James Cook
Captain James Cook the English explorer, navigator and cartographer. A Captain in the Royal Navy, Cook made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, exploring the...
HMS Endeavour
71°21′W / 41.600°N 71.350°W / 41.600; -71.350 (Narragansett Bay)HMS Endeavour, also known as HM Bark Endeavour, was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenan...
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HMS Resolution (1771)
HMS Resolution was a sloop of the Royal Navy, a converted merchant collier purchased by the Navy and adapted, in which Captain James Cook made his second and third voyages of exploration in the Pacifi...
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Fred Hockley
Sub-Lieutenant Frederick (Fred) Hockley RNVR (1923–1945) was an English Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm fighter pilot, notable for taking part in the last combat mission flown by British aircraft in the Seco...
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James W. W. Birch
James Wheeler Woodford Birch, commonly known as J. W. W. Birch (3 April 1826 – 2 November 1875) was the first British Resident in Perak, Malaysia. He was appointed to the post on 4 November 1874 as th...
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James Hannington
James Hannington (3 September 1847 – 29 October 1885) was an Anglican missionary, saint and martyr. He was the first Anglican bishop of East Africa.
The nineteenth century was a century of mission...
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Francis Cadell (explorer)
Francis William Cadell (9 February 1822 – 1879) was a European explorer of Australia, most remembered for opening the Murray River up for transport by steamship and for his activities as a slave trade...
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Forby Sutherland
Forby Sutherland was a member of the crew of the Endeavour during Lieutenant (later- Captain) Cook's voyage to New South Wales. He died while the ship was in Botany Bay, making him the first Britis...
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St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles
St Giles House is located on the Shaftesbury Estate in Wimborne St Giles in East Dorset in England, just south of Cranborne Chase. This is the ancestral home and centre of business of the Ashley-Coope...
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Thomas Baker (missionary)
The Reverend Thomas Baker (6 February 1832—July 1867) was a Methodist missionary in Fiji, known as being the only missionary in that country to be killed and eaten, along with seven of his Fijian fol...
Horace Roye
Horace Roye (born Horace Roye-Narbeth, 4 March 1906 - 11 June 2002) was one of the 20th century's pioneering photographers. Roye's photo Tomorrow's Crucifixion, depicting a nude model wearing a gas ma...
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Christopher Ewart-Biggs
Christopher Ewart-Biggs, CMG, OBE (1921 – 21 July 1976) was the British Ambassador to Ireland, an author and senior Foreign Office liaison officer with MI6. He was assassinated by the Provisional Iris...
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Fiona Watson
Fiona Watson (1968 – 19 August 2003) was a Scottish political affairs officer working in Sérgio Vieira de Mello's office who was killed along with other members of United Nations Assistance Mission in...
Stan Woodbridge
Flight Sergeant Stanley James Woodbridge, GC (29 August 1921 – 7 February 1945), known as Stan Woodbridge, was a British World War II recipient of the George Cross. He was born in Chelsea, London, and...
Mutiny on the Bounty
The Mutiny on the Bounty was a mutiny aboard the Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789. The mutiny was led by Fletcher Christian against their captain, Lieutenant William Bligh. According to ac...
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Arthur L. Collins
Arthur Launcelot Collins was a British metallurgist, mining engineer and mine manager of properties in Mexico and the United States. He was born 8 July 1868 in Truro, Cornwall, England, the son of a p...
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Roy Francis Adkins
Roy Francis Adkins (4 October 1947 – 28 September 1990) was a recognised London gangland figure during the 1970s and 80s.Adkins started his career in robbery and, as with many criminal figures during ...
Sidney Reilly
Lieutenant Sidney George Reilly, MC (c. 24 March 1873 – 5 November 1925), famously known as the Ace of Spies, was a Jewish Russian-born adventurer and secret agent employed by Scotland Yard, the Briti...
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Peter Falconio
Peter Marco Falconio (20 September 1972 – 14 July 2001) was a British tourist from Hepworth, West Yorkshire, who disappeared in the Australian outback in July 2001, while travelling with girlfrie...
George Adamson
George Adamson (3 February 1906 – 20 August 1989), also known as the Baba ya Simba ("Father of Lions" in Swahili), was a British wildlife conservationist and author. He and his wife, Joy Adamson, are ...
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Stephen Saunders (British Army officer)
Brigadier Stephen Saunders (26 July 1947 - 8 June 2000), the British military attaché in Athens, was killed on 8 June 2000 by motorcycle gunmen who were members of Revolutionary Organization 17 Novemb...
Ernest Gibbins
Ernest Gerald Gibbins (1900 – 3 November 1942) was a British entomologist who worked on insects of medical importance. He described 26 new species. While researching tropical diseases in Uganda, he wa...
Murder of Julie Ward
Julie Ward is a British woman who was murdered in Kenya in September 1988. Ward died whilst on safari in the Masai Mara game reserve. The subsequent investigation into her death was notable for the ca...
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Gayle Williams
Gayle Williams (18 December 1973 – 20 October 2008) was an aid worker for SERVE Afghanistan of joint British and South African nationality. She was shot on her way to work in Kabul, Afghanistan by two...
Murder of Meredith Kercher
Meredith Susanna Cara Kercher (28 December 1985 –1 November 2007) was a British student on exchange from the University of Leeds who was murdered in Perugia, Italy, on 1 November 2007. Kercher, aged 2...
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