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1. Sevenoaks – Sevenoaks is a town and civil parish with a population of 29,506 situated south-east of London in western Kent, England. The population of the parish had reduced to 20,409 at the 2011 Census and it is served by a commuter main line railway and is 21 miles from London Charing Cross. It is the town of the Sevenoaks district, followed by Swanley. A settlement was recorded in the 13th century, when a market was established, construction of Knole House in the 15th century helped develop the village. Sevenoaks became part of the communications network when one of the early turnpikes was opened in the 18th century. In the 21st century, it has a large commuting population, located to the south-east of the town is Knole Park, within which lies Knole House. Educational establishments in the include the independent Sevenoaks School and Knole Academy. The towns name is derived from the Old English word Seouenaca, there are few records earlier than the 13th century for the town, when it was given market status. The weekly cattle market was held in Hitchen Hatch Lane until 1999 and it was closed to make way for the 160 BT building in London Road. A food market is held in the centre of town every Saturday, in the Middle Ages two hospitals were provided by religious orders for the care of old or sick people, especially those going on pilgrimage. Sevenoaks School, at the end of High Street, is one of the oldest lay foundations in England. It was founded by William Sevenoke in 1432, Sevenoke, a foundling, had been brought up in the town. In later life he became a merchant and served as alderman, sheriff, founding the school and adjacent almshouses was his thanks to the town. In 1560 the school was granted letters patent by Queen Elizabeth I and it was for the education of boys and youths in grammar and learning. In 1456 Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, purchased the Knole estate, the eponymous oak trees in Knole Park have been replaced several times over the centuries. In 1902 seven oaks were planted on the side of The Vine cricket ground to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII. During the Great Storm of 1987, six of those trees were blown down, the trees have been replaced and eight Oak trees of varying ages line The Vine. A serious railway accident occurred nearby on 24 August 1927, Southern Railway K class passenger tank engine NoSevenoaks – Knole House
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. Kent – Kent /ˈkɛnt/ is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north west, Surrey to the west and East Sussex to the south west, the county also shares borders with Essex via the Dartford Crossing and the French department of Pas-de-Calais through the Channel Tunnel. France can be clearly in fine weather from Folkestone and the White Cliffs of Dover. Hills in the form of the North Downs and the Greensand Ridge span the length of the county, because of its relative abundance of fruit-growing and hop gardens, Kent is known as The Garden of England. The title was defended in 2006 when a survey of counties by the UKTV Style Gardens channel put Kent in fifth place, behind North Yorkshire, Devon. Haulage, logistics, and tourism are industries, major industries in north-west Kent include aggregate building materials, printing. Coal mining has played its part in Kents industrial heritage. Large parts of Kent are within the London commuter belt and its transport connections to the capital. Twenty-eight per cent of the county forms part of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North Downs and The High Weald, the area has been occupied since the Palaeolithic era, as attested by finds from the quarries at Swanscombe. The Medway megaliths were built during the Neolithic era, There is a rich sequence of Bronze Age, Iron Age, and Roman era occupation, as indicated by finds and features such as the Ringlemere gold cup and the Roman villas of the Darent valley. The modern name of Kent is derived from the Brythonic word Cantus meaning rim or border and this describes the eastern part of the current county area as a border land or coastal district. Julius Caesar had described the area as Cantium, or home of the Cantiaci in 51 BC, the extreme west of the modern county was by the time of Roman Britain occupied by Iron Age tribes, known as the Regnenses. East Kent became a kingdom of the Jutes during the 5th century and was known as Cantia from about 730, the early medieval inhabitants of the county were known as the Cantwara, or Kent people. These people regarded the city of Canterbury as their capital, in 597, Pope Gregory I appointed the religious missionary as the first Archbishop of Canterbury. In the previous year, Augustine successfully converted the pagan King Æthelberht of Kent to Christianity, the Diocese of Canterbury became Britains first Episcopal See with first cathedral and has since remained Englands centre of Christianity. The second designated English cathedral was in Kent at Rochester Cathedral, in the 11th century, the people of Kent adopted the motto Invicta, meaning undefeated. This naming followed the invasion of Britain by William of Normandy, the Kent peoples continued resistance against the Normans led to Kents designation as a semi-autonomous county palatine in 1067. Under the nominal rule of Williams half-brother Odo of Bayeux, the county was granted powers to those granted in the areas bordering WalesKent
