Monthly Archives: January 2014

Victorian Celebrity: Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet – Abolitionist and Social Reformer

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, 1st Baronet (1 April 1786 – 19 February 1845) was an English Member of Parliament, brewer, abolitionist and social reformer. Buxton was born at Castle Hedingham, Essex. His father was also named Thomas Fowell Buxton. His … Continue reading

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Victorian Happenings: The Slavery Abolition Act 1833

The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (citation 3 & 4 Will. IV c. 73) was an 1833 Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom abolishing slavery throughout the British Empire (with the exceptions “of the Territories in the Possession of … Continue reading

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Victorian Celebrity: Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s Daughter, English Mathematician, and First Computer Programmer

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Thomas Lord, Professional Cricketer and Founder of Lord’s Cricket Ground

Thomas Lord (23 November 1755 – 13 January 1832) was an English professional cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1787 to 1802. He made a brief comeback, playing in one further match in 1815. Overall, Lord made 90 known appearances … Continue reading

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Victorian Celebrity: Joseph Livesey, Temperance Campaigner and Social Reformer

Joseph William Livesey (5 March 1794 – 2 September 1884) was an English temperance campaigner, social reformer, local politician, writer, publisher, newspaper proprietor and philanthropist. Early Life Livesey was born on 5 March 1794 at Walton-le-Dale near Preston, Lancashire, the … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Archibald Cochrane, 9th Earl of Dundonald

Archibald Cochrane, 9th Earl of Dundonald (1 January 1748 – 1 July 1831) was a Scottish nobleman and inventor. Life The son of Thomas Cochrane, 8th Earl of Dundonald, he joined the British Army as a youth and also served … Continue reading

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Victorian Happenings: The Rebecca Riots in Wales

The Rebecca Riots took place between 1839 and 1843 in South and Mid Wales. They were a series of protests undertaken by local farmers and agricultural workers in response to perceived unfair taxation. The rioters, often men dressed as women, … Continue reading

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