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1. Bucklebury – Bucklebury is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England. The village is about 5 miles north-east of Newbury and ranges between 1 and 3 miles north of the A4 road, the parish has a population of 2,116, but the village is much smaller. Bucklebury Common is just over 1 square kilometre and is one of the village commons in the ceremonial. The parish of Bucklebury has three main parts, the original village is on the banks of the River Pang close to its three sources in the parish. Directly south of Bucklebury village, and on ground, is Bucklebury Common. The common is, under the Inclosure Acts, open to only as commoners. At the eastern boundary of the common is Chapel Row, incorporating local landmarks such as the Blade Bone public house, a doctors surgery, the village of Upper Bucklebury became the parishs largest residential area in the late 20th century. This is on a hill about a 1.5 miles south-west of Bucklebury village at the tip of the common. Upper Bucklebury has a store, a public house, a modern Church of England church. The hamlet of Marlston is also in the parish and it is mostly fields, with a large minority of woodland. Bucklebury was a manor owned by Edward the Confessor. The village and parish church are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086, Henry I granted Bucklebury to the Cluniac Reading Abbey, which retained it until it surrendered all its lands to the Crown in the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1540. The place-name Bucklebury is first attested in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it appears as Borgeldeberie, Bucklebury has a number of country homes and estates with listed building status, including Bucklebury Manor, a Georgian mansion on Pease Hill. Wooden bowl-making was still carried on in 1923 on or next to Bucklebury Common using its wood, in the Second World War much of Bucklebury Common was cleared for the stationing of troops. Some of the concrete paths laid down still remain and are now used as bridleways, the Church of England parish church of Saint Mary the Virgin is of consistent style to have been that built in the second half of the 11th century. The ornate south doorway is late Norman and was added in about 1170, a north transept was added to the nave at the end of the 12th or beginning of the 13th century. Late in the 13th century an arch was added to turn the transept into a two-bay north aisle. One of the windows in the wall of the nave was added in the 14th centuryBucklebury – St Mary the Virgin parish church
2. Districts of England – The districts of England are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. As the structure of government in England is not uniform. Some districts are styled as boroughs, cities, or royal boroughs, these are purely honorific titles, prior to the establishment of districts in the 1890s, the basic unit of local government in England was the parish overseen by the parish church vestry committee. Vestries dealt with the administraction of both parochial and secular governmental matters, parishes were the successors of the manorial system and historically had been grouped into hundreds. Hundreds once exercised some supervising administrative function, however, these powers ebbed away as more and more civic and judicial powers were centred on county towns. From 1834 these parishes were grouped into Poor Law Unions, creating areas for administration of the Poor Law and these areas were later used for census registration and as the basis for sanitary provision. In 1894, based on these earlier subdivisions, the Local Government Act 1894 created urban districts and rural districts as sub-divisions of administrative counties, another reform in 1900 created 28 metropolitan boroughs as sub-divisions of the County of London. Meanwhile, from this date parish-level local government administration was transferred to civil parishes, the setting-down of the current structure of districts in England began in 1965, when Greater London and its 32 London boroughs were created. They are the oldest type of still in use. In 1974, metropolitan counties and non-metropolitan counties were created across the rest of England and were split into metropolitan districts, in London power is now shared again, albeit on a different basis, with the Greater London Authority. During the 1990s a further kind of district was created, the unitary authority, metropolitan boroughs are a subdivision of a metropolitan county. These are similar to unitary authorities, as the county councils were abolished in 1986. Most of the powers of the county councils were devolved to the districts but some services are run by joint boards, the districts typically have populations of 174,000 to 1.1 million. Non-metropolitan districts are second-tier authorities, which share power with county councils and they are subdivisions of shire counties and the most common type of district. These districts typically have populations of 25,000 to 200,000, the number of non-metropolitan districts has varied over time. Initially there were 296, after the creation of unitary authorities in the 1990s and late 2000s and these are single-tier districts which are responsible for running all local services in their areas, combining both county and district functions. They were created in the out of non-metropolitan districts, and often cover large towns. In addition, some of the smaller such as Rutland, HerefordshireDistricts of England – Districts (England)