4. John Miller Adye – General Sir John Miller Adye GCB was a British soldier and amateur artist. Adye was the son of Major James P. Adye, born at Sevenoaks, Kent, in the Indian rebellion of 1857 he served on the staff in a similar capacity. Promoted brevet-colonel in 1860, he was employed in 1863 in the Northwest frontier of the India campaign, and was Deputy-Adjutant-General, Bengal, from 1863 to 1866. From 1870 to 1875 Adye was Director of Artillery and Stores at the War Office. He was made a K. C. B. in 1873, and was promoted to be major-general and appointed governor of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, in 1875, and Surveyor-General of the Ordnance in 1880. In 1882 he was chief of staff and second in command of the expedition to Egypt, the military got rooms for recreation and the civilians enjoyed relaxed trade laws. He was appointed Colonel Commandant of the 4th and 26th Kent Rifle Volunteer Corps and Honorary Colonel of their successor the 3rd Volunteer Battalion, after his retirement in 1886, he unsuccessfully contested Bath in the Liberal interest in 1892. He married Clara Joan Williams in 1899 and his other daughter, Evelyn Violet, was to become John Meade Falkners wife on 18 October 1899. His son, Sir John Adye, would become a major-general and his paintings of Gibraltar are available in the Victoria and albert Museum and two of India are in the National Army Museum. A Review of the Crimean War to the winter of 1854-5, recollections of a Military Life Works by John Adye at Project Gutenberg Works by or about John Miller Adye at Internet Archive Works by John Miller Adye at LibriVoxJohn Miller Adye – Sir John Miller Adye
5. Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst – Field Marshal Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst KB served as an officer in the British Army and as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. Amherst is best known as the architect of Britains successful campaign to conquer the territory of New France during the Seven Years War, under his command, British forces captured the cities of Louisbourg, Quebec City and Montreal, as well as several major fortresses. He was also the first British Governor General in the territories that eventually became Canada, numerous places and streets are named for him, in both Canada and the United States. Born the son of Jeffrey Amherst, a Kentish lawyer, and Elizabeth Amherst, Jeffery Amherst was born in Sevenoaks, England and his brothers included Admiral John Amherst and Lieutenant General William Amherst. At an early age, he became a page to the Duke of Dorset, Amherst became an ensign in the Grenadier Guards in 1735. Amherst served in the War of the Austrian Succession becoming an aide to General John Ligonier and participating in the Battle of Dettingen in June 1743, promoted to lieutenant colonel on 25 December 1745, he also saw action at the Battle of Rocoux in October 1746. He then became an aide to the Duke of Cumberland, the commander of the British forces and he was made colonel of the 15th Regiment of Foot on 12 June 1756. In the wake of action, he was appointed commander-in-chief of the British army in North America. Amherst served as the nominal Crown Governor of Virginia from 12 September 1759, half the continent changed hands at the scratch of a pen. The British settlers were relieved and proclaimed a day of thanksgiving, boston newspapers recount how the occasion was celebrated with a parade, a grand dinner in Faneuil Hall, music, bonfires, and firing of cannon. He was appointed Knight of the Order of the Bath on 11 April 1761, the uprising of many Native American tribes in the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes region, commonly referred to as Pontiacs War after one of its most notable leaders, began in early 1763. One of the most infamous and well documented issues during Pontiacs War was the use of warfare against the Native Americans. The suggestion was posed by Amherst himself in letters to Colonel Henry Bouquet and we must on this occasion use every stratagem in our power to reduce them. Bouquet, who was marching to relieve Fort Pitt, agreed with this suggestion in a postscript when he responded to Amherst just days later on 13 July 1763. I will try to inocculate the Indians by means of Blankets that may fall in their hands, as it is pity to oppose good men against them, I wish we could make use of the Spaniards Method, and hunt them with English Dogs. Supported by Rangers, and some Light Horse, who would I think effectively extirpate or remove that Vermine, in response, also in a postscript, Amherst replied, P. S. You will Do well to try to Innoculate the Indians by means of Blankets, I should be very glad your Scheme for Hunting them Down by Dogs could take Effect, but England is at too great a Distance to think of that at present. Historians Elizabeth Fenn and Benedict Kiernan have shown, Fort Pitt had anticipated these orders, reporting on parleys with Delaware chiefs on June 24, a trader wrote, gave them two Blankets and an Handkerchief out of the Small Pox HospitalJeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst – Amherst by Joshua Reynolds
6. William Amherst (British Army officer) – Lieutenant General William Amherst was a British military commander. In 1762 during the Seven Years War he led British forces that defeated a French expedition to Newfoundland at the Battle of Signal Hill. Amherst was born into a family of lawyers He was the son of Jeffery Amherst and Elizabeth Kerril and his brothers included Field Marshal Lord Amherst, Amherst was commissioned as an Ensign in the First Regiment of Foot Guards in 1755. He eventually rose to the rank of Lieutenant General in 1779, as a Lieutenant Colonel, Amherst was instrumental in the re-capture of St. Johns from the French in 1762 at the Battle of Signal Hill. In 1766 he became Member of Parliament for Hythe, and in 1768 he became MP for Launceston until 1774, in 1769 he built a house in Ryde, on the Isle of Wight. He named the house and estate St Johns, after his victory in Newfoundland, the neighbourhood of Ryde that surrounds the house is still known by that name. He was appointed Adjutant-General to the Forces in 1778, he died serving in that role in 1781. The point of St. Johns Harbour that is adjacent to Signal Hill is named Fort Amherst and he married Elizabeth Patterson, their children included Earl Amherst of Arracam, a future Governor-General of India. Chartrand, René, Louisbourg 1758, Wolfes first siege, Oxford, biography at Newfoundland Grand Banks The Rooms article on Conflict in NewfoundlandWilliam Amherst (British Army officer) – Lieutenant General William Amherst
