A Brief Biography of George Washington

By Tim Lambert George Washington is famous for the part he played in the American War of Independence as well as for being the first president of the USA. George was born on 22 February 1732 in Virginia. His father Augustine was a plantation owner. His mother was called Mary. George’s father died in 1743… Continue reading A Brief Biography of George Washington

A Brief Biography of Grigori Rasputin

By Tim Lambert Grigori Rasputin was born in a village in Siberia. We don’t know the exact date but it was around 1869. At that time life in Siberia was hard and primitive. It was almost untouched by the Industrial Revolution that was sweeping western Europe. However, the Rasputin family were not poor peasants. They… Continue reading A Brief Biography of Grigori Rasputin

A Brief Biography of Henry Fawcett

By Tim Lambert Henry Fawcett was a reformer of the 19th century. He campaigned for women’s suffrage (women’s right to vote). Henry was born in Salisbury on 26 August 1833. He was one of 4 children. Henry was educated at Cambridge University. Unfortunately, Henry was blinded in an accident in 1858. His father shot at… Continue reading A Brief Biography of Henry Fawcett

A Brief Biography of Hilda of Whitby

By Tim Lambert Hilda of Whitby was an influential woman in the Anglo-Saxon Church. Christianity was first brought to Britain during the Roman occupation. However, in 407 the last Roman soldiers left Britain. In the 5th and 6th centuries Pagan peoples, the Saxons, Angles, and Jutes from Germany and Denmark invaded what is now England… Continue reading A Brief Biography of Hilda of Whitby

A Brief Biography of Hildegard of Bingen

By Tim Lambert Her Early Life Hildegard of Bingen was a writer in the 12th century. She was born about 1098 in Germany. Hildegard came from an upper-class family. She was one of ten children. When she was 15 Hildegard became a Benedictine nun. In 1136 when she was about 38 Hildegard became the abbess.… Continue reading A Brief Biography of Hildegard of Bingen

A Brief Biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

By Tim Lambert Isambard Kingdom Brunel was born in Portsea, Portsmouth on 9 April 1806. His father Isambard Marc Brunel was also an engineer. He was born in France in 1769 but he fled abroad in 1793 during the French Revolution. In 1799 he married Sophia Kingdom and they had 3 children, Sophia, Isambard and Emma. Isambard… Continue reading A Brief Biography of Isambard Kingdom Brunel