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Alexander, (Conel) Hugh O'Donel (1909–1974), chess player and cryptanalyst

Harry Golombek.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 1551 words.

Alexander, (Conel) Hugh O'Donel (1909–1974), chess player and cryptanalyst, was born in Cork on 19 April 1909, the eldest of four children of Conel William Long Alexander (1879–1920),...

Ansell, Sir Michael Picton (1905–1994), army officer and showjumping administrator

Wray Vamplew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 972 words.

Ansell, Sir Michael Picton (1905–1994), army officer and showjumping administrator, was born at The Curragh, co. Kildare, Ireland, on 26 March 1905, the son of George Kirkpatrick Ansell (d....

Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 840 words.

Barker, John (c. 1600–1653), naval officer and shipmaster, was possibly related to the John Barker of Ratcliffe, Middlesex, shipmaster and captain of the Golden Cock who in 1629, aged...

Barry, Sir (Philip) Stuart Milner- (1906–1995), code-breaker and chess player

Ralph Erskine.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts. 1138 words.

Barry, Sir (Philip) Stuart Milner- (1906–1995), code-breaker and chess player, was born on 20 September 1906 in Hendon, London, the second youngest of six children (five sons and one...

Bedloe, William (1650–1680), informer and adventurer

Alan Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; World History; Travel and Holiday. 2041 words.

Bedloe, William (1650–1680), informer and adventurer, was the second son of Isaac Bedloe (d. 1656). William Bedloe was born in Chepstow on 20 May 1650 and spent his early life both there...

Bell, Donald Simpson (1890–1916), schoolteacher, footballer, and soldier

Helen Snelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Education; Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 932 words.

Bell, Donald Simpson (1890–1916), schoolteacher, footballer, and soldier, was born in Harrogate, North Riding of Yorkshire, on 3 December 1890, the youngest son and fifth of the eight...

Bellew, Capt. Edward Donald

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 118 words.

VC 1915

Born 28 Oct. 1882; er s of late Major Patrick Bellew, Bengal Army, HEICS, and Assay-Master of the Bombay Mint, and of Exeter, England; ...

Best, Thomas (1570–1639), sea captain and master of Trinity House

R. C. D. Baldwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1727 words.

Best, Thomas (1570–1639), sea captain and master of Trinity House, was baptized on 8 June 1570 at Merstham, Surrey, the youngest son of Robert Best, an interpreter for the Muscovy Company,...

Betty Crocker

Overview page. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink — Warfare and Defence.

A fictitious character, exhibiting conservative values and a consistently cheerful demeanour, purporting to be the presenter or writer of a series of radio programmes, newspaper articles,...

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Blood, Thomas (1617/18–1680), adventurer and spy

Alan Marshall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; World History; Travel and Holiday. 5588 words.

Blood, Thomas (1617/18–1680), adventurer and spy, was born at Sarney, co. Meath. His early life is obscure, but it was later claimed that his father (who was possibly Neptune Blood) was a...

Boden, Joseph (d. 1811), army officer in the East India Company and benefactor

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 347 words.

Boden, Joseph (d. 1811), army officer in the East India Company and benefactor, details of whose birth and parentage are unknown, was appointed lieutenant in the Bombay native infantry on...

Booth, Mrs Bramwell, (Florence Eleanor)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 135 words.

Born Blaina, 1861; d of late Dr Soper, Plymouth; m 1882, (William) Bramwell Booth, CH (d 1929); two s five d; died 10 June 1957...

Boyd, John Parker

William B. Skelton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Travel and Holiday; Land Forces and Warfare. 1184 words.

Boyd, John Parker (21 December 1764–04 October 1830), army officer and soldier of fortune, was born in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the son of James Boyd and Susanna (maiden name unknown)....

Bradstreet, Dudley (1711–1763), adventurer and spy

J. T. Gilbert.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; World History; Travel and Holiday. 410 words.

Bradstreet, Dudley (1711–1763), adventurer and spy, was born in Tipperary, where his father had obtained considerable land under the Cromwellian grants. His father's wealth was much reduced...

Brady, Sir Antonio (1811–1881), Admiralty official, naturalist, and social reformer

G. C. Boase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Natural History; Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare. 1174 words.

Brady, Sir Antonio (1811–1881), Admiralty official, naturalist, and social reformer, was born at Deptford, London, on 10 November 1811, the eldest son of Anthony Brady of the Deptford...

Bramall

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Politics. 234 words.

KG 1990; GCB 1979 (KCB 1974); OBE 1965; MC 1945

Born 18 Dec. 1923; s of late Major Edmund Haselden Bramall...

Brazier-Creagh, Maj.-Gen. Sir (Kilner) Rupert

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 149 words.

KBE 1962 (CBE 1947); CB 1954; DSO 1944

Born 12 Dec. 1909; 2nd s of late Lt-Col K. C. Brazier-Creagh; m 1st, 1938, Elizabeth Mary (d 1967), ...

Broughton, Thomas Duer (1778–1835), army officer in the East India Company and writer on India

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Travel and Holiday. 354 words.

Broughton, Thomas Duer (1778–1835), army officer in the East India Company and writer on India, was born in Bristol on 8 March 1778, son of the Revd Thomas Broughton, rector of St Peter's,...

Browne, John Ross

Richard H. Dillon.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1392 words.

Browne, John Ross (11 February 1821–08 December 1875), writer, world traveler, and government agent, was born in Beggars Bush, near Dublin, Ireland, the son of Thomas Egerton Browne and...

Bruce, Charles Granville (1866–1939), army officer and mountaineer

Kenneth Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1530 words.

Bruce, Charles Granville (1866–1939), army officer and mountaineer, was born in London on 7 April 1866, the youngest son of Henry Austin Bruce, first Baron Aberdare (1815–1895), politician,...