Category: Politicians
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Julius Caesar
Posted: 20 October 2010 in Military Leaders, Politicians
Tags: caesar, roman empire

Gaius Julius Caesar was born on 13 July 100BC. His father’s name was also Gaius Julius Caesar, and his mother was Aurelia Cotta, whose family had some influence in Roman society. Caesar’s father died in 85BC, making the 15 year old Caesar head of his family. The following year he married Cornelia, the daughter of […]

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Oliver Cromwell
Posted: 9 October 2010 in Military Leaders, Politicians, Religious Personalities
Tags: british politics, Charles I, Charles II, democracy, English Civil War, lord protector, Oliver Cromwell, Parliament

Oliver Cromwell was born on 25 April 1599, in Huntingdon, not far from Cambridge. He was directly descended from Catherine Cromwell, a sister of Thomas Cromwell, one of the many associates Henry VIII had executed after they had fallen into disfavour. His father Robert was the younger son of a knight, but, as the younger […]

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Sir Winston Churchill
Posted: 20 April 2009 in Politicians
Tags: british politics, conservative mp, second world war, war leaders, winston churchill

Winston Spencer Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, on 30th November 1874. He was the son of Lord Randolph Churchill and Jennifer Jerome, the daughter of an American millionaire. He was educated at St George’s School at Ascot, Brunswick School in Hove, and lastly at Harrow School in West London. His academic career was […]

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Sir Robert Walpole (Britain’s first Prime Minister)
Posted: 6 February 2009 in Politicians
Tags: britain, british politics, duke of marlborough, queen anne, representative democracy, robert walpole, whig politician

Robert Walpole was born in Houghton, Norfolk on 26 August 1676, the son of a Whig politician and MP, also named Robert Walpole. He was educated, between 1690 and 1698, first at Eton College and then King’s College, Cambridge. As the youngest son of an English aristocrat he would have had little expectation of inheriting […]

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