Person    | Male  Born 1691  Died 1768

Arthur Onslow

Arthur Onslow

Electred Speaker of the House of Commons in 1728, a post he held for a record-setting 33 years. Born Chelsea. View from the Mirror credits Onslow with the invention of kerbstones.

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Arthur Onslow

Arthur Onslow (1691 - 1768), Speaker of the House of Commons from 1728 to 176...

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St Margaret's new tower - 1736

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Old Poplar Town Hall

Old Poplar Town Hall

At Poplar High Street, Woodstock Terrace corner. Listed Grade 2, architects: Hills, Fletcher and Harstons. Built in 1870 for the Poplar District Board of Works, which in 1900 became the Poplar Boro...

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Kotoku Shusui

Kotoku Shusui

Born as Denjiro Kotoku. Kotoku Shusui was his pen-name. Anarchist who translated anarchist writings into Japanese. Went to the USA in 1905-6. Executed for treason by the Japanese government.

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Horatio ('Horace') Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford

Horatio ('Horace') Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford

Writer and collector. Youngest son of Sir Robert Walpole. His gothic novel "The Castle of Otranto"' was published in 1764. But his passion was his gothic creation, his house at Strawberry Hill,...

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Joseph Chamberlain

Joseph Chamberlain

Born Camberwell, London. Moved to Islington in 1845. In 1854, aged 18, he moved to Birmingham, where he made his fortune in the screw-making business. Related to and in business with the Nettlefold...

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Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Baronet

Sir George Cornewall Lewis, 2nd Baronet

Home Secretary 1859-60. Born London. Before entering politics Lewis studied linguistics and published a number of books throughout his life.

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