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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Macmillan, Douglas (1884–1969), civil servant and charity founder

Timothy J. Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1017 words.

Macmillan, Douglas (1884–1969), civil servant and charity founder, was born on 10 August 1884 at 12 Cumnock Terrace, Castle Cary, Somerset, the seventh of eight children of William...

Brome, Adam (d. 1332), administrator and first founder of Oriel College, Oxford

Jeremy Catto.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 875 words.

Brome, Adam (d. 1332), administrator and first founder of Oriel College, Oxford, was probably the son of Thomas of Brome, who took his name from Brome near Eye in Suffolk; according to the...

Elphinstone, William (1431–1514), administrator, bishop of Aberdeen, and founder of the University of Aberdeen

Leslie J. Macfarlane.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Political Institutions; Public Administration; UK Politics. 2082 words.

Elphinstone, William (1431–1514), administrator, bishop of Aberdeen, and founder of the University of Aberdeen, was probably born in Glasgow. His father, also named William, was a younger...

Merton, Walter of (c. 1205–1277), administrator, bishop of Rochester, and founder of Merton College, Oxford

G. H. Martin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; UK Politics; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 2057 words.

Merton, Walter of (c. 1205–1277), administrator, bishop of Rochester, and founder of Merton College, Oxford, was the son of William Cook (le Kuk, le Keu) of Basingstoke, Hampshire, and in...

Wykeham, William (c. 1324–1404), bishop of Winchester, administrator, and founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford

Peter Partner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 4818 words.

Wykeham, William (c. 1324–1404), bishop of Winchester, administrator, and founder of Winchester College and New College, Oxford, was the son of John Long, a man of free condition from...

Fox [Foxe], Richard (1447/8–1528), administrator, bishop of Winchester, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford

C. S. L. Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 6421 words.

Fox [Foxe], Richard (1447/8–1528), administrator, bishop of Winchester, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was born at Pullocks Manor, Ropsley, near Grantham, Lincolnshire. He...

Dawson, William Harbutt (1860–1948), journalist and civil servant

Jörg Filthaut.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 1363 words.

Dawson, William Harbutt (1860–1948), journalist and civil servant, was born on 27 July 1860 at South Field Terrace, Skipton in Craven, Yorkshire, the third of the eight children of John...

Spender, Sir Wilfrid Bliss (1876–1960), army officer and civil servant

Dennis Kennedy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; UK Politics; Political Institutions. 2945 words.

Spender, Sir Wilfrid Bliss (1876–1960), army officer and civil servant, was born in London on 6 October 1876, the last of the five children of Edward Spender (1834–1878) and his wife, Ellen...

Tovi the Proud (fl. 1018–1042), nobleman and administrator

Ann Williams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political Institutions; Public Administration; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History. 793 words.

Tovi the Proud (fl. 1018–1042), nobleman and administrator, was probably of Danish descent. He is remembered as the founder of the college of secular canons at Holy Cross, Waltham, in...

Northburgh, Roger (d. 1358), administrator and bishop of Coventry and Lichfield

Roy Martin Haines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 2188 words.

Northburgh, Roger (d. 1358), administrator and bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, seems to have been a founder member of an influential administrative family, supposedly taking its name from...