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Blain, Sir Herbert Edwin

Mike Esbester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Politics; Elections and Electoral Studies. 1100 words.

Blain, Sir Herbert Edwin (1870–1942), safety campaigner and political agent, was born at 341 Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool, on 14 May 1870, the son of Arbuthnot Harrisson Blain...

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Bruce, Robert

Allan White.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Politics; Elections and Electoral Studies. 1588 words.

Bruce, Robert (d. 1602), political agent and spy, was 'the son of a poor gentleman and a merchant's daughter' (CSP Scot., 1597–1603, 609), and a brother of the laird of Bynnie. He acted for...

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Ingram [née Shepheard, Gibson], Frances, Viscountess Irwin

E. H. Chalus.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; History of Agriculture; Agriculture and Farming; Politics; Elections and Electoral Studies. 1303 words.

Ingram [née Shepheard, Gibson], Frances, Viscountess Irwin (1734?–1807), landowner and political manager, may have been born on 8 August 1734, the illegitimate daughter and heir of the...

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Nabakrishna [Nobkissen], maharaja

Somendra C. Nandy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Politics; Elections and Electoral Studies. 860 words.

Nabakrishna [Nobkissen], maharaja (c. 1718–1797), political agent and adventurer, rendered major services to the British in their rise to power in Bengal and reaped rich rewards as a...

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