Thomas Branch
Thomas Branch (fl. 1738–1753), was a British author. His Principia Legis et Æquitatis was regarded as "the accumulated spirit and wisdom of . . . the English law."
Nothing is known of Branch's lif...
Robert Burns
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Robbie Burns, Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and i...
Thomas Edwards (orientalist)
Thomas Edwards (1652–1721) was a Welsh divine and orientalist.
Edwards was born at Llanllèchid, near Bangor, Carnarvonshire, in 1652. He was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, where ...
John Galpine
John Galpine (died 1806), was a British botanical author.Galpine was the author of 'Synoptical Compend of the British Flora,' was elected an associate of the Linnean Society 20 February 1798; the pref...
Walking Stewart
John "Walking" Stewart (19 February 1747 – 20 February 1822) was an English traveller and philosopher.Known as 'Walking' Stewart to his contemporaries for having travelled on foot from Madras, I...
Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Anna Laetitia Barbauld (/bɑrˈboʊld/, by herself possibly /bɑrˈboʊ/, as in French, née Aikin; 20 June 1743 – 9 March 1825) was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children'...
Joseph Addison
Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was the eldest son of The Reverend Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside t...
William Wordsworth
William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint pub...
Edmund Burt
Edmund Burt also known as Edward Burt (died 4 January 1755) was a Scottish military figure, engineer and author.He was the author of the Letters from a Gentleman in the North of Scotland, largely quot...
William Blake
William Blake (28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English painter, poet and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of...
Edmund Affleck
Sir Edmund Affleck, 1st Baronet (19 April 1725 – 19 November 1788) was a naval officer of considerable repute.
Affleck was born on 19 April 1725 the ninth son of the politician Gilbert Affle...
James Finlayson (minister)
James Finlayson, D.D. (1758–1808), was a Scottish minister in the Church of Scotland.
Finlayson was born on 15 February 1758, at Nether Cambushenie, in the parish of Dunblane, Perthshire, where hi...
William Godwin
William Godwin (3 March 1756 – 7 April 1836) was an English journalist, political philosopher and novelist. He is considered one of the first exponents of utilitarianism, and the first modern pro...
Charlotte Temple
Charlotte Temple is a novel by Susanna Rowson. It was first published in England in 1791 under the title Charlotte, A Tale of Truth. The first American edition was published in 1794 and the novel bec...
Jane Austen
Jane Austen (/ˈdʒeɪn ˈɔːstən/; 16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely ...
John Cartier
John Cartier (1733 – 25 January 1802) was a British colonial governor in India. He served as Governor of Bengal from 1769 to 1772.
Cartier first arrived in India as a writer in the service of the ...
John Anderson (natural philosopher)
John Anderson FRSE FRS FSA(Scot) (26 September 1726 – 13 January 1796) was a Scottish natural philosopherand liberal educator at the forefront of the application of science to technology in the indust...
Robert Maxwell (writer)
Robert Maxwell (1696-1766) was a Scottish writer on agriculture.He was born in Kirkcudbrightshire. He was an active member of the Society of Improvers in the Knowledge of Agriculture in Scotland.He pu...
Ottobah Cugoano
Ottobah Cugoano, also known as John Stuart (c. 1757 – after 1791), was an African abolitionist and natural rights philosopher from Ghana who was active in England in the latter half of the eighteenth ...
Kitty Clive
Catherine "Kitty" Clive (née Raftor) (5 November 1711 – 6 December 1785) was an English actress of considerable repute on the stages of London.
Clive was most likely born in London, but her father...
Richard Brothers
Richard Brothers (December 25, 1757 – January 25, 1824) was an early believer and teacher of Anglo-Israelism (alias British Israelism, a theory concerning the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel).
Bro...
Thomas Foster Barham (musician)
Thomas Foster Barham (1766–1844), was a musician and miscellaneous writer.
Barham was the third son of Joseph Foster of Jamaica, who in 1750 took the name of Barham by authority of a private act o...
David Richards (Dafydd Ionawr)
David Richards (22 January 1751 – 12 May 1827), better-known by his bardic name Dafydd Ionawr, was a Welsh-language poet, born at Glanyrafon near Bryn-crug in the parish of Tywyn in Merionethshire (no...
Catherine Payton Phillips
Catherine Phillips, born Payton (16 March 1727 – 16 August 1794) was a Quaker Minister, who travelled in England, Wales, Scotland, Holland and the American colonies. Her Christian name is someti...
Lucy Temple
Lucy Temple is a novel by Susanna Rowson. It was first published posthumously (together with a memoir of the author by Samuel L. Knapp) in 1828 under the title Charlotte's Daughter, or, The Three Orph...
Susanna Rowson
Susanna Rowson, née Haswell (1762 – 2 March 1824) was a British-American novelist, poet, playwright, religious writer, stage actress, and educator.Rowson was the author of the 1791 novel Charlotte Tem...