3. Berkshire – Berkshire is a county in south east England, west of London. It was recognised as the Royal County of Berkshire because of the presence of Windsor Castle by the Queen in 1957, Berkshire is a county of historic origin and is a home county, a ceremonial county and a non-metropolitan county without a county council. Berkshire County Council was the main county governance from 1889 to 1998 except for the separately administered County Borough of Reading, in 1974, significant alterations were made to the countys administrative boundaries although the traditional boundaries of Berkshire were not changed. The towns of Abingdon, Didcot and Wantage were transferred to Oxfordshire, Slough was gained from Buckinghamshire, since 1998, Berkshire has been governed by the six unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham. It borders the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, according to Asser, it takes its name from a large forest of box trees that was called Bearroc. Berkshire has been the scene of notable battles through its history. Alfred the Greats campaign against the Danes included the Battles of Englefield, Ashdown, Newbury was the site of two English Civil War battles, the First Battle of Newbury in 1643 and the Second Battle of Newbury in 1644. The nearby Donnington Castle was reduced to a ruin in the aftermath of the second battle, another Battle of Reading took place on 9 December 1688. It was the only military action in England during the Glorious Revolution. Reading became the new county town in 1867, taking over from Abingdon, boundary alterations in the early part of the 20th century were minor, with Caversham from Oxfordshire becoming part of the Reading county borough, and cessions in the Oxford area. On 1 April 1974 Berkshires boundaries changed under the Local Government Act 1972, Berkshire took over administration of Slough and Eton and part of the former Eton Rural District from Buckinghamshire. 94 Signal Squadron still keep the Uffington White Horse in their insignia, the original Local Government White Paper would have transferred Henley-on-Thames from Oxfordshire to Berkshire, this proposal did not make it into the Bill as introduced. On 1 April 1998 Berkshire County Council was abolished under a recommendation of the Banham Commission, unlike similar reforms elsewhere at the same time, the non-metropolitan county was not abolished. Berkshire divides into two distinct sections with the boundary lying roughly on a north-south line through the centre of Reading. The eastern section of Berkshire lies largely to the south of the River Thames, in two places the county now includes land to the north of the river. Tributaries of the Thames, including the Loddon and Blackwater, increase the amount of low lying land in the area. Beyond the flood plains, the land rises gently to the county boundaries with Surrey, much of this area is still well wooded, especially around Bracknell and Windsor Great Park. In the west of the county and heading upstream, the Thames veers away to the north of the county boundary, leaving the county behind at the Goring GapBerkshire – Windsor Castle, viewed from the Long Walk
4. Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke – Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke was an English politician, government official and political philosopher. He was a leader of the Tories, and supported the Church of England politically despite his antireligious views, in 1715 he supported the Jacobite rebellion of 1715 which sought to overthrow the new king George I. Escaping to France he became minister for the Pretender. He was attainted for treason, but reversed course and was allowed to return to England in 1723 and he is best known as the philosopher of the Country Party. Henry St John was most likely born at Lydiard Tregoze, the seat in Wiltshire. St John was the son of Sir Henry St John, 4th Baronet later 1st Viscount St John and it is possible he was educated at a Dissenting academy. He travelled to France, Switzerland and Italy during 1698 and 1699, oliver Goldsmith reported that he had been seen to run naked through the park in a state of intoxication. Swift, his friend, said that he wanted to be thought the Alcibiades or Petronius of his age. In 1700, he married Frances, daughter of Sir Henry Winchcombe of Bucklebury, Berkshire and he became a Member of Parliament in 1701, representing the family borough of Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, as a Tory. His seat was Lydiard Park at Lydiard Tregoze, now in the Borough of Swindon, in March 1702, he was chosen commissioner for taking the public accounts. After Queen Annes accession, St John supported the bills in 1702 and 1704 against occasional conformity, and took a leading part in the disputes which arose between the two Houses. In 1704, St John took office with Harley as secretary at war, thus being brought into relations with John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. He supported the bill for requiring a property qualification for a seat in parliament. In 1712, he was the author of the bill taxing newspapers, because of the diversity of aims among the allies, St John was induced to enter into separate and secret negotiations with France for the security of English interests. In May 1712, he ordered the Duke of Ormonde, who had succeeded Marlborough in command, subsequently, St John received the congratulations of the French foreign minister, de Torcy, on the French victory over Prince Eugene at Denain. In June 1712, St Johns commercial treaty with France, establishing trade with that country, was rejected by the House of Commons. The treaty was presented in the Commons by Arthur Moore as St John had been created Viscount Bolingbroke earlier that year, at least 40 or so from the Tories voted to reject the treaty. In August 1712, Bolingbroke went to France and signed an armistice between England and France for four months, in March 1711, when the Marquis de Guiscard made an attempt on Harleys life, Bolingbroke assumed temporary leadership of the ministrys affairsHenry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke – Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke. Attributed to Alexis Simon Belle, c. 1712. (NPG 593 at the National Portrait Gallery, London).
