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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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Hotham, Sir Richard (1722–1799), merchant and founder of the resort of Bognor

R. Iden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Travel and Holiday. 726 words.

Hotham, Sir Richard (1722–1799), merchant and founder of the resort of Bognor, was born in York on 5 October 1722, the youngest of five children (of whom only he and his sister survived...

Gresham, Sir Thomas (c. 1518–1579), mercer, merchant adventurer, and founder of the Royal Exchange and Gresham College

Ian Blanchard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; World History; Travel and Holiday. 7594 words.

Gresham, Sir Thomas (c. 1518–1579), mercer, merchant adventurer, and founder of the Royal Exchange and Gresham College, the second of the two sons and two daughters of Sir Richard Gresham...

Erdman, Edward Louis

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Business Finance. 92 words.

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Born 4 July 1906; s of David and Pauline Erdman; m 1949, Pamela (née Mason); one s.; died 28 Jan. 2003

Founder, 1934...

Swan, (Richard) Kenneth [Ken] (1919–2005), tour operator

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Business and Management. 922 words.

Swan, (Richard) Kenneth [Ken] (1919–2005), tour operator, was born on 3 April 1919 at 175 High Street, Guildford, Surrey, the only child of William Frederic Swan, founder of Swan's Travel...

Palgrave, William Gifford (1826–1888), traveller and diplomatist

Jason Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1390 words.

Palgrave, William Gifford (1826–1888), traveller and diplomatist, was born at 22 Parliament Street, Westminster, London, on 24 January 1826. He was the second son of Sir Francis Palgrave...

Glas, George (1725–1765), mariner

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 804 words.

Glas, George (1725–1765), mariner, was born probably at Dundee, one of fifteen children of John Glas (1695–1773), founder of the Glasite or Sandemanian church, and his wife, Katharine Black...