7. Douglas Booth – Douglas John Booth is an English actor. He first came to public attention following his performance as Boy George in the BBC Two film Worried About the Boy and he also starred in the BBC adaptations of Great Expectations and Christopher and His Kind. In 2013, Booth starred in Carlo Carleis film adaptation of Romeo, in 2014, he appeared in Darren Aronofskys Noah and Lone Scherfigs The Riot Club, and in 2015, co-starred in The Wachowskis Jupiter Ascending. Booths father is of English descent, and his mother is of Spanish and his older sister, Abigail, is a Chelsea School of Art graduate. Booth was raised in Greenwich but moved to Sevenoaks, Kent at the age of ten, Booth is severely dyslexic and found it very hard to read or write up until the age of ten, he remains a really slow reader. He struggled at school, having to put in double or triple the amount of effort as everyone else and he played the trumpet as a child. Booth developed an interest in drama at the age of twelve, after starring in a production of Agamemnon. I thought, I rather like being the centre of attention and this is where I want to be. By the age of thirteen, he was involved with the National Youth Theatre, Booth joined the Curtis Brown acting agency at the age of fifteen. He won his first professional acting role at the age of sixteen and quit his AS levels in drama, media studies, Booths first professional role was in the childrens adventure film From Time to Time, directed by Julian Fellowes and starring Maggie Smith and Timothy Spall. Following the films release, Booth signed to the UTA talent agency for American-based representation and he then had a minor role as Prince Eustace in the Channel 4 miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, a medieval saga filmed in Budapest with Ian McShane and Donald Sutherland. Booth rose to prominence in 2010 following his performance as the pop star Boy George in the BBC Two drama Worried About the Boy and he underwent a physical transformation for the role, shaving off his eyebrows and wearing heavy makeup. Booth met Boy George during filming, with the singer remarking, Theres something about him that reminds me of me when I was 17. Mike Higgins of The Independent declared Booth a discovery, Moving, witty, Booth next played the role of Pip in the BBC One adaptation of Charles Dickens Great Expectations, alongside Gillian Anderson and Ray Winstone. Broadcast over the Christmas period, the miniseries was a ratings success. Mike Hale of The New York Times dismissed Booth as a CW-style actor whose exceptionally pretty face doesnt convey much beyond puzzlement, also in 2011, Booth appeared in the BBC film Christopher and His Kind, which explored novelist Christopher Isherwoods formative years in Thirties Berlin. He played Heinz, a German street-sweeper who became the lover of Matt Smiths Isherwood, in 2012, Booth starred opposite Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore in the teen drama LOL. He witnessed the paparazzi interest surrounding co-star Cyrus during filming, It was bizarre and, interestingly, filmed in 2010, when Booth was seventeen, the movie received a very limited theatrical release and unfavourable reviewsDouglas Booth – Booth at the Ice & Diamonds Ball in February 2011
8. Tom Bosworth – Thomas Stewart Tom Bosworth is a British race walker he holds the British records for 3k, 5k, 10k and 20k. He is currently ranked 1st overall in the UK for 20 km, Bosworth currently trains full-time at the UK Race Walking centre in Leeds, at Leeds Met University. Bosworth was also selected to carry the Olympic Torch through Potternewton, Bosworth came out as gay on the BBCs Victoria Derbyshire show on 13 October 2015. In the interview he told the BBC that he had been in a happy relationship for the last four-and-a-half years. He proposed to and was accepted by his now-fiancé, Harry Dineley on Copacabana Beach during the Rio OlympicsTom Bosworth – Bosworth in training for Commonwealth Games 2010
9. Ursula Brennan – Dame Ursula Brennan DCB is a retired British civil servant and a former Permanent Secretary at the United Kingdoms Ministry of Justice where she was also the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery. During her career, she has been a proponent of the need for gender equality. For her public service, Brennan was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath in 2013, Brennan was born in Sevenoaks, Kent, and was educated at Putney High School in London. She attended the University of Kent in Canterbury, where she earned a degree in English, following university, Brennan worked at the Inner London Education Authority from 1973 to 1975. In 1975, Brennan began work with the Department of Health and she worked several positions in the health division before joining the social security division, where she worked on disability benefits policy from 1990 to 1993. Brennan moved into operations, becoming director of the departments IT Services Agency from 1993 to 1995, from 1995 to 1997, she was disability policy director at the Department of Social Security. After that she became director of Change Management at the departments Benefits Agency and she was appointed director-general of the Department for Work and Pensions in 1999. From 2004 to 2006, Brennan served as the director-general of the Living Land and Seas division at the Department for Environment, Food and her responsibilities included leadership of the protection of wildlife and the countryside, and leadership of the divisions strategy for rural disadvantage. She led the merging and creation of two new non-departmental public bodies, the delivery of grants and advice to rural business. Brennan led the review to create a new structure for the Ministry of Justice and her area of responsibility encompassed leadership of the corporate functions in the Ministry, including finance, IT, human resources, strategy and planning, communications, and research and analysis. In October 2008, Brennan joined the Ministry of Defence as Second Permanent Under-Secretary and she was appointed Permanent Secretary in October 2010, replacing Sir William Jeffrey. As Permanent Secretary, Brennans responsibilities included acting as joint chief operating officer of the department, responsible for organization and management and she was also principal accounting officer for the Department of Defence, and as such was accountable to Parliament for the efficient and effective use of department resources. Are not going to hit the trigger button by mistake. She replaced Sir Suma Chakrabarti, who left to become president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. You really need a relentless focus as you can think you have won the battle and she was succeeded as Permanent Secretary by Richard Heaton. She also served on the Honours Committee, a Cabinet Office committee that nominates citizens for the monarchs Birthday, in 2011, Brennan earned an honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from her alma mater. In 2013, she was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath, for public service, in Queen Elizabeths New Year HonoursUrsula Brennan – Dame Ursula Brennan DCB
