Category:Burials in Northamptonshire
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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 his long military career he characterised the arrogant and extravagant aristocrat of the period. James Brudenell was born in a modest, by the standards of the Brudenell family, house at Hambleden, Buckinghamshire. James accordingly took up residence in the most grand of households, at the age of fourteen. 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 in later life. His father, however, mindful of preserving the pedigree from risk of battle, would not allow this. Instead in November 1815 he was sent up to Oxford; as an aristocrat he was automatically granted admission without examination. The intention was to give a grounding in parliamentary affairs before, eventually, he would take his place in the House of Lords. His itinerary, with Russia and Sweden included, was more extensive than the traditional destinations of France and Italy. The trip allowed Brudenell to enjoy the full pleasures of both social opportunities afforded by the countries he visited. On his return Brudenell took his seat on the ruling, Tory, side of the House.James 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, the eldest child and heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II. She was born as The Honourable Diana Spencer. Diana was the fourth child and third daughter of the Honourable Frances Roche. Diana was educated in England and Switzerland. In 1975, after her father inherited the title of Earl Spencer, she became Lady Diana Spencer. Her wedding to the Prince of Wales on 29 July 1981, held at St Paul's Cathedral, reached a global audience of over million people. While married, she bore the titles Princess of Wales, Countess of Chester. The marriage produced the princes William and Harry, who were then respectively third in the line of succession to the British throne. As Princess of Wales, Diana undertook royal duties on behalf of the Queen and represented her at functions overseas. 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 London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, of which she was president from 1989. Diana remained the object of worldwide media scrutiny during and after her marriage, which ended in divorce on 28 August 1996. Media public mourning were extensive after subsequent televised funeral. Diana was born on 1 July 1961, in Park House, Sandringham, Norfolk. Diana was the fourth of five children of his first wife, Frances.Diana, 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, political works. He was born about 1648. Influenced by Nicolas Malebranche, but also close to Jansenist in his view, he tried fruitlessly to reconcile Malebranche with Antoine Arnauld in 1679. In fact Le Vassor's lectures on grace after Malebranche, given at Saint-Magloire, set off a public debate involving Arnauld. Le Vassor left the Oratorians in 1690. In 1695 he went to England via the Netherlands. There he was supported by Gilbert Burnet. He died in Northamptonshire. He became a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1701. Le Vassor's Traité de la religion was an attack on the biblical criticism of Richard Simon, Jean Le Clerc, Benedict Spinoza. The argument was used also at this time by Jacob Abbadie and Le Clerc, was taken up later by Isaac Jaquelot and Jean Denyse. Simon defended himself 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.Michel 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 Sacheverell, Edith reacted badly to her eccentric, unloving parents, lived for much of her life with her governess. She published poetry continuously from some of it abstract and set to music. Her work was praised for its solid technique and painstaking craftsmanship. Her mother was Lady Ida Emily Augusta, a granddaughter of Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort. Sitwell claimed a descent from the Plantagenets. She had two younger brothers, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell both distinguished authors, long-term collaborators. Sitwell wrote in her autobiography that her parents had always been strangers to her. In 1914, 26-year-old Sitwell moved to a shabby flat in Pembridge Mansions, Bayswater, which she shared with Helen Rootham, her governess since 1903. In 1927 she allegedly fell in love with the homosexual Russian painter Pavel Tchelitchew. The relationship lasted until 1928, the same year that Rootham underwent operations for cancer. In 1932, Helen Rootham and Sitwell moved to Paris, where they lived with Evelyn Wiel. Sitwell's mother died in 1937. She did not attend the funeral because of her displeasure during her childhood. Helen Rootham died in 1938.Edith Sitwell – Portrait of Sitwell by Roger Fry