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William Wilberforce, who co-founded the RSPCA, but is better known for his work in abolishing the slave trade.

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'The Trial of Bill Burns' by P. Matthews depicts a turning point for the RSPCA, with the conviction of Bill Burns.

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Frances Power Cobbe; fiery feminist and co-founder of the National Anti-Vivisection Society

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Reverend John Bransby’s Manor House School in Stoke Newington, where Edgar Allan Poe studied as a child.

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'Not the Least Obeisance Made He' By Gustave Dore, one of many illustrations for Poe's poem, 'The Raven'

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Virginia Clemm, who, at the age of thirteen married Edgar Allan Poe, who was twenty-seven.

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Edgar Allan Poe's first sweetheart, Sarah Royster.

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Edgar Allan Poe's foster father, John Allan

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Edgar Allan Poe's foster mother, Frances Allan.

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Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.

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'On Hampstead Hill' by John Atkinson Grimshaw.

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'Nightfall on the Thames' by John Atkinson Grimshaw.

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'Sand, Sea and Sky: a Summer Fantasy' by John Atkinson Grimshaw, was a departure from his usual night scenes.

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Victorian artist and master of nocturnal painting, John Atkinson Grimshaw.

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Maria Rye, who established a scheme to send 'wastrel' children to the colonies for an apparently better life.

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Avenue House, Peckham, where, in the 1860's & 1870's, Maria Rye housed children prior to their being sent to the colonies.

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May Memories, from a poem by Sarah Doudney, Leisure Hour, 1877.

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The Duke of Wellington in 1844, aged 75. Three years later, Angela Burdett-Coutts, aged 33, proposed to him.

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Sundial in St Pancras erected by Angela Burdett-Coutts after turning the old burial site into a playground.

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Holly lodge, where Victorian philanthropist Angela Burdett-Coutts lived & built homes for the poor.

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