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Napoleon III

Napoleon III

  Few towns can claim as a resident someone whose portrait would later appear on postage stamps and on his country’s coinage.  There can be little doubt that Prince Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, the Pretender to the throne of France was the most illustrious of...
Alphabetic Index of Titles of Articles

Alphabetic Index of Titles of Articles

This page is provided so that visitors can obtain an idea of what is currently available on the website (Some titles have been amended so that useful words appear first in this alphabetical list) A to E            F to J          K to O           P to T             U...
Thomas Dawkes, 1767 – 1835, Parish Clerk of All Saints

Thomas Dawkes, 1767 – 1835, Parish Clerk of All Saints

Thomas Dawkes, parish clerk of the original All Saints church during the early nineteenth century was a close neighbour of Benjamin Satchwell and witnessed first hand the metamorphosis of Leamington from a small village into a town. His real importance to the...
Elizabeth Anne Galton, 1808 – 1906

Elizabeth Anne Galton, 1808 – 1906

Elizabeth Anne Galton was a Victorian gentlewoman, the eldest of six daughters and three sons born to a wealthy Quaker banking family and related through her mother to the Darwin family. She was not a feisty high-achiever, explorer or philanthropist, but she played a...
Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques have been displayed on many buildings in the town to recognise the contributions of the people who, at one time, lived there or were otherwise connected with the place. We have articles about many of these people on this website and intend to provide...