5. Hutin Britton – Nelly Hutin Britton, usually credited as Hutin Britton was an English actress. She was best known for her performances in Shakespeare roles early in the 20th century and she also appeared in leading roles in two silent British films. Nelly, the daughter of Thomas Britton, was born in Bucklebury in Berkshire and her first appearance on stage was with Frank Bensons company in 1901, in Henry V. Among the Shakespeare parts she played were Hero in Much Ado About Nothing, Ophelia in Hamlet, Lady Elizabeth in Richard III, in 1903 she married actor Matheson Lang in London and thereafter they often appeared together on stage and later on film. In 1906 she played Arganthael in Joseph Comyns Carrs play Tristram and Iseult at the Adelphi Theatre, Britton and Lang subsequently formed their own company, which toured India, South Africa and Australia from 1910-13 performing Shakespeare. Her roles included Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew, Portia in The Merchant of Venice, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, as well as reprising the roles of Ophelia and Lady Macbeth. In 1914, she and Lang successfully produced The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice and she also appeared with him in Mr Wu, which became his signature role. In 1916 they appeared together in a silent film of The Merchant of Venice in which she again played Portia. She also joined her husband in the film The Wandering Jew playing the part of Judith, in later life she sat on the governing board of the Old Vic Theatre. Britton died in 1965 aged 89Hutin Britton – Britton c. 1905
6. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is the wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Following his father Charles, Prince of Wales, William is second in line to succeed his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, the duchess grew up in Chapel Row, a village near Newbury, Berkshire, England. She studied art history in Scotland at the University of St Andrews and their engagement was announced on 16 November 2010 before they married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The duke and duchess have two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, who are third and fourth in line to the British throne. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born at Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading on 9 January 1982 to an upper-middle-class family and she was christened at St Andrews Bradfield, Berkshire, on 20 June 1982. The family of her father Michael has ties to British aristocracy and her Middleton relatives were reported as having played host to British royalty as long ago as 1926. She has a sister, Philippa Pippa, and a younger brother. The family lived in Amman, Jordan, from May 1984 to September 1986, her father worked for British Airways, following her return to Berkshire in 1986, she was enrolled aged four at St Andrews School, a private school near the village of Pangbourne in Berkshire. She boarded part-weekly at St Andrews in her later years and she then studied briefly at Downe House. In November 2006, Middleton accepted a position as a buyer with the clothing chain Jigsaw. She also worked until January 2011 at Party Pieces, her role within the business included catalogue design and production, marketing. In 2001, Middleton met Prince William while they were students in residence at St Salvators Hall at the University of St Andrews. The couple began dating in 2003, although their relationship remained unconfirmed, on 17 October 2005, Middleton complained through her lawyer about harassment from the media, stating that she had done nothing significant to warrant publicity. Middleton attended Prince Williams Passing Out Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 15 December 2006, on 17 May 2008, Middleton attended the wedding of Prince Williams cousin Peter Phillips to Autumn Kelly, which the prince did not attend. On 19 July 2008, she was a guest at the wedding of Lady Rose Windsor, Prince William was away on military operations in the Caribbean, serving aboard HMS Iron Duke. In 2010, Middleton pursued an invasion of privacy claim against two agencies and photographer Niraj Tanna, who took photographs of her over Christmas 2009 and she obtained a public apology, £5,000 in damages, and legal costs. In April 2007, Prince William and Middleton split up, the couple decided to break up during a holiday in the Swiss resort of Zermatt. Newspapers speculated about the reasons for the split, although these reports relied on anonymous sources, Middleton and her family attended the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium, where she and Prince William sat two rows apartCatherine, Duchess of Cambridge – The Duchess of Cambridge in 2014
7. Henry Coxe – Henry Octavius Coxe was an English librarian and scholar. The eighth son of Rev. Richard Coxe and Susan Smith, he was educated at Westminster School and Worcester College and he discovered some valuable manuscripts, but the monks were too wise to part with their treasures. One valuable result of his travels was the detection of the forgery attempted by Constantine Simonides and he was the author of various catalogues, and under his direction that of the Bodleian, in more than 720 volumes, was completed. He was not only an accurate librarian but an active and hardworking clergyman and he was likewise honorary fellow of Worcester and Corpus Christi. In 1839 he married Charlotte Esther, daughter of Tomkyns Hilgrove Turner and this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain, Chisholm, Hugh, ed. article name neededHenry Coxe – Librarians
