of British Birthplaces
The very first 'who was born where' listing of famous
Britons through history opens up a world of discovery
and throws up some astonishing facts. What was it
about Northampton that produced three major composers?
Why has such a strong crop of Nobel laureates come
out of the Pennine valleys? And how is it that the
tiny Northumbrian village of Wylam produced two very
eminent yet entirely unrelated engineers of the early
This comprehensive volume lists the birthplaces,
dates and careers of over 4,000 British personalities,
from monarchs and aristocrats to soldiers, scientists,
artists and musicians, writers, clergymen and sporting
heroes - not to mention a representative selection
of those more infamous than famous, the killers and
criminals who have taken their place in British history.
Cross-referenced lists by town of birth, name and
county make it easy to track down your favourite figures
and perhaps to discover surprising local connections
of your own.