as captain. He played fullback, and captained the Lions on the tour to New Zealand in 1993. He is the all-time record points scorer in the Scotland national rugby union team. Nickname: "Big Gav". ...more on Wikipedia about "Gavin Hastings"
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George Herbert Leigh Mallory ( June 18 1886 – June 1924) was a British mountaineer. ...more on Wikipedia about "George Mallory"
Henry Dunster ( November 26, 1609 – February 27, 1659) was an English-American Puritan clergyman and educator. Born at Baleholt, Bury, Lancashire, England to Henry Dunster Sr (1582–1626) and Isabelle Kaye (1583–1643), Dunster studied and graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England specializing in oriental languages and temporarily became a teacher there until he emigrated to Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts in 1640. When Master Nathaniel Eaton was dismissed in 1639 as the first leader of the recently-established Harvard College, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dunster was appointed as his successor. Thus on August 27, 1640 Dunster became the first president of Harvard. (For a discussion of Dunster's choice of the title "president" see President, history of the term.) He modeled Harvard's educational system on that of the English universities, which included that of Eton College as well as Cambridge University. ...more on Wikipedia about "Henry Dunster"
John Cody Fidler-Simpson (born August 9, 1944), commonly known as John Simpson, is a British journalist who currently holds the role of World Affairs Editor for the BBC. He also presents the current affairs programme Simpson's World and is a columnist for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Simpson"
Sir Michael Scudamore Redgrave, KBE ( March 20, 1908 — March 21, 1985) was an English actor and the son of the Australian silent film star Roy Redgrave and the actress Margaret Scudamore. Born in Bristol he graduated from Cambridge University and was briefly a schoolmaster at Cranleigh school in Surrey before becoming an actor in 1934. His first major film role was in Alfred Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes in 1938. ...more on Wikipedia about "Michael Redgrave"
Nicholas Le Quesne Nick Herbert (born April 7, 1963) is a British politician and the Conservative Member of Parliament for Arundel and South Downs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Nick Herbert"
Sir Samuel Morland ( 1625 – 30 December 1695) was a notable English academic, diplomat, spy, inventor and mathematician of the 17th century, a polymath credited with early developments in relation to computing, hydraulics and steam power. ...more on Wikipedia about "Samuel Morland"
Samuel Pepys, FRS ( 23 February 1633 – 26 May 1703) was an English naval administrator and Member of Parliament. Although he had no maritime experience, he rose by hard work and his talent for administration to be the Chief Secretary to the Admiralty under King James II. He was one of the first to apply methodical research and careful record keeping to the business of government, and his influence was important in the early development of the British Civil Service. ...more on Wikipedia about "Samuel Pepys" http://www.shortopedia.com , this is it!
Thomas Cranmer ( July 2, 1489 - March 21, 1556) was the protestant Archbishop of Canterbury during the reigns of the English kings Henry VIII and Edward VI. He wrote two prayerbooks and is considered to be the founder of the Church of England. In 1556 he was burned at the stake by the Roman Catholic Queen Mary I and is among the first Anglican martyrs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Thomas Cranmer"
Air Chief Marshal Sir Trafford Leigh-Mallory KCB, DSO and Bar ( 11 July 1892 - 14 November 1944) was a senior commander in the Royal Air Force in World War II and the highest-ranking British officer to die in the war. ...more on Wikipedia about "Trafford Leigh-Mallory"
William Donaldson ( January 4, 1935 - June 22, 2005) was a British satirist, writer, rake and playboy, author of The Henry Root Letters. ...more on Wikipedia about "William Donaldson"
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