8. Carole Middleton – Carole Elizabeth Middleton is a former flight attendant turned businesswoman, and mother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her siblings, Pippa Middleton and James Middleton. Middletons first grandchild, Prince George of Cambridge, was born on 22 July 2013 and is third in the line of succession to the British throne. On 2 May 2015, her first granddaughter, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, was born, born at Perivale Maternity Hospital, the daughter of Dorothy Harrison and Ronald Goldsmith, she is the elder sister of IT recruitment multi-millionaire Gary Goldsmith. She spent her years in a small house in Southall. She met flight dispatcher Michael Francis Middleton while working with British Airways as a flight attendant, the couple were married on 21 June 1980, at the Church of St James, in Dorney, Buckinghamshire. In 1986, she and her returned to West Berkshire, Bradfield Southend. Her eldest daughter, Catherine, was aged four and attending the preparatory college - St Andrews School. In 1987, Middleton established Party Pieces, a company began by making party bags. By 1995, the directors were both Carole and Michael and was so successful that its headquarters had moved to a range of farm buildings at Ashampstead Common. This wealth has resulted in the Middletons being reported to be multi-millionaires, Carole and her husband Michael own Bucklebury Manor, in Bucklebury, West Berkshire - a substantial Grade II-listed Georgian manor house set on over 18 acres. The Middletons grandson, Prince George spent his first few weeks at Bucklebury Manor, in 2002, Carole and Michael Middleton bought with cash a flat in Chelsea, London, in which their children lived after completing their university studies. The gold chevron on the coat of arms taken out by her husband Michael is in reference to Caroles maiden name of Goldsmith. Research revealed in 2011 that Carole Middletons great-great-grandmother, Jane Liddle, was a great-great-granddaughter of Sir Thomas Blakiston Conyers, 9th Bt and it was reported in December 2014 that Sir Thomas Conyers shared a direct ancestor with Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, née Bowes-Lyon. Their common ancestor was County Durhams Sir William Blakiston, the famous Blakiston-Bowes Cabinet, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was created to celebrate the union of the Blakiston baronets and the Bowes-Lyon family. This connection makes Carole a distant blood cousin of the Queen Mother, Caroles maternal great-grandfather was Durham coal miner John Harrison. Her paternal great-great-grandfather was John Goldsmith, a labourer and brick maker from Hoxton in the East End of LondonCarole Middleton – Carole Middleton
9. James William Middleton – James William Middleton is an English businessman and member of the Middleton family. Middletons companies include Boomf and the Cake Kit Company which can create themed cakes and cake-making kits for birthdays and he is the younger brother of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and read the lesson at her wedding to Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. Carole Middletons mothers family were labourers and miners from County Durham and his elder sisters are Catherine Elizabeth and Philippa Charlotte. Middleton was educated at St Andrews School, Pangbourne, followed by Marlborough College and he started a degree in Environmental Resources Management at Edinburgh University in 2006 but left after one year to start his business. He has acknowledged that he is dyslexic and is speaking out to raise awareness about the condition and he started baking himself, using the family kitchen, then expanded into a freight container and his business now bakes in converted barns. Birthday cake baking kits are created with themes, which are distributed through his parents company. Themed cakes are baked for companies such as Jigsaw,3, the business has been nominated for several awards, and won Smarta 100 and Haines Watts Young Entrepreneur awards. In April 2011 he registered three more businesses, Nice Cakes, Nice Wine and Nice Group London and has indicated that he plans to expand the Cake Kit Company. Middleton also co-created Boomf, a company that makes marshmallows with edible pictures on them, in February 2015, Middleton said that my work focus at the moment is just on Boomf. It was reported in August 2015 that the company had raised £1million in funding, Middleton read the lesson at the wedding of his sister Catherine to Prince William. This was the Romans chapter 12, verses 1–2 and 9–18, the reading was from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible rather than the traditional King James Version. Through his fathers gentry Lupton lineage, Middleton is descended from Sir Thomas Fairfax, whose wife, on his mothers side, he is descended from Sir Thomas Conyers, 9th Baronet, himself a descendant of King Edward IV. In William & Kate, a movie released on 18 April 2011 about his sisters romanceJames William Middleton – Notes The Arms of James William Middleton are the Arms of his father differenced by a gold label. In heraldry, the label is the mark of the first son. Escutcheon Per pale Azure and Gules, a chevron Or, cotised Argent, between three acorns slipped and leaved Or, labeled Or
