Category: Military Leaders
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Admiral Lord Nelson
Posted: 16 March 2011 in Military Leaders
Tags: american war of independence, battle of trafalgar, horatio nelson, north west passage, royal navy

Horatio Nelson was born on 29 September 1758, at Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk. His father, Rev Edmund Nelson, was the local rector of All Saints’ Church. His mother, Catherine Suckling, was related to Sir Robert Walpole, the man generally credited with being Britain’s first prime minister. Nelson entered the navy in 1771, through the good […]

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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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Charlemagne
Posted: 13 October 2010 in Kings & Queens, Military Leaders
Tags: europe, holy roman empire, medieval ruler

Charlemagne is believed to have been born in 742, the eldest son of Pepin the Short and Bertrada of Laon. Not much is known of his early life prior to the death of his father in 768, at which time the Frankish kingdom was split between Charlemagne and Carloman, his brother. A little over three […]

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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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