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William Wilberforce, who co-founded the RSPCA, but is better known for his work in abolishing the slave trade.
'The Trial of Bill Burns' by P. Matthews depicts a turning point for the RSPCA, with the conviction of Bill Burns.
Frances Power Cobbe; fiery feminist and co-founder of the National Anti-Vivisection Society
Reverend John Bransby’s Manor House School in Stoke Newington, where Edgar Allan Poe studied as a child.
'Not the Least Obeisance Made He' By Gustave Dore, one of many illustrations for Poe's poem, 'The Raven'
Virginia Clemm, who, at the age of thirteen married Edgar Allan Poe, who was twenty-seven.
Edgar Allan Poe's first sweetheart, Sarah Royster.
Edgar Allan Poe's foster father, John Allan
Edgar Allan Poe's foster mother, Frances Allan.
Sherlock Holmes creator, Arthur Conan Doyle.
'On Hampstead Hill' by John Atkinson Grimshaw.
'Nightfall on the Thames' by John Atkinson Grimshaw.
'Sand, Sea and Sky: a Summer Fantasy' by John Atkinson Grimshaw, was a departure from his usual night scenes.
Victorian artist and master of nocturnal painting, John Atkinson Grimshaw.
Maria Rye, who established a scheme to send 'wastrel' children to the colonies for an apparently better life.
Avenue House, Peckham, where, in the 1860's & 1870's, Maria Rye housed children prior to their being sent to the colonies.
May Memories, from a poem by Sarah Doudney, Leisure Hour, 1877.
The Duke of Wellington in 1844, aged 75. Three years later, Angela Burdett-Coutts, aged 33, proposed to him.
Sundial in St Pancras erected by Angela Burdett-Coutts after turning the old burial site into a playground.
Holly lodge, where Victorian philanthropist Angela Burdett-Coutts lived & built homes for the poor.
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