10. Pippa Middleton – Philippa Charlotte Pippa Middleton is an English socialite, author, columnist, and the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. Pippa Middleton is the second of three born to Michael Middleton, a former British Airways flight dispatcher, and Carole Middleton. She was christened at St Andrews Bradfield, Berkshire, previously unpublished pictures revealed in March 2015 that Olive Middleton had grown up on her familys Potternewton Hall Estate alongside her cousin, Baroness von Schunck, née Kate Lupton. Baroness Airedale, the daughter of Baroness von Schunck, later lived at nearby Gledhow Hall Estate, a BBC documentary reported in 2014 that Gledhow Hall had been visited in 1885 by King Edward VII – at that time the Prince of Wales. The family of Middletons mother, Carole, are from London and their ancestors worked as labourers and miners in County Durham. Middletons father had inherited large trust funds from his grandmother Olive Middleton, added to this wealth was Michael Middletons wifes success as a businesswoman. In 1986, Middletons family returned from Amman, her father having worked there in a position with British Airways for two and a half years. Once again, the family were living in Bradfield Southend and the two eldest children were at St Andrews Private Preparatory School, in 1987, Carole Middleton set up Party Pieces. The company initially began by making party bags and went on to sell party supplies, while at Bradfield Southend, Middleton and her sister were members of the local St Andrews Brownie pack. By 2012, Middletons parents were the owners of Bucklebury Manor, Middletons nephew, Prince George, spent his first few weeks at Bucklebury. In 1995, her moved to Bucklebury, Berkshire. Like her sister, Middleton was first educated at St Andrews School, a boarding school in Pangbourne and then Downe House School. She was a boarder at Marlborough College, where she held a sports/all-rounder scholarship, following her graduation, Middleton briefly worked in 2008 at a public relations firm promoting luxury products. She then had a management job with Table Talk, a company based in London that organises corporate events. Since then, she has often described as a socialite. As part of a duo with her sister, Middleton has received wide press coverage, focusing on her social life. In April 2012, Time magazine listed Middleton as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Middleton currently works part-time for her parents company Party Pieces, editing the web magazine Party Times. Penguin Books paid Middleton a £400,000 advance for a book on party planning, the book, entitled Celebrate, was published in autumn 2012, and had lower than anticipated sales as many reviewers mocked it for the obviousness of its contentPippa Middleton – Middleton at the wedding of Lady Melissa Percy in June 2013
11. George Palmer (businessman) – George Palmer was a proprietor of the Huntley & Palmers biscuit manufacturers of Reading in England. Palmer was born in Long Sutton in Somerset, the eldest son of William Palmer and his wife, Mary and his wife was a first cousin of Cyrus Clark and James Clark who founded the shoemakers C. & J. Clark. His father died in 1826, and he was educated at Sidcot School near Weston-super-Mare, before becoming an apprentice to his uncle and he married Elizabeth Sarah Meteyard in 1850. They had had six sons and four daughters, one daughter Emily married the evolutionary biologist Edward Bagnall Poulton, whilst his daughter Alice married the physiologist Augustus Desire Wallace. His wife died in 1894, and he died of a stroke at home three years later, the firm was renamed Huntley & Palmers. With the engineer William Exall, Palmer invented new machinery to manufacture biscuits on an industrial scale, when Thomas Huntley died, in 1857, George Palmer was joined in the business by two brothers, William Isaac Palmer and Samuel Palmer. The turnover of the business had increased from £2,700 in 1841 to £125,000 in 1857 and he was later joined by his son, George William Palmer. Two other sons of George and four of his nephews, sons of Samuel, by the time of his death in 1897, the business had an annual turnover of more than £1.25 million, selling around 23,000 tons of biscuits each year. The company claimed to be the largest manufacturer of biscuit in the world, in addition to his business career, George Palmer was involved in politics. He served in the council in Reading from 1850, was as mayor of Reading in 1857-58. He served as Liberal Member of Parliament for the Parliamentary Borough of Reading from 1878 until 1885, Palmer stood as a candidate for the new constituency of Newbury in 1885, one of three created from the former county seat of Berkshire, but he was not elected. His son George William Palmer was twice elected to represent Reading, serving from 1892 to 1895, Palmers country estate was Marlston House in Bucklebury. He donated the 49 acres of land to Reading which became Palmer Park, the statue of George Palmer which now stands in Palmer Park was by sculptor George Blackall Simonds and originally sited in Broad Street. It was unveiled in 1891, the day that Palmer Park opened. The same year, Palmer was given the freedom of Reading, the statue was moved c.1930 to its current location as it caused traffic congestion. Dictionary of National Biography,1901 supplement, hansard 1803–2005, contributions in Parliament by George Palmer Chisholm, Hugh, ed. Palmer, GeorgeGeorge Palmer (businessman) – Statue of George Palmer in Palmer Park, Reading