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at the age of 13,
English cricketer is the youngest person to have been awarded a scholarship to the Joe Root Yorkshire County Cricket Club academy?
, promoted as the first Mona Darkfeather Native American movie star, was actually of English and Mestizo ancestry and a member of the prominent Southern California Workman family?
, a veteran of the John Weston Brooke Second Boer War and an explorer with the East African Syndicate, was the first Englishman to gain an audience with the Dalai Lama, in 1906?
in 1885, over 10,000 mourners attended the funeral of
English maidservant Alice Ayres (pictured)?
in 1895, the husband of
English actress shot her dead and then killed himself, leaving behind a suicide note censuring the Amy Roselle acting profession?
, the largest surviving 12th-century Winchester Bible English Bible, incorporated the skins of 250 calves?
on appointment in 1486,
became the last Robert Morton English Bishop of Worcester until the English Reformation?
may have been the first William Weston Englishman to have led an expedition to North America?
The Greencards (pictured) are a Texas bluegrass band known for their Americana sound, but are composed of two Australians and an Englishman?
English author , in an attempt to support herself and her two daughters after separating from her husband, ran both a coffee house and a dance school?
English actor played Ronald Magill Amos Brearly, landlord of The Woolpack public house in ITV's soap opera , for 19 years?
English playwright was the first pupil in David Edgar Oundle School's 300-year history to be permitted to direct a school play?
RAF Wing Commander was the last George Salaman Englishman to be imprisoned in the Tower of London when he impersonated a Luftwaffe officer to entrap the imprisoned Rudolf Hess?
, the brother of Augustus Dickens English novelist Charles Dickens, abandoned his blind wife in London and ran away to America with another woman?
, the Robert Bristow British harbour engineer credited for the development of the Indian port of Kochi, also founded the first non white-exclusive club in the state?
, called "the only truly Maxime de la Falaise chic Englishwoman" by Cecil Beaton, said that "no straight man was attractive" in the 1970s' fashion industry?
English headmistress founded Olive Willis Downe House School, where her chauffeur- architect- engineer slept in her bathroom?
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