Middle Temple


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Education John Buchan
After going to school in several different towns as his father was allotted to various parishes, JB went on a scholarship to Glasgow University , where he specialised in classics and was taught by Gilbert Murray
Education William Congreve
WC attended Trinity College , Dublin, where he was a fellow-student of Swift . Back in England he became a law student at the Middle Temple , but soon drifted away from the law towards a literary life.
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Education Henry Fielding
HF attended Eton , and four years after leaving school enrolled for a while at the University of Leiden . After the premature end of his career as a theatre manager he enrolled as a...
Education William Makepeace Thackeray
This trip allowed him to study German culture and language. He also undertook a number of writing projects, although none were published. On his return to London he studied law at the Middle Temple ...
Family and Intimate relationships Frances Sarah Hoey
A member of the Young Ireland party, and later a knight of Malta, John Hoey was also a prominent Irish journalist and was one of the revivers of the Nation in 1849. In November 1861...


23 December 1919: The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act received...

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23 December 1919

The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act received royal assent. It removed restrictions based on sex or marriage which prevented women from entering professions, universities, and civic posts.

17 November 1922: Feminist and suffragist Helena Normanton...

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17 November 1922

Feminist and suffragist Helena Normanton (1882-1957) became the the second woman called to the English bar; she was the first woman to practise as a barrister in the High Court of Justice .


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