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1. James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan – Lieutenant General James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan KCB was an officer in the British Army who commanded the Light Brigade during the Crimean War. He led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava, throughout his life in politics and his long military career he characterised the arrogant and extravagant aristocrat of the period. His progression through the Army was marked by episodes of extraordinary incompetence. James Brudenell was born in a modest, by the standards of the Brudenell family, manor house at Hambleden, Buckinghamshire. In February 1811 his father inherited the Cardigan earldom, along with the estates and revenues that went with it. James accordingly became Lord Brudenell, and took up residence in the most grand of households and he made good academic progress, but after he had settled a quarrel with another pupil by an organised fist-fight, his father removed him from the school. He was subsequently educated at home, here, as the only son among seven sisters, he developed into something of a spoilt child, accustomed to getting his own way. This is seen as a cause of his arrogance and stubbornness in later life. Brudenell was a rider and, inspired by the decisive role of cavalry at the battle of Waterloo, his wish was to purchase a commission in a fashionable regiment. His father, however, mindful of preserving the family pedigree from risk of battle, instead in November 1815 he was sent up to Christ Church, Oxford, as an aristocrat he was automatically granted admission without examination. He left in his third year—aristocrats with no academic bent were released only two years—but despite showing some aptitude, he did not take a degree. The intention was to give Brudenell a grounding in parliamentary affairs before, eventually, Brudenells first action on leaving Oxford was not to take his parliamentary seat but, as was traditional for wealthy young men of the time, to take the Grand Tour. His itinerary, with Russia and Sweden included, was more extensive than the destinations of France. The trip allowed Brudenell to enjoy the pleasures of both cultural and social opportunities afforded by the countries he visited. On his return Brudenell took his seat in the House of Commons, naturally on the ruling, Tory, side of the House. His contribution to government was minimal, he served with parliamentarians, such as Canning, Peel and Castlereagh, of commitment and intellect. On one issue, however, he made a stand, in 1829 his party introduced a bill allowing limited Catholic emancipation but his patron, cousin Charles, instructed him to oppose it. In three crucial votes Brudenell abstained, because of his admiration for Wellington, the bills sponsor and his return to parliament in 1830 cost him dearlyJames Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan – Lieutenant-General James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan
2. Diana, Princess of Wales – Diana, Princess of Wales, was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. Diana was born into a family of British nobility with royal ancestry and was the child and third daughter of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp. She grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, in 1975, after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, she became known as Lady Diana Spencer. She came to prominence in February 1981 when her engagement to Prince Charles was announced and her wedding to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981, held at St Pauls Cathedral, reached a global television audience of over 750 million people. While married, Diana bore the titles Princess of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, Duchess of Rothesay, the marriage produced two sons, the princes William and Harry, who were then respectively second and third in the line of succession to the British throne. As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and she was celebrated for her charity work and for her support of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. She was involved with dozens of charities including Londons Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media attention and public mourning were extensive after her death in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997, Diana was born on 1 July 1961, in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. She was the fourth of five children of John Spencer, Viscount Althorp, the Spencer family has been closely allied with the British Royal Family for several generations. Both of Dianas grandmothers had served as ladies-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, on 30 August 1961, Diana was baptised at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Sandringham, with wealthy commoners as godparents. Diana had three siblings, Sarah, Jane, and Charles and her infant brother, John, died shortly after his birth one year before Diana was born. The desire for an added strain to the Spencers marriage. Diana grew up in Park House, situated on the Sandringham estate, the Spencers leased the house from its owner, Queen Elizabeth II. The Royal Family frequently holidayed at the neighbouring Sandringham House, and Diana played with Princes Andrew, Diana was seven years old when her parents divorced. Her mother later had an affair with Peter Shand Kydd and married him in 1969, Diana lived with her mother in London during her parents separation in 1967, but during that years Christmas holidays, Lord Althorp refused to let Diana return to London with Lady Althorp. Shortly afterwards he won custody of Diana with support from his former mother-in-law, Ruth Roche, in 1972, Lord Althorp began a relationship with Raine, Countess of Dartmouth, the only daughter of Alexander McCorquodale and Dame Barbara Cartland. They married at Caxton Hall, London in 1976, as an upper-class child at the time, Diana was first educated under the supervision of her governess, Gertrude Allen. She began her education at Silfield Private School in Gayton, Norfolk, and moved to Riddlesworth Hall School, an all-girls boarding school near DissDiana, Princess of Wales – The Princess of Wales raising money for cancer research in Chicago, Illinois, June 1996