10. Bill Bruford – After his departure from Yes, Bruford spent the rest of the 1970s playing in King Crimson, touring with Genesis and U. K. and forming his own group, Bruford. In the 1980s, Bruford returned to King Crimson for three years, collaborated with artists including The Roches, Patrick Moraz, and David Torn. He then played in Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe which led to his return to Yes, Bruford played in King Crimson for his third and final tenure between 1994 and 1997, after which he continued with Earthworks and further collaborations. On 1 January 2009, Bruford retired from public performance and he released his autobiography, and continues to speak and write about music. He operates his record labels, Summerfold and Winterfold Records, in 2016, after four and a half years of study, Bruford earned a PhD in Music at the University of Surrey. In 1990, he was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame and he will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Yes in 2017. Bruford was born on 17 May 1949 in Sevenoaks, Kent, the child of Betty and John Bruford. He has a brother, John, and a sister, Jane and he attended boarding school at Tonbridge School. Bruford decided to take up drumming at thirteen after watching American jazz drummers on the BBC2 jazz television series, Jazz 625 and he cites Max Roach, Joe Morello, Art Blakey, and Ginger Baker as his favourite and the most influential drummers as a youngster. Bruford recalled it as a perfect education, though he was given a single snare drum at first, Bruford gradually built a full drum kit. He later took a few lessons from Lou Pocock, a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Breed were formed by Stu Murray on guitar, Ray Bennett on bass, Mike Freeman on sax, Doug Kennard on guitar and vocals and Bill Bruford on drums. After he left boarding school, Bruford took a gap year before he intended to start a course at Leeds University in September 1968. He auditioned for a place in Savoy Brown on 16 January 1968 at a pub in Battersea, after he was unsuccessful in landing the gig, Bruford hung around until the end and told them they had the wrong guy. His tenure lasted three gigs as he messed with the beat, and joined Paper Blitz Tissue, a rock band. Bruford then spotted an advertisement in a shop from The Noise. He remembered the experience as ghastly, felt his bandmates could not play properly, following his return to London, the nineteen-year-old Bruford settled into a flat in north London and placed an advertisement for drum work in the Melody Maker. The four first met on 7 June 1968, Anderson was so impressed with Bruford, he invited Bruford to play with the band that evening at the Rachel McMillan College in Deptford. Their entire set consisted of In the Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett as it was the song they all knew how to play throughBill Bruford – Bill Bruford
11. Gemma Chan – Gemma Chan is a British film, television, and theatre actress and former fashion model. She also appeared in Exam and Paramount Pictures action-thriller Jack Ryan and she stars in Humans, an AMC/Channel 4 science-fiction drama, which premiered in June 2015. Chan was born at Guys Hospital in London, England and her father grew up in Hong Kong and was an engineer. Her mainland Chinese mother, a pharmacist at Guys Hospital, emigrated from pre-Cultural Revolution Communist China via Hong Kong with her parents and younger sister, growing up in Greenock, Scotland. Chan was raised near Sevenoaks, a town in west Kent, in South East England and attended Newstead Wood School for Girls in Orpington and she later went on to read law at Worcester College, Oxford. Following graduation, she gained a contract offer as a graduate at the law firm Slaughter and May. Spotted at her showcase by British film producer Damian Jones, she signed to acting agent Nicki van Gelder. In 2006, Chan was one of the models in one of Project Catwalk. Chan appeared in the autumn 2009 special of the BBCs Doctor Who with David Tennant and Lindsay Duncan, which aired 15 November 2009 in the UK, playing geologist Mia Bennett. She was cast as a regular in Secret Diary of a Call Girl. She has also appeared in Fresh Meat, BBC Ones Sherlock, and she was a cast-member of Channel 4 romantic drama Dates. Chan played the synthetic Anita in Humans, an AMC/Channel 4 eight-part science-fiction drama, filming commenced in autumn 2014 with a June 2015 premiere. The second season premiered on 30th October, for her portrayal of Anita, Chan has been nominated for numerous awards. A supporter of human rights, she has made a film for Amnesty International to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She also appeared in the action-thriller Jack Ryan, Shadow Recruit, Chan starred in Belles familles, by French director and screenwriter Jean-Paul Rappeneau, which premiered in 2015. Chan made her stage debut in the British Premiere of Bertolt Brechts last play Turandot at the Hampstead Theatre, London. In November 2012, she performed in The Sugar-Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie, in June 2013, she performed in the UK premiere of Yellow Face by American playwright David Henry Hwang at The Park Theatre, London, directed by Alex Sims. It was revived in 2014 at the Royal National Theatre with the original London cast returning, in November 2013, Chan performed in the world premiere of Our Ajax by Timberlake Wertenbaker at the Southwark Playhouse, LondonGemma Chan – Gemma Chan at the British Independent Film Awards 2014
