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Postby Wunderkind_Lucy » Oct 02, 2019 3:00 pm

Ben Barnes, the actor who played Caspian in the most recent movie adaptations of Prince Caspian and Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

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Postby wolfloversk » Dec 01, 2019 6:15 am

Beatrix Potter (Children's book author, probably best known for "The Tale of Peter Rabbit")
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Re: Famous Names

Postby coracle » Dec 06, 2019 12:54 am

Peter Cook, (deceased), a British comedian of the mid-late 20th century; played the clergyman who spoke the famous lines,"Mawwiage is what bwings us togevah today."
“Not all of us can choose what we give up. The things we love are taken or are never ours at all. If we’re lucky, life is defined not by what we let go, but what we let in: friendship and kind words, frailty and hope.”

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Postby Courtenay » Dec 06, 2019 5:33 am

Mawwiage! Dat bwesséd awwangement... dat dweam wiffin a dweam... :D :D :D

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Colin Firth, British actor famous for playing Mr Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (the BBC version of 1995) and King George VI in The King's Speech, among many other roles
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Postby ValiantArcher » Dec 06, 2019 2:54 pm

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Postby waggawerewolf27 » Dec 30, 2019 7:49 pm

(Reverend) Samuel Marsden, an early minister & magistrate, who lived in what is now Western Sydney, at a place now called Mamre House, near St Marys. Called the "Whipping parson", he did a lot of good work in New Zealand where he was much appreciated.
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Postby Courtenay » Dec 31, 2019 1:51 am

Captain Matthew Flinders, who completed the first close circumnavigation of "Terra Australis" in 1802-03 and afterwards suggested "Australia" as a better sounding name for it... :D
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Postby Wunderkind_Lucy » Jan 01, 2020 3:53 pm

Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, who was also known as the Lady with the Lamp.

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Postby Courtenay » Jan 01, 2020 5:25 pm

Nina Simone, absolutely brilliant jazz/blues singer and pianist.
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Postby ValiantArcher » Apr 26, 2020 1:04 pm

Sarah Brightman
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Postby coracle » Apr 27, 2020 12:53 am

Benjamin Britten, composer
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Postby waggawerewolf27 » Apr 27, 2020 4:18 pm

Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese nobleman, & the first European to sail around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488.
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Postby ValiantArcher » May 03, 2020 6:22 pm

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Postby Cleander » May 03, 2020 8:56 pm

Wat Tyler, leader of the famous Peasants Revolt
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Postby ValiantArcher » May 09, 2020 6:39 pm

Thomas Paine
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Postby Wanderer Between Worlds » May 11, 2020 5:43 pm

Paul McCartney
"I am,” said Aslan. "But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name. This was the very reason why you were brought to Narnia, that by knowing me here for a little, you may know me better there.”
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