A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CAROLINE HERSCHEL

Caroline Herschel was a famous woman astronomer of the 18th century. Caroline was born on 16 March 1750 in Hanover, Germany. She was one of 8 children. Her father Isaac Herschel was a musician. Her mother was called Anna. Her brother William Herschel moved to England. However in 1772 he returned to Hanover and took… Continue reading A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CAROLINE HERSCHEL

A Brief Biography of Catherine of Aragon

By Tim Lambert Catherine of Aragon was born on 16 December 1485. She was the daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. Like most upper-class girls at that time, Catherine was highly educated. As an adult, she was very erudite. Because of her learning, she was admired by scholars like Erasmus and Juan… Continue reading A Brief Biography of Catherine of Aragon

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CATHERINE THE GREAT

By Tim Lambert Her Early Life Catherine the Great was born Sophie Friederike Auguste von Anhalt-Zerbst in Stettin, Prussia on 2 May 1729. Her father was a German prince. It was decided she should marry Peter, the heir to the throne of Russia. She moved to Russia in 1744 and changed her name to Catherine.… Continue reading A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CATHERINE THE GREAT

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE

By Tim Lambert Her Early Life Charlotte Bronte was a great writer of the early 19th century. Charlotte was born on 21 April 1816 at the parsonage in Market Street in Thornton near the rapidly growing town of Bradford. Her father was Reverend Patrick Bronte. Her mother was Maria. They had 6 children. However, two… Continue reading A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE By Tim Lambert The early life of Christopher Marlowe n Christopher Marlowe was a great Elizabethan playwright. He was baptised in Canterbury, Kent on 26 February 1564. The exact date of his birth is not certain but he was born the same year as William Shakespeare during the reign… Continue reading A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE

A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CHRISTOPHER WREN

By Tim Lambert Christopher Wren was one of the greatest architects of the 17th century. He is, of course, famous for St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Wren was born on 20 October 1632 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, England. His father was a clergyman. Christopher was educated at Westminster School and in 1650 he went to… Continue reading A BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF CHRISTOPHER WREN