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(Arthur Frederic) Basil Williams (1867—1950) historian




Basil Alfred Yeaxlee (1883—1967) educationist

Basil Beaumont (1669—1703) naval officer

Basil Bernard Bernstein (1924—2000) sociologist

Basil Binyon (1885—1977) electrical engineer

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Basil Bunting (1900—1985) poet

Basil Cameron (1884—1975) conductor

Basil Champneys (1842—1935) architect and author

Basil Charles Wright (1907—1987) maker of documentary films and author

Basil Clive Dearden (1911—1971) film director

Basil Coetzee (1944—1998)

Basil Davidson

Basil Dowling (1910—2000)

Basil Edward Butler (1902—1986) Roman Catholic bishop and theologian

Basil Elachistos (1925)

Basil Feilding (c. 1608—1675) parliamentarian army officer and politician

Basil Fomeen

Basil George Mitchell (b. 1917)

Basil Gray (1904—1989) museum curator

Basil H. Johnston (b. 1929)

Basil H. Liddell Hart (1895—1970) military thinker and historian

Basil Hall (1788—1844) naval officer and author

Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850—1935) Japanologist

Basil Harwood (1859—1949) organist and composer

Basil Herbert Dean (1888—1978) theatre producer


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The second novel of Wilkie Collins, and an early example of the sensation genre: a sombre exploration of sexual obsession. Basil, a serious young man of good family, becomes ...

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Wilkie Collins (1824—1889) writer