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Alexander Monro

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Philosophy.

(1697–1767).

Scottish surgeon and anatomist. John Monro (1670–1740) had been so impressed by the system of medical education experienced at Leiden that he determined to introduce...

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Sir John Eliot

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Philosophy.

(1592–1632).

Eliot, a parliamentarian, was initially a client of the royal favourite Buckingham, but turned against him, and in 1626 took part in the impeachment proceedings. For...

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Sir Robert Moray

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Philosophy.

(c. 1609–73).

Moray, the son of a Scottish laird from Perthshire, was soldier, scientist, and politician. He spent many years in the French service, acting as go‐between for...

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9th earl of Northumberland, Henry Percy

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Philosophy.

(1564–1632).

Northumberland inherited the title at the age of 21 in 1585 when his father, confined to the Tower, was found shot. He was given the Garter in 1593 and ...

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Thomas Herbert

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Philosophy.

(1656–1733).

Pembroke had a long and distinguished political career, was sword-bearer at five coronations, and was a keen patron of the arts. He succeeded to the title in 1683 and...

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William Hunter

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Philosophy.

(1718–83) and

(1728–93).

Scottish anatomists. Intended for the church, William turned to medicine, studying at Edinburgh and London before establishing a private anatomy...

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