List of people from Kent
List of notable residents of the county of Kent
Kent is a county in southeast England, and is one of the home counties. It borders East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London and has a defined boundary with Essex in the middle of the Thames Estuary. The ceremonial county boundaries of Kent include the shire county of Kent and the unitary borough of...

 in England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

. Persons are grouped by occupation and listed in order of birth. Kent is defined by its current boundaries.

Presenters and entertainers

  • Kenneth Clark
    Kenneth Clark
    Kenneth McKenzie Clark, Baron Clark, OM, CH, KCB, FBA was a British author, museum director, broadcaster, and one of the best-known art historians of his generation...

     (1903–1983) – art historian and TV presenter
  • Frank Muir
    Frank Muir
    Frank Herbert Muir was an English comedy writer, radio and television personality, and raconteur. His writing and performing partnership with Denis Norden endured for most of their careers. Together they wrote BBC radio's Take It From Here for over 10 years, and then appeared on BBC radio...

     (1920–1998) – comedy writer and TV presenter
  • Michael Bentine
    Michael Bentine
    Michael Bentine CBE was a British comedian, comic actor and founding member of the Goons. A Peruvian Briton by heritage as a result of his father's nationality, In 1971 Bentine received the Order of Merit of Peru because of his fund-raising work for the 1970 Great Peruvian...

     (1922–1996) – comedian and member of the Goons
  • Tony Hart
    Tony Hart
    Norman Antony "Tony" Hart was an English artist and children's television presenter. He was famous for television shows such as Vision On, Playbox, Take Hart and Hartbeat.-Early life:...

     (1925–2009) – artist and children's TV presenter
  • Bob Holness (born 1928) – presenter of TV's Blockbusters and Call My Bluff
  • Rod Hull
    Rod Hull
    Rodney Stephen Hull , better known as Rod Hull, was a popular entertainer on British television in the 1970s and 1980s. He rarely appeared without Emu, a mute, highly aggressive arm-length puppet of the flightless emu bird...

     (1935–1999) – TV entertainer, known for his puppet Emu
  • David Frost (broadcaster)
    David Frost (broadcaster)
    Sir David Paradine Frost, OBE is a British journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime TV game show host best known for his two decades as host of Through the Keyhole and serious interviews with various political figures, the most notable being Richard Nixon...

     (born 1939) – TV presenter, satirist and journalist
  • Jan Leeming
    Jan Leeming
    Jan Leeming is a British TV presenter and newsreader.-Career:Born Janet Atkins in Kent, England, and educated at the St. Joseph's Convent Grammar School, she worked as an actress and presenter in Australia and New Zealand before becoming a well-known face on British television in regional and...

     (born 1942) – TV presenter and newsreader
  • Roger Day
    Roger Day
    Broadcaster Roger "Twiggy" Day Real name Roger Thomas currently presents on six BBC Local Radio stations across southern England.-Early career:...

     (born 1945) – radio presenter for BBC Radio Kent
  • David Starkey
    David Starkey
    David Starkey, CBE, FSA is a British constitutional historian, and a radio and television presenter.He was born the only child of Quaker parents, and attended Kendal Grammar School before entering Cambridge through a scholarship. There he specialised in Tudor history, writing a thesis on King...

     (born 1945) – historian and TV presenter
  • Reg Bolton (1945–2006) – circus clown and writer
  • Michael Hogben
    Michael Hogben
    Michael Hogben , is an auctioneer and antiques dealer, who has appeared in the BBC series Bargain Hunt and his own series "Auction Man."...

     (born 1952) – antiques dealer and presenter of TV's Auction Man
  • Jilly Goolden
    Jilly Goolden
    Jilly Goolden is a British wine critic, journalist and television personality.-Education:Goolden was educated at an independent convent school ,-Career:...

     (born 1956) – wine critic and TV presenter
  • Lorraine Michaels (born 1958) – Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for April 1981
  • Carol McGiffin
    Carol McGiffin
    Carol Deirdre McGiffin is an English broadcaster of radio and television, best known for her regular appearances on daytime talk show Loose Women. She married Chris Evans in 1991; the couple separated in 1994 and divorced in 1998....

