Famous People of Wessex



Famous people of Wessex - Wessex has seen many famous sons and daughters, genius of all forms emanating from the very air and spirit that flows in this unique realm.


Ancient Folk

King Alfred the Great

Henry III, Henry of Winchester. King of England

Cerdic, the first king of Wessex

Queen Osburga, mother of Alfred the Great

Edgar the Peaceful

Saint Æthelwold, Bishop of Winchester

Saint Swithin, Bishop of Winchester. If it rains on St Swithin's Day it will rain for forty days!

Oliver King, The Bishop of Bath who rebuilt the Cathedral

Adelard of Bath

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Church Ministers

Rev Henry Moule

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Prime Ministers

Edward Heath

Henry Sewell, Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Famous Naval Folk

Sir Francis Drake

Admiral Sir John Hawkins

Sir Walter Raleigh

John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe

Admiral George Anson

Admiral Hardy

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Famous Soldiers

Gordon of Khartoum

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Writers and Artists

Thomas Hardy

Jane Austen

Agatha Christie

Ted Hughes

Charles Dickens

Henry Fielding

Lewis Carroll

John Keats

Algernon Charles Swinburne, Poet

Jeffrey Archer

Henry Williamson

Edward Rutherford

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Actors

Sir Donald Sinden

Jeremy Irons

Diana Dors

Sheila Hancock

Peter Sellers

John Cleese

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Archeologists and Scientists

William Pengelly, Archeologist.

Philip Harding, Archeologist.

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Architects, Builders, Engineers and Inventors

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Uffa Fox

Isaac Pitman

Explorers

Sir Robert Falcon Scott

Frank Bickerton

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Orientalist

Dr Thomas Arnold

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Altruist

John Pounds, Founder of the Ragged Schools

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Winemaker

Cyril Berry,

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Among so many more!

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Other pages that may be of interest

Wessex

Devon

Dorset

Hampshire

Isle of Wight

Somerset

Wiltshire


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King Alfred's statue