Roy Kinnear

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Roy Kinnear was born in Lancashire in 1934.

His father was a dual sports international and played both Rugby Union and League.

His career started off in Newquay with the repertory theatre. However he is best known for his work on the hit television show That Was The Week That Was.

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David Livingstone

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David Livingstone was born in Blantyre, Scotland in 1813.

His father’s strong Christian faith, he would hand out tracts on his rounds as a door-to-door salesman, has a significant influence on him and he dedicated much of his life to spreading Christianity to Africa.

Livingstone is best remembered for his exploits in Africa where he arrived in 1830.

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Karl Marx

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Karl Heinrich Marx was born in Trier, in the Kingdom of Prussia’s Province of the Lower Rhine which is now in south-west Germany.

Marx married in 1843 to Jenny von Westphalen, the daughter of a prominent Prussian baron.

He is best known for his work ‘The Communist Manifesto’ which was published in 1848 and Das Kapital in 1867.

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John Wayne

Marion Mitchell Morrison was born in Winterset, Iowa on May 26th, 1979. He was born Marion Robert Morrison which his parents changed to Mitchell after deciding to name their next son Robert and he was better know by his stage name John Wayne.

Wayne began his working in the prop department at local film studios and moved into bit parts. Through this work he established a longtime friendship with director John Ford.

His first starring role was in “The Big Trail” in 1930. His screen name of John Wayne was decided for him by the director of “The Big Trail” and Fox Studios Chief Winfield Sheehan. The name stuck and Wayne’s salary of $75/week for bit roles was increased to $105/week once he was cast in the starring role.

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William Blake

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The poet William Blake was born in London on the 28th of November 1757 to a rather bourgeoisie family in which he was the third of seven children.

He was a part of what would become known as the ‘Golden Riots’, an anti-catholic uprising in 1780 which led to the creation of the first Police Force in Britain.

He married in 1792 to Catherine Boucher.

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