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Harold Gresley

Harold Gresley was an English artist. His father and grandfather were also artists. He painted mainly landscapes but also some portraits.

                                               

Phil Taylor (musician)

Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor was a English rock drummer in the British heavy metal band Motorhead from 1975–1984 and 1987-1992 recording ten studio albums and the live album No Sleep til Hammersmith. The classic mark IV Motorhead line-up consiste ...

                                               

George Turner (artist)

Turner was born in Cromford, Derbyshire in England, then moved to Derby with his family. His father Thomas Turner was a tailer and favoured art works, so he adviced his son to learn art and music. Turner made progress mainly by himself, and becam ...

                                               

Joseph Whittaker (botanist)

Joseph Whittaker was a British Botanist who visited South Australia in 1839. 300 plants in Kew Gardens are the collection which Whittaker made during that trip. And 2.200 pressed British plants in Derby Museum and Art Gallery are also Whittakers.

                                               

Poker Alice

Alice Ivers, better known as Poker Alice, was a famous poker player. Her family moved from Devon, England, where she was born, to Virginia, United States, where she went to school and was raised. As an adult, Ivers moved to Leadville, Colorado wh ...

                                               

Tom Roberts

Roberts parents were newspaper editors. The family moved to Australia in 1869. They lived in Collingwood. He worked as a photographers assistant through the 1870s. He studied art at night under Louis Buvelot. He became friends with Frederick McCu ...

                                               

Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin was an English highwayman. He made a lot of money through many criminal activities, such as poaching, burglary, horse theft and murder. He is most famous for highway robbery, on his horse, Black Bess. He was eventually captured and ha ...

                                               

William Tyndale

William Tyndale was an English scholar. He is well known for his translation of the Bible into English, and for his later prosecution and execution. He was influenced by the work of Erasmus, who made the Greek New Testament available in Europe, a ...

                                               

Joseph Blackburne

Joseph Henry Blackburne, nicknamed The Black Death, was the leading British chess Grandmaster during the later part of the 19th century. Blackburne learned the game at the relatively late age of 18 but quickly became a strong player. He went on t ...

                                               

Stephen Hopkins (Mayflower passenger)

Stephen Hopkins He was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620, and signed the Mayflower Compact. He was also an assistant to the Governor of Plymouth Colony in 1636. Hopkins was born in 1581 at Upper Clatford, Hampshire, England and was the son of ...

                                               

Arthur Young (police officer)

Colonel Sir Arthur Edwin Young, KBE, CMG, CVO, KStJ, KPM was a British police officer. He was Commissioner of Police of the City of London from 1950 to 1971 and was also the first head of the Royal Ulster Constabulary to be called the Chief Const ...

                                               

Pope Adrian IV

Adrian IV, born Nicholas Breakspear or Breakspeare, was Pope from 1154 to 1159. Breakspear was an English priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 170th Pope. He is the only Englishman ever to have been Pope.

                                               

John Ball (priest)

John Ball was a Medieval Priest who clashed with the Archbishop of Canterbury after he started performing sermons against Work Service. Ball was later freed by Wat Tyler and began to persuade peasants to join the Peasants Revolt. Ball was later k ...

                                               

William Adams

William Adams, was an English navigator. He was the first Englishman to visit Japan. He was born in Gillingham, Kent, England. Williams father died when his at age 12. He apprenticed to a shipwright, and studied shipbuilding, astronomy, and navig ...

                                               

Gregory Blaxland

Gregory Blaxland was born 17 June 1778 at Fordwich, Kent, England. He was the fourth son of John Blaxland, mayor from 1767 to 1774. His mother was Mary, daughter of Captain Parker, R.N. Gregory attended The Kings School, Canterbury. In July 1799 ...

                                               

Mary Boleyn

Mary Boleyn was the older sister of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII. They had a brother named George Boleyn. There have been many stories and books about Mary Boleyn, so historians are not sure what is true about her.

                                               

Moses Fletcher

Moses Fletcher was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620 and was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact. Fletcher was born in Sandwich in England. He married Mary Evans in 1589 and had 10 children. Fletcher worked as a blacksmith. Fletcher di ...

                                               

Grinling Gibbons

Grinling Gibbons was an Anglo–Dutch sculptor and wood carver. He was famous for his work in England, including St Pauls Cathedral, Blenheim Palace and Hampton Court Palace. Gibons was born and educated in Holland of English parents, his father be ...

                                               

Henry VIII

Henry VIII was the King of England from 1509 until his death in 1547. He is perhaps one of Englands most famous monarchs because he split England from the Roman Catholic Church and the Pope, and because he married six times. Henry VIII increased ...

                                               

Richard Arkwright

Sir Richard Arkwright was an English inventor and a leading entrepreneur during the early Industrial Revolution. He invented the spinning frame. This was later called the water frame after the change to water power. Arkwright patented the technol ...

                                               

William Whewell

William Whewell was an English polymath, Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, and historian of science. He influenced the great scientists of his day: John Herschel, Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell and Michael Faraday. He invented many terms w ...

                                               

Thomas Hooker

Thomas Hooker was a Puritan colonial leader. Hooker founded the Colony of Connecticut after he spoke to leaders in Massachusetts. They allowed him to have a colony there. Hooker was known as an outstanding speaker. He was also a leader of the Chr ...

                                               

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in the Victorian era. He remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. Tennyson was excellent at writing short lyrics like In the valley of Cauteret ...

                                               

Charles Worth

Charles Frederick Worth, widely considered the Father of Haute Couture, was an English fashion designer of the 19th century, whose works were produced in Paris. The Parisien Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture was his conception. It has the leg ...

