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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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

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Sir Robert Falcon Scott

Frank Bickerton

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Dr Thomas Arnold

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John Pounds, Founder of the Ragged Schools

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Cyril Berry, 1918-2002 Winemaker,
Mayor of Andover 1972/73,
Editor of the "Andover Advertiser"

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Among so many more!

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Other pages that may be of interest




Famous People of Dorchester


Isle of Wight



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Wessex King Alfred's statue

King Alfred's statue. Winchester

Queen Osberga reads to her son Alfred

Early 20th century illustration of Osburh reading to her son Alfred. Wikipedia.

Admiral Sir Thomas Hardy

Admiral Sir John Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)

by Domenico Pellegrini in 1809.

Portait of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra

Portrait of Jane Austen by her sister, Cassandra.

Isaac Pitman

Isaac Pitman 1813-1897, Inventor of Shorthand. Wikipedia

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie 1890-1976 Crime Writer. Wikipedia

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