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Edwin Arnold

Edwin Arnold

Died 24/3/1904, 113 years ago

Journalist and poet, Born at Gravesend. In 1852 he obtained the Newdigate prize for his first poem, 'The Feast of Belshazzar' ('High on a throne of ivory and gold, From crown to footstool clad in p...

Person, Poetry, Journalism / Publishing, India, USA

1 memorial

Philomena Davidson Davis

Philomena Davidson Davis

Born 24/3/1949, 68 years ago

Born London.First female president of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Person, Sculpture

1 memorial

8th Duke of Devonshire, Spencer Compton

8th Duke of Devonshire, Spencer Compton

Died 24/3/1908, 109 years ago

Statesman. Born Lancashire. Previously known as the Marquess of Hartington, or in the gossip columns as Harty-Tarty. Close friend of Edward VII. Had a serious affair with Skittles in 1859 - 186...

Person, Politics & Administration, France

1 memorial

John Passmore Edwards

John Passmore Edwards

Born 24/3/1823, 194 years ago

Political and social reformer, politician, peace activist, and anti-slavery campaigner he became one of the most successful newspaper proprietors of his time.  Born in a small Cornish village and e...

Person, Journalism / Publishing, Peace, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Race Issues, Social Welfare

4 memorials

Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I

Died 24/3/1603, 414 years ago

Daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Born Greenwich Palace.  Succeeded her half-sister Queen Mary I.  Reigned: 1553 - 1603.   Never married, no children, so followed by James I.

Person, Royalty, Seriously Famous

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