12. Mike Conway – Mike Conway is a British professional racing driver. He lives in Sevenoaks, Kent and is competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship. Conway who was born in Bromley, London, England attended Sevenoaks Prep School from 1986 to 1996, like many racing drivers, he started karting at the age of eight at Rye House in Hertfordshire. After that, he went on to be the Formula A British Karting Champion and he was the Formula Renault UK Champion in 2004 and then entered the British F3 International Series in 2005, with the same Fortec Motorsport team that he had been with in FRenault UK. While at the Macau Grand Prix, after qualifying 11th, he finished 7th in the qualifying race and he also made his GP2 debut at Silverstone in June 2006, when he replaced the injured Olivier Pla in a DPR Direxiv car. Having stalled at the start of Race One, he battled home to 11th place, in Race 2 he finished 11th again. Conway also won the National Racing Driver of the Year Award at the 2006 McLaren Autosport Awards. He then signed up to drive a full season for Super Nova Racing in the 2007 GP2 Series, taking a podium finish at Silverstone and he remained in the series for 2008, having signed for the Trident Racing team, after testing for several other teams. At Monaco he took his first GP2 series win in the sprint race, at Magny-Cours he also finished 8th in the feature race, but this time he faded to finish 6th in a wet sprint race. He eventually finished 12th in the championship, an improvement of two positions on the previous year. During 2008, Conway was given an opportunity to test an IndyCar Series car at Infineon Raceway, Conway signed with Dreyer & Reinbold Racing to compete in the IndyCar Series full-time in 2009. Conway suffered a leg during the crash and was flown straight to the Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. Conway also received a fracture of one of his thoracic vertebrae and has been fitted with back brace. The injuries effectively ended his participation in the rest of the 2010 Izod IndyCar Series season, on 1 February 2011, Andretti Autosport announced that Conway had been signed to a full-time ride for the 2011 IndyCar season. Conway moved to the A. J. Foyt Enterprises team for the 2012 season and he also made his racing return to the Indianapolis 500, having failed to qualify the year before. He qualified near the back but appeared to have a car coming up several positions during the race. On lap 79 Conway entered the pits during a green flag pit stop period. He made contact with one of his crew members damaging his front wing, the damage went unnoticed by the crew who hurried up the pit stop to keep Conway in contentionMike Conway – Mike Conway at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Bump Day for the 2009 Indianapolis 500.
13. 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
14. Anton du Beke – In 2009, he presented the UK version of Hole in the Wall, for the BBC, replacing Dale Winton after being a team captain in 2008. His professional dance partner since 1997 has been Erin Boag, Du Beke was born in Sevenoaks, Kent to a Hungarian father, Antal Xavier Beke, and a Spanish mother, Ascensión Lema. He attended Wildernesse School in Sevenoaks, Du Beke began dancing at 10, when he discovered his local dance school, the Holton School of Dancing in Sevenoaks, and took his first dancing exam in June 1978. The school was run by Beryl Holton together with her mother Velda and he started competitive dancing a few years later. He had three partners during these years before the Holton School of Dancing closed in 1987 when Beryl. Du Beke left school at 16 to follow a dancing career. At 17 he decided to specialise in ballroom, whilst he danced during the evenings and at weekends he had a day job as a salesman in The Bed Post in Petts Wood, South London where he was known as Tony Beke. Du Beke lives in Buckinghamshire with girlfriend Hannah Summers, in November 2016 the couple announced they were expecting twins, due in Spring 2017. On 30th March 2017, his son and daughter were born and he has appeared in all fourteen series of the BBCs Strictly Come Dancing. In more recent years, a joke has been that Du Beke is always partnered with the poorer dancers. In the first series, he danced with singer Lesley Garrett, for the second series, he partnered presenter Esther Rantzen, they were eliminated in the third week. He danced with actress Patsy Palmer for the series and finished in fifth place. In the fourth series, he danced with actress and impressionist Jan Ravens but was eliminated in week 5 of the competition and his partner for the fifth series was TV presenter Kate Garraway, the couple was voted out in week 7. His partner for the series was actress Gillian Taylforth, the couple was voted out in week 2. In series seven, he was partnered with Laila Rouass, together, they made it to week 12. In series 8, he partnered Conservative politician Ann Widdecombe and had made it through to week 10, for its ninth series, Nancy DellOlio was Antons partner, the couple were eliminated in week 5. His partner for the series was model and actress Jerry Hall. They were eliminated in week 3 and his partner for series 11 was actress Fiona FullertonAnton du Beke – Du Beke and Erin Boag at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham, January 2008
15. Charles Ede – Charles Richard Montague Ede was the founder of The Folio Society. During World War II, Ede was commissioned into the Royal Tank Regiment and saw service at the Siege of Malta, Palestine, Egypt, and Italy, before transferring to the Intelligence Corps. After the War, instead of going up to Oxford University as originally intended, he registered with the London School of Printing, in 1971 Ede sold his share in The Folio Society and set up as an ancient art dealer. The Art of the Book, some record of work carried out in Europe and the U. S. ACharles Ede – Sophie Gengembre Anderson, A portrait of a fairy, by (1869). The title of the painting is Take the Fair Face of Woman, and Gently Suspending, With Butterflies, Flowers, and Jewels Attending, Thus Your Fairy is Made of Most Beautiful Things - purportedly from a poem by Charles Ede.
