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Born Stafford. A chartered accountant, in 1916 we find him appointed to wind up a number of companies who were prosecuted under the Trading with the Enemy Amendment Act, 1916. Churchwarden of St ...
Person, Politics & Administration
Mathematician and astronomer. Argued that the Sun, not the Earth, was the centre of the universe.
Person, Science, Poland
The original Pearly King. Born in the St Pancras Workhouse (now, 2015, the St Pancras Hospital, immediately north of St Pancras Gardens). His mother was in and out of the workhouse, sometimes givin...
Person, Tourism / Traditions
Portuguese nobleman who sailed around the Cape of Good Hope, the southern tip of Africa, in 1488, the first European known to do so since ancient times.
Person, Exploring, Africa, Portugal
Born Kidderminster. Died Monkwell Street. Buried in Bunhill burial ground.
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