     (born 1960) – radio presenter and panellist on TV's Loose Women
  • Ian Hislop
    Ian Hislop
    Ian David Hislop is a British journalist, satirist, comedian, writer, broadcaster and editor of the satirical magazine Private Eye...

     (born 1960) – TV presenter and editor of Private Eye magazine
  • Fiona Phillips
    Fiona Phillips
    Fiona Phillips is an English journalist, broadcaster and television presenter.-Early life:Phillips was born in Kent and Canterbury Hospital in 1961. Her grandparents ran the Duke's Head pub in Church Street St. Paul's. Phillips attended Kingsmead Primary School...

     (born 1961) – presenter of TV's GMTV
  • Mark Steel
    Mark Steel
    Mark Steel is a British socialist columnist, author and comedian. He was a member of the Socialist Workers Party from his late teens until 2007.-Early life:...

     (born 1960) – socialist comedian and newspaper columnist
  • Anton Vamplew
    Anton Vamplew
    Anton Vamplew, is an English amateur astronomer, author, lecturer and media presenter of the subject.-Biography:Vamplew joined Mid-Kent Astronomical Society in 1979, later becoming chairman...

     (born 1966) – astronomer and TV presenter
  • Nicki Chapman
    Nicki Chapman
    Nicki Chapman is an English television presenter who also works in the British pop music industry. She was also a judge on the ITV reality shows Popstars, with Nigel Lythgoe and Paul Adam, and Pop Idol, along with Simon Cowell, Pete Waterman and Neil Fox...

     (born 1967) – TV presenter and judge on TV's Popstars and Pop Idol
  • Naomi Cleaver
    Naomi Cleaver
    Naomi Cleaver is a British design consultant and interior designer.She is also a television presenter of such programs as Other People's Houses and Channel 4's Honey I Ruined the House.-External links:*...

     (born 1967) – interior designer and presenter of TV's Other People's Houses and Honey I Ruined the House
  • David Bull
    David Bull
    David Bull is a British physician, author, and host and commentator on a variety of British television programmes, such as Newsround, Living's Most Haunted Live!, Channel 4's Richard & Judy, the BBC's Watchdog, Watchdog Healthcheck, Tomorrow's World, and Sky's The Breathing Life Awards...

     (born 1969) – doctor and guest on TV's Most Haunted Live, The Wright Stuff and Watchdog
  • Alistair Appleton (born 1970) – presenter of TV's Cash in the Attic and House Doctor
  • Melanie and Martina Grant (born 1971) presenters of TV's Fun House
  • Asha Gill
    Asha Gill
    Asha Anand Gill is a Malaysia-based model, television host, deejay, veejay, writer, producer, film director, and women's rights activist...

     (born 1972) – model and TV presenter in Malaysia
  • Alex Lovell
    Alex Lovell
    Alexandra "Alex" Lovell is an English television presenter.-History:Lovell was born in Gravesend, Kent, grew up in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and attended Rose Bruford College drama school in London....

     (born 1973) – presenter of TV's Playhouse Disney and BrainTeaser
  • James Tanner
    James Tanner
    James Tanner is a British chef and television personality. He currently appears on the BBC cookery programme Ready Steady Cook.-Early life:...

     (c. 1976–) – chef on TV's Ready Steady Cook
  • Luke Burrage
    Luke Burrage
    Luke Burrage is a British juggler, musician, entertainer and author. He was born in Kent though lived most of his life in the North East of England...

     (born 1976) – juggler
  • Matt Morgan (comedian)
    Matt Morgan (comedian)
    Matthew "Matt" Morgan is an English comedian, actor, writer, DJ and radio presenter. He is best known for his work with Russell Brand, with whom he shared numerous writing credits, as well as co-hosting The Russell Brand Show on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.-Writing:Morgan met Russell Brand when he...

     (born 1977) – co-host of Russell Brand's BBC Radio 2 show
  • Kelly Brook
    Kelly Brook
    Kelly Brook is an English model, actress, entrepreneur, television presenter and Playboy model.-Early life:...