16. Edith of Wilton – Saint Edith of Wilton was an English nun, a daughter of King Edgar of England The Peaceful. She was born at Kemsing, Kent, in 961, following her death in 984, she became the patron saint of her community at Wilton Abbey in Wiltshire and churches were dedicated to her in Wiltshire and in other parts of Anglo-Saxon England. Her biography was written by Goscelin and her feast day is on 16 September, Edith was the daughter of Edgar, by Wilfrida, a woman of noble birth whom Edgar carried off from the nunnery at Wilton Abbey. He took her to his residence at Kemsing, near Sevenoaks, under Dunstans direction, Edgar did penance for this crime by not wearing his crown for seven years. Although forms of bride abduction were a part of Anglo-Saxon society. What we do know is that she stayed with him for at least a year, as soon as Wulfthryth could, she returned to Wilton, taking Edith with her. Edgar continued to support the abbey monetarily and with land grants, Edith was educated by the nuns of the abbey, where her mother had become abbess. Standing not far from a residence at Wilton, the abbey included as part of its devotional work the contemporary equivalent of a boarding school for young ladies. As was the custom of the time, Edith probably took the veil in her latter teens, Edgar died in 975, when Edith was about 14. According to legend, in 979, Edith had a dream that she had lost her right eye, like Æthelflæd, Lady of the Mercians before her, she could have been offered a throne as a woman. But given her convent upbringing, Edith would not have had any training in leadership in the practical sense and she was reported to have always dressed magnificently and was reported by the mediaeval chronicler William of Malmesbury to have worn luxurious golden garments. It is known that Abbess St. Wilfrid, Ediths mother, preferred that all the nuns at Wilton to dress in white habit with gold ornamentation, to the glory of God. What we can know without doubt is that Edgar continued to support Wulfthryth and Edith through the abbey, Edith built a church at Wilton and dedicated it to Saint Denis. Saint Dunstan was invited to the dedication and is said to have wept during the Mass, when he was asked why he wept, Dunstan said it was because he knew that Edith would die in three weeks. His prediction was proved to be correct when she died on 15 September 984 and she was buried at Wilton in the newly dedicated church. According to hagiography, Edith was greatly celebrated for her learning, her beauty, minor miracles were reported shortly after her death. A week after she died, Edith appeared in glory to her mother and told her that the Devil had tried to accuse her, but that she had broken his head. The early mediaeval writer Goscelin reported that thirteen years later she appeared in visions to Dunstan and others and he stated that Dunstan opened her tomb in the presence of her mother, and that its fragrant perfumes gave off the breath of paradiseEdith of Wilton – Edith of Wilton
17. John Epps – Dr John Epps was an English physician, phrenologist and homeopath. He was also a political activist, known as a champion of radical causes on which he preached, lectured, Epps, the eldest son of John Epps, was born into a Calvinist family in Sevenoaks, Kent in 1805. George Napoleon Epps was his half-brother, Epps became disillusioned with the religious atmosphere of his childhood. After education at an academy and then Mill Hill School. In 1824, at the age of 18, Epps went to Edinburgh to study medicine and he conceived of medicine as a tool of liberation for the poor and lower classes. After graduating Epps moved back to London where he began to practice and he became Medical Director of the Royal Jennerian and London Vaccine Institution, on the death of John Walker. Epps had a Scottish degree, but no license from the Royal College of Physicians, Epps also lectured on chemistry, botany, and materia medica, in London locations. Initially this was at the Aldersgate Medical School, and Windmill Street, there was briefly a medical school in Brewer Street, set up by William Birmingham Costello, Epps and Michael Ryan. Epps lectured publicly and extensively for the rest of his life, particularly on phrenology and homoeopathy, in London, when his health failed he continued to lecture in his own home. Introduced to it by his anatomy teacher William Sleigh while still a teenager, Epps embraced the phrenology of Franz Joseph Gall, while in Edinburgh he became friends with the phrenologists George and Andrew Combe, he had an introduction to Spurzheim through James Simpson. He began to lecture on phrenology in 1827, for Epps, phrenology was integrated with his Baptist Calvinism. With John Elliotson, he supported applications of phreno-mesmerism, Epps was influenced not only by continental phrenologists. He took from Gustav Carus and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck and his views were an idiosyncratic mixture from different sources, permitting an optimistic outlook within Calvinist views. John Isaac Hawkins acted as president, other members were Luke Burke and William Mattieu Williams. After 1842 it became part of the Christian Phrenological Society, Epps was drawn to homoeopathy in about 1837 after reading the works of Dr Paul Francis Curie, his other major influence in homoeopathy was Samuel Hahnemann. He had a very large practice, especially among the lower middle. His patients included Charlotte and Emily Brontë, at odds with Frederic Quin, the earliest British physician who practised homoeopathy, Epps did not join the British Homoeopathic Society. He associated with Curie in the English Homoeopathic Association, on 31 January 1869 Epps was attacked by paralysis, and he died, at the age of 64, on 12 FebruaryJohn Epps – Dr John Epps