3. Michel Le Vassor – Michel le Vassor was a French Oratorian priest and author, who became a Protestant in exile in England. He is known for theological, historical and political works and he was born in Orléans about 1648. Influenced by Nicolas Malebranche, but also close to Jansenist in his view, in fact Le Vassors lectures on grace after Malebranche, given at Saint-Magloire, set off a substantial public debate involving Arnauld. Le Vassor left the Oratorians in 1690, in 1695 he was converted to Protestantism, and went to England via the Netherlands. There he was supported by William Bentinck, 1st Earl of Portland and he became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1702. Le Vassors Traité de la véritable religion was an attack on the criticism of Richard Simon, Jean Le Clerc. The basis needed was an emphasis on design in nature, the innateness of belief in a providential God. The design argument was used also at this time by Jacob Abbadie and Le Clerc, Simon defended himself against Le Vassor in 1689 with an Apology, published in the name of a nephew. In the same year Le Vassor published some New Testament paraphrases, the anonymous Les Soupirs de la France esclave has been attributed to Le Vassor, the traditional attribution to Pierre Jurieu is now much contested. It touched on economic themes under the ancien régime, was published in 15 parts, Le Vassors Lettres dun gentilhomme français, published at Liège, discussed a proposed French poll tax. Traité de la manière dexaminer les différends de religion was seen as a work of apologetics on behalf of the Church of England, the letters were in the collection of Sir William Trumbull. The history of Louis XIII was a virulent anti-Catholic work, at the time of its publication Le Vassor was tutor to Henry Bentinck, known by the courtesy title Viscount Woodstock. Louis XIV made a point of asking Woodstocks father the Earl of Portland to dismiss Le Vassor, israel, Radical Enlightenment, Philosophy and the Making of Modernity, 1650-1750 idref. frMichel Le Vassor – The death of Louis XIII, illustration from Le Vassor's history.
4. Edith Sitwell – Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells. Like her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell, Edith reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents, Sitwell published poetry continuously from 1913, some of it abstract and set to music. With her dramatic style and exotic costumes, she was labelled a poseur. Her mother was Lady Ida Emily Augusta, a daughter of the Earl of Londesborough and she claimed a descent through female lines from the Plantagenets. Sitwell had two brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell both distinguished authors, well-known literary figures in their own right, and long-term collaborators. Her relationship with her parents was stormy at best, not least because her father made her undertake a cure for her supposed spinal deformation and she wrote in her autobiography that her parents had always been strangers to her. In 1914, 26-year-old Sitwell moved to a small, shabby flat in Pembridge Mansions, Bayswater, Sitwell never married, but in 1927 she allegedly fell in love with the homosexual Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew. The relationship lasted until 1928, the year that Rootham underwent operations for cancer. In 1932, Helen Rootham and Sitwell moved to Paris, where they lived with Roothams younger sister, Sitwell did not attend the funeral because of her displeasure with her parents during her childhood. Helen Rootham died of cancer in 1938. During the Second World War Sitwell returned from France and retired to Renishaw with her brother Osbert and his lover and she wrote under the light of oil lamps as the house had no electricity. She knitted clothes for their friends who served in the army, one of the beneficiaries was Alec Guinness, who received a pair of seaboot stockings. The poems she wrote during the war brought her back before the public and they include Street Songs, The Song of the Cold, and The Shadow of Cain, all of which were much praised. Still Falls the Rain about the London Blitz, remains perhaps her best-known poem, it was set to music by Benjamin Britten as Canticle III, Still Falls the Rain. Her poem The Bee-Keeper was set to music by Priaulx Rainier, as The Bee Oracles, a setting for tenor, flute, oboe, violin, cello and it was premiered by Peter Pears in 1970. Poems from The Canticle of the Rose were set by composer Joseph Phibbs in a song-cycle for high soprano with string quartet premiered in 2005, in 1943, her father died in Switzerland, his wealth depleted. In 1948, a reunion with Tchelitchew, whom she had not seen since before the war, in 1948 Sitwell toured the United States with her brothers, reciting her poetry and, notoriously, giving a reading of Lady Macbeths sleepwalking scene. Her poetry recitals always were occasions, she made recordings of her poems and her brother Osbert died in 1969, of Parkinsons disease, diagnosed in 1950Edith Sitwell – Portrait of Sitwell by Roger Fry