Sir Isaac Newton

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Born in 1643 Isaac Newton is known as one of the most influential people in history.

His best known work Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica is considered one of the greatest and most significant books in the history of science.

Many people associate Isaac Newton with the story of the apple whereby, while sitting under a tree and apple fell and hit him on the head. It is from the experience that Newton derived the Theory of Gravity.

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Charles Darwin

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Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shropshire in the 12th February 1809, he was the fifth of 6 children to Robert and Susannah Darwin.

He originally became an apprentice Doctor to follow in his father’s footsteps however his interest in natural history soon prevailed.

Darwin is best known for this Theory of Evolution which was published in 1859.

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George Julian Harney

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George Julian Harney was a leader of the Chartist movement formed in 19th century Britain.

He was born in Deptford in south-east London to the son of a seaman and his working class roots would go a long way to forging his political activism.

Harney was the editor of a publication entitled The Poor Man’s Guardian and was imprisoned on three separate occasions for selling this paper.

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Clementina Black

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Born in Brighton in 1854 to the David Black, a successful solicitor, and Maria Patten a talented portrait painter.

In 1886 Clementina became acquainted with Eleanor Marx, daughter of Karl Marx, and this was to form the basis of her political beliefs and activism.

She quickly became involved in the Women’s Trade Union League and, that same year, was elevated to the position of honorary secretary.

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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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