Category Archives: Ancestry-Europe

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Sir David Steel– How my father changed history

From– Maureen Paton 12:01 AM BST 02 Jul 2007 Sir David Steel talks to Maureen Paton about the church minister seen as a dangerous subversive for speaking out against Britain’s brutal suppression of the Mau Mau revolt. It’s an … Continue reading

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Richard Steele 1672-1729

Wiki on Sir Richard Steele Sir Richard Steele (bap. 12 March 1672 – 1 September 1729) was an Irish writer and politician, remembered as co-founder, with his friend Joseph Addison, of the magazine The Spectator. Life Steele was born in Dublin, Ireland in March 1672 to Richard Steele, … Continue reading

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Johannes Althusius– The First Federalist

“Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” –Thomas Jefferson: Declaration of Independence, 1776. The sovereignty of the state belongs to the people. Before the American Revolution– even before Socrates and Plato– jurists and … Continue reading

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William Steele 1610-1680

Wikisource quotes the British National history at,_William_(DNB00): Steele, William (d. 1680), Lord Chancellor of Ireland, son of Richard Steele of Sandbach, Cheshire, was admitted to Caius College, Cambridge, in 1627, and was scholar there 1629–31. He entered Gray’s Inn … Continue reading

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Lord Burghley 1520-1598

Lord Burghley served as Principal Secretary to Queen Elizabeth I. He was an excellent administrator and brought order and stability to the Royal Court and House of Lords. He believed in religious tolerance, so long as subjects were loyal to the … Continue reading

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Sanderstead Court, Surrey

Sanderstead Court is located  in Surrey, England, just south of London. The manse pictured here, was home to the Wood (Atwood, Atte Wode) family for about 300 years, dating to 1586, and the property came to the family in 1346. Local … Continue reading

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Sir William Atte Wode 1250-1345

Sir William Atte Wode was born in Hooley House Coulsdon, England in 1250 to Peter Atte Wode and Alice. William married Juliana and had a child. He passed away in 1345 in France. Here is the wiki for Sir William Atte … Continue reading

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