18. Cathy Gilliat-Smith – Cathy Gilliat-Smith is an English field hockey player forward. She was selected for the England Womens U21 squad to play in the Junior Nations Cup in 2002 European Junior Nations Cup in Jaen and she was a member of the England U21 squad that toured South Africa in early 2001. She made her international debut for the England womens national field hockey team in 2002. With the English team at the Eurohockey Nations Championships she won bronze medals twice, in Dublin she in 2005 and she was also in the squad that won a bronze medal in the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. She is retired from international hockey and she currently plays hockey in the England national league for Sevenoaks Hockey Club in the Investec Womens Conference East League where she is player/coach of the ladies 1st team. She has played for a number of top English national league clubs including Loughborough Students, Chelmsford and she attended Tonbridge Grammar School between 1992 and 2000. She then attended Loughborough University, graduating with a degree in science in 2004. In November 2011 she gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl and she is a qualified teacher and currently a full-time teacher at Sevenoaks School in Kent. She is the assistant to the Housemaster of Johnsons House and teaches PE, Sevenoaks Hockey Club Unofficial website of the playerCathy Gilliat-Smith – Cathy Gilliat-Smith
19. Danielle Murphy – Danielle Murphy is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder or defender for Barnet Ladies and has represented England at senior international level. Murphy joined Millwall Lionesses as a 14-year-old after a meeting with Pauline Cope. She made her Premier League debut at 14 and won the 1997 FA Womens Cup, in 1999 Murphy went to the University of Florida on a soccer scholarship. During her four years in the United States, she played for the Florida Gators womens soccer team in National Collegiate Athletic Association competition and was named to the 2001 All-American team, while playing for Florida she was a team-mate of Abby Wambach. When Murphy returned to England in July 2003, she signed for Charlton Athletic Ladies, in four successful years Charlton won the 2005 FA Womens Cup and the Premier League Cup in 2004 and 2006. Murphy was then a critic of relegated Charlton Athletics decision to axe the womens team in 2007. Murphy was one of seven players to join Watford Ladies from Charlton in August 2007 and she moved to Barnet Ladies in February 2008. Murphy was the captain of England U-18s when she made her debut, aged 16. She was Englands youngest ever player since the Football Association took over the team in 1993 and she won 23 caps and was named in the Euro 2001 squad. After participating in 2003 FIFA Womens World Cup qualification, Murphy retired from football to concentrate on her studies in America. Murphy attended Beaverwood School for Girls and graduated with a degree in sociology from the University of Florida and she works as a Firefighter and ran the London Marathon in 2006. FA Womens Cup,2 1996–97, 2004–05 FA Womens Premier League Cup,4 1996–97, 2003–04, 2005-06, 2010-11 List of Florida Gators soccer players List of University of Florida alumni Barnet ProfileDanielle Murphy – Danielle Murphy
20. Vita Sackville-West – Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH, usually known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English poet, novelist, and garden designer. Victoria Sackville-West was born at Knole House near Sevenoaks, Kent, the child of Victoria Sackville-West and Lionel Edward Sackville-West, 3rd Baron Sackville. Her mother was the daughter of Lionel Sackville-West, 2nd Baron Sackville. Christened Victoria Mary Sackville-West, the girl was known as Vita throughout her life to distinguish her from her mother, the usual English aristocratic inheritance customs were followed by the Sackville-West family, which prevented Vita from inheriting Knole on the death of her father. The house followed the title, and was bequeathed instead by her father to his nephew Charles, Vitas first close friend was Rosamund Grosvenor, who was four years her senior. She was the daughter of Algernon Henry Grosvenor, and the granddaughter of Robert Grosvenor, Vita met Rosamund at Miss Woolfs school in 1899, when Rosamund had been invited to cheer Vita up while her father was fighting in the Second Boer War. Rosamund and Vita later shared a governess for their morning lessons, as they grew up together, Vita fell in love with Rosamund, whom she called Roddie or Rose or the Rubens lady. Rosamund, in turn, was besotted with Vita, Lady Sackville, Vitas mother, invited Rosamund to visit the family at their villa in Monte Carlo, Rosamund also stayed with Vita at Knole House, at Rue Lafitte, and at Sluie. During the Monte Carlo visit, Vita wrote in her diary, upon Rosamunds departure, Vita wrote, Strange how little I minded, she has no personality, thats why. Their secret relationship ended in 1913 when Vita married, Rosamund died in London in 1944 during a German V1 rocket raid. Sackville-West was more involved with Violet Trefusis, daughter of the Hon. George Keppel and his wife, Alice Keppel. They first met when Vita Sackville-West was 12 and Violet was 10, the relationship began when they were both in their teens and strongly influenced them for years. Both later married and became writers, in 1913, during a visit to Spain, Sackville-West visited a Romany camp and was enchanted by she saw, writing God, how happy and free I feel. In 1913, at age 21, Vita married the 27-year-old writer, nicknamed Hadji, or pilgrim, by his father, he was the third son of British diplomat Arthur Nicolson, 1st Baron Carnock. The couple had an open marriage, writing in the third person Sackville-West wrote in her early years of her marriage she never knew the physical passion she had felt for Rosamund, she didnt really miss it either. Following the pattern of his fathers career, Harold Nicholson was at different times a diplomat, journalist, broadcaster, Member of Parliament and they employed the architect Edwin Lutyens to make many improvements to the house. The couple had two children, Nigel, who became an editor, politician, and writer, and Benedict. Vita and Trefusis eloped several times from 1918 on, mostly to France, while there Sackville-West dressed as a man when they went out togetherVita Sackville-West – Vita Sackville-West by Philip de László, 1910
