Playwright and novelist. Born Kirriemuir, Scotland. Less than 5 foot tall he was not very successful with women and developed a habit of befriending the families of married friends, playing with th...
Person, Literature, Theatre, Scotland
Sculptor. Born near Conwy, Wales. Other work in London: Molyneux Mausoleum in Kensal Green Cemetery. Died Rome.
Person, Sculpture, Italy, Wales
Locomotive engineer. Born Edinburgh, raised in Derbyshire. Rapidly rose from apprentice to become the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London and North Eastern Railway. Gresley’s big contributio...
Person, Engineering, Scotland
1st Lord Haig. Born Edinburgh into the whisky family. Senior commander during WW1. Initially nicknamed "butcher of the Somme", but then popular before his death. He has since been criticised fo...
Person, Armed Forces, Scotland
Born Edinburgh Castle, son of Mary Queen of Scots. By the age of 13 months his father, Darnley had been murdered and his mother forced to abdicate, making him King James VI of Scotland. He had been...
Person, Royalty, Scotland
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