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Robert Lord Clive

1725-1774

In 1744, when he was a youth of nineteen, Robert Clive arrived in India, as a penniless clerk in the...

William Duke Of Clarence

1765-1827

When Queen Charlotte, consort of George III, visited Bath in 1817, she was accompanied by her third son William, Duke...

Queen Charlotte

1744-1818

George III’s queen came to Bath to take a course of the waters in November, 1817, the year before her...

Fanny Burney

1752-1840

Fanny Burney was a prolific writer from an early age until her death, and her letters and diaries afford fascinating...

Edmund Burke

1729-1797

The great eighteenth century statesman and political philosopher often stayed in Bath, chiefly for reasons of health. In 1756 he...

Sir Francis Burdett

1770-1844

dwSir Francis Burdett lived at 16 Royal Crescent from 1814 until 1822. As a politician, he was an ardent champion...

Sir James Brooke

1803-1866

The ‘White Rajah of Sarawak’, as he was known, was born at Benares in India, but spent much of his...

Admiral Sir Edward Berry

1768-1831

On September 25th, 1797, Nelson, after losing an arm at Tenerife, was received by George III, and invested with the...

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