21. Julie Verhoeven – Julie Verhoeven is a British illustrator and designer who has collaborated with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Versace and Peter Jensen. While she is recognised primarily for her work in fashion, she has contributed illustrations to books, magazines. Her work has widely exhibited, including at Londons Hayward Gallery. She is an academic at both Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art. With recurring retro references – particularly to the 1970s and pop culture – her illustrations have been described as whimsical, in a 2008 interview, she said, For the moment I am doing artist/designer. I would like to be regarded as an artist eventually, in 2012, the Victoria & Albert Museum acquired a large archive of her work for its permanent collection. Verhoeven studied fashion at Kent Institute of Art & Design, graduating in 1987 and she worked first as an assistant for John Galliano, and later for Martine Sitbon in Paris. In 2002, the Gibo by Julie Verhoeven fashion line was first shown at London Fashion Week, following Gibo, Verhoeven focused on consulting and design collaborations. She has worked with many fashion brands, including Louis Vuitton, Versace, Mulberry. She also worked with Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro during their design direction at Cacharel, verhoevens illustrations have been widely exhibited internationally, including MU, Eindhoven and Vera Gliem, Cologne. London exhibitions included Saint Jamess in Bloom at the Economist Plaza in 2006 and she has also delivered a presentation at the V&A and held an exhibition, Fannying Around, at the Hayward Gallerys space Concrete. In 2013, she designed the artwork and created an installation – Ladies Lets Rip. – for Bath in Fashion 2013 at the Holburne Museum,2014 activities included a collaborative exhibition with Jimmy Merris at Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen. Verhoeven combines illustration projects and design collaborations with part-time teaching and she has been a tutor on the MA fashion course at Central Saint Martins since 1996 and teaches on the womenswear programme at the RCA, where she is also an honorary fellowJulie Verhoeven – Julie Verhoeven illustration for the exhibition Man enough to be a Woman, 2009 source: Playing Futures: Applied Nomadology
22. William Waller – Sir William Waller was an English Parliamentary general during the English Civil War. He received his education at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, and served in the Venetian army and he received a knighthood in 1622 after taking part in Veres expedition to the Electorate of the Palatinate. William Waller was born in Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent, the son of Sir Thomas Waller and his wife Margaret Lennard and his father was a descendant of the Waller family of Groombridge Place, Kent, constable of Dover Castle and member of parliament for Dover. His cousin was the Parliamentarian and regicide Hardress Waller, William Waller attended Magdalen College, Oxford, but did not graduate. He succeeded to the estates of his father in 1613 and was knighted on 30 June 1622, as from 1636 Waller owned a quarter-share in the Providence Island Company. In 1640 Waller was elected Member of Parliament for Andover in the Short Parliament and he was elected MP for Andover for the Long Parliament on 3 May 1642. As a strict Presbyterian by religion, and a member of the opposition in politics, at the beginning of 1643 Waller was promoted to major-general and placed in charge of operations in the region of Gloucester and Bristol. He concluded his first campaign in this theatre with a victory at Highnam, however, Hopton and a relieving force from Oxford inflicted a crushing defeat upon Wallers army at the Battle of Roundway Down. God in his good time send us the blessing of peace and we are both upon the stage and must act such parts as are assigned us in this tragedy, let us do it in a way of honour and without personal animosities. The destruction of his army at Roundway scarcely affected Wallers military reputation, many reproaching Essex, the Londoners, who had called him William the Conqueror, recognised his skill and energy so far as willingly to raise a new army for him in London and the south-eastern counties. From 7th to 9th of August 1643, there were popular demonstrations at Westminster. An anti-war demonstration by London women turned violent, and was suppressed by Wallers regiment of horse, many women were beaten and some even killed in the melee. Wallers career became one of gradual disillusionment and his new forces were distinctively local, and, like other local troops on both sides, resented long marches and hard work far from their own counties. Only at moments of imminent danger could they be trusted to do their duty. Waller himself, a general of the highest skill — the best shifter and chooser of ground on either side - was, like Turenne, at his best at the head of a small, in these circumstances affairs went from bad to worse. His last expeditions were made into the west for the relief of Taunton, by this time the confusion in all the armed forces of the parliament had reached such a height that reforms were at last taken in hand. Simultaneously with the New Model came the Self-denying Ordinance, which required all members of parliament to lay down their military commands, as he had already requested to be relieved, Waller did so gladly and his active military career came to an end. But the events of 1643 -1644 had done more than embitter him and he was several times imprisoned between 1648 and 1659William Waller – General Sir William Waller by Cornelius Johnson, 1643, National Portrait Gallery, London, NPG 5819