                                               

Thomas Becket

Thomas Becket was an English priest, and Archbishop of Canterbury, who was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral in 1170. People used to think his name was Thomas a Becket, but it is now known to be wrong. Becket was born in Cheapside, London. He was ...

                                               

John Brooke-Little

John Philip Brooke Brooke-Little was an officer of arms from England. In 1950 he founded "The Coat of Arms" which is the journal of the Heraldry Society of England. 50 years later, for its Golden Jubilee the society published a collection of essa ...

                                               

Emily Davison

Emily Wilding Davison was born in Blackheath in southeast London on 11 October 1872. She studied at Royal Holloway College and at Oxford University, although women were not allowed to take degrees at that time. In 1906, she joined the Womens Soci ...

                                               

Walter Duncan

Walter Duncan was a British painter. He was born in 1848 in London, He died in 1932 in Richmond, London. He completed his early studies in the family with his father Edward Duncan. His father was a member of the "Royal Society of Watercolours" in ...

                                               

Inigo Jones

Inigo Jones was a famous English architect in the early modern period. He was the first person to introduce the architecture of Ancient Rome and the Italian Renaissance to Britain. His buildings were the first in Britain to employ Vitruvian rules ...

                                               

Alicia Markova

Alicia Markova DBE was an English ballerina and choreographer. She also directed and taught ballet. She was the first British dancer to become the prima ballerina of a ballet company. Markova was born and raised in London. She was a founder dance ...

                                               

Bernard Montgomery

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC was a British Army officer. Usually called "Monty", he fought in World War I. In World War II he successfully commanded Allied forces at the Battle of El A ...

                                               

David Ricardo

David Ricardo was a British political economist. He was one of the main thinkers behind Classical economics, together with Thomas Malthus, Adam Smith and John Stuart Mill. Today, he is mostly known for his theory of comparative advantage. This th ...

                                               

Todd Smith

Todd Smith was a British animator, artist, cartoonist, writer, director, activist, controversialist and voice actor. He was best known for creating The Scavangers, a media franchise consisting of Flash animations and webcomics featuring fictional ...

                                               

Roger Williams (theologian)

Roger Williams was an English-American Puritan, and a Calvinist-Baptist theologian. He was widely known as a supporter of religious toleration and separation of church and state. He also supported fair dealings with Native Americans. In 1644, he ...

                                               

Roger Bannister

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister was an English athlete, physician and educator. He is best known for being the first person to run the mile in less than four minutes. Many people thought this was impossible, a natural limit of the human body, until h ...

                                               

Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn was the second wife of King Henry VIII of England and queen consort from 1533 until 1536. She was the mother of Elizabeth I of England. Anne has been called "the most influential and important queen consort England has ever had." It w ...

                                               

George Boleyn

George Boleyn was the brother of his famous sister Anne Boleyn and his other sister Mary Boleyn. His parents were Thomas Boleyn and Elizabeth Howard.

                                               

Boudica

Boudica was the queen of the Celtic Iceni people in Norfolk in the eastern part of Roman Britain. A statue of Boudica was put up in the Westminster area of London in 1902. Her husband Prasutagus ruled an independent client state of Rome. When he ...

                                               

Diana, Princess of Wales

Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. She was one of the most famous women in the world. Diana was apart of the same family of Sir Winston Churchill

                                               

George VI

George VI was born Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor. He was the king of the United Kingdom from 11 December 1936 until he died. He became king when his older brother, Edward VIII, abdicated in 1936 to marry Wallis Simpson. George was marrie ...

                                               

William Hovell

William Hilton Hovell was an English explorer of Australia. Together with Hamilton Hume he explored much of Victoria.

                                               

Horatio Nelson

Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson was an English sea captain in the Royal Navy. He was born at the rectory of the village of Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. Nelson commanded the British fleet during the Napoleonic Wars, fighting the French and Spanish. Nelson ...

                                               

Anna Sewell

Anna Sewell was an English novelist. She is best known as the author of the 1877 novel Black Beauty, one of the top ten best selling novels for children ever written. Anna Sewell was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. After a childhood injury, she ...

                                               

Robert Walpole

Sir Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford was a British politician. He is regarded by many as the first de facto Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The position of prime minister was not actually official at that time. Walpole He was born in Houg ...

                                               

John Wilbye

John Wilbye, was an English composer who was famous for his madrigals. Wilbye was the son of a tanner. He was supported financially by a rich family called Kytson. The Kytsons were very musical and had lots of musical instruments and sheet music ...

                                               

Richard III of England

Richard III was an English king. He reigned from 1483 until 1485, as the last king from the House of Plantagenet. Richard was part of the House of York during the Wars of the Roses. He was the younger brother of King Edward IV. When Edward IV die ...

                                               

John Martin (painter)

John Martin was born in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, on 19 July 1789. He was best known as an author of historical paintings. They were mostly inspirated by the Bible and poetical works. Martins works were usually landscapes with little drawing ...

                                               

Edward, the Black Prince

Edward, the Black Prince was the eldest son of King Edward III of England. Edward was born at Woodstock Palace, near Oxford. He was made Prince of Wales in 1343, and followed his father into battle against France. He became a famous soldier, help ...

                                               

Elizabeth Blount

Elizabeth Blount, often called Bessie Blount, was famous for having an affair with King Henry VIII of England.

                                               

Richard More

Richard More was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620. He became a sailor and later a ship captain. He saved at least one colony from starvation and helped to keep the colonies prosperous by trading goods to and from England and the West Indies. ...