     (born 1979) – model, actress and TV presenter
  • Cat Porter (born 1979) – presenter of TV's The Mint and Quiz Call

  • Nick Bateman
    Nick Bateman
    Nicholas "Nasty Nick" Bateman is a British media personality and a former contestant on the first series of the British version of Big Brother.-Big Brother:...

     (born 1967) – Big Brother contestant, TV presenter and writer

Politicians, statesmen and lawyers

  • John Scott of Scott's Hall
    John Scott of Scott's Hall
    Sir John Scott was Warden of the Cinque Ports.Sir John was born at his family home of Scott's Hall at Brabourne in Kent, England . He was the grandfather of Sir William Scott...

     (–1485) – Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
  • William Scott of Scott's Hall
    William Scott of Scott's Hall
    Sir William Scott of Scott's Hall, Brabourne, Kent was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports.Scott rose to favour following the seizure of the throne by Henry VII. Within a few years he had been appointed to the Privy Council, appointed Comptroller of the Household and in 1489 was created a Companion of...

     (–1524) – Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
  • Thomas Cheney
    Thomas Cheney
    Sir Thomas Cheney KG was the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports in South-East England, from 1536 until his death.-Early life:...

     (c. 1485–1558) – Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports
  • Nicholas Wotton
    Nicholas Wotton
    Nicholas Wotton was an English diplomat-Life:He was a son of Sir Robert Wotton of Boughton Malherbe, Kent, and a descendant of Nicholas Wotton, lord mayor of London in 1415 and 1430, and member of parliament for the city from 1406 to 1429.He early became vicar of Boughton Malherbe and of Sutton...

     (c. 1497–1567) – ambassador to France
  • Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford
    Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford
    Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford was born in Penshurst, Kent, England the eldest son of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Buckingham. Eleanor was the daughter of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland and Maud Herbert, Countess of Northumberland...

     (1501–1563) – peer
  • Anne Boleyn
    Anne Boleyn
    Anne Boleyn ;c.1501/1507 – 19 May 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of Henry VIII of England and Marquess of Pembroke in her own right. Henry's marriage to Anne, and her subsequent execution, made her a key figure in the political and religious upheaval that was the...

     (c. 1501–1536) – wife of King Henry VIII
  • Sir John Peyton
    Sir John Peyton
    Sir John Peyton was an English soldier, MP and administrator.He was born in Knowlton, Kent to John Peyton and Dorothy Peyton, who was the daughter of John Tyndale....

     (–1558) – Governor of Jersey
  • Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork
    Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork
    Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork , also known as the Great Earl of Cork, was Lord Treasurer of the Kingdom of Ireland....

     (1566–1643) – Lord High Treasurer of the Kingdom of Ireland
  • Roger Twysden (1597–1672) – politician and antiquarian
  • Miles Sindercombe
    Miles Sindercombe
    Miles Sindercombe was the leader of a group that tried to assassinate Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell during the period of the British Commonwealth in 1657.-Early military career:...

     (–1657) – leader of a group that tried to assassinate Oliver Cromwell
  • Sackville Crowe
    Sackville Crowe
    Sir Sackville Crowe, 1st Baronet, was an English nobleman and politician.He was born in Brasted Kent, in around 1611, and later married one of the daughters of the Earl of Rutland; he had one son, also named Sackville, born around 1636 and who died in 1706...

     (c. 1611-c. 1683) – Member of Parliament and Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire
  • Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham
    Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham
    Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, PC , Lord Chancellor of England, was descended from the old family of Finch, many of whose members had attained high legal eminence, and was the eldest son of Sir Heneage Finch, recorder of London, by his first wife Frances Bell, daughter of Sir Edmond Bell of...

     (1621–1682) – Lord Chancellor
  • Francis Lovelace
    Francis Lovelace
    Francis Lovelace was an English Royalist and the second Governor of New York colony.He was born the third son of Sir William Lovelace and his wife Anne Barne of Lovelace Place, Bethersden and Woolwich, Kent. He was the younger brother of Richard Lovelace, the Cavalier poet...

     (1621–1675) – second governor of the New York colony
  • Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke
    Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke
    Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke PC was an English lawyer and politician who served as Lord Chancellor. He was a close confidant of the Duke of Newcastle, Prime Minister between 1754 and 1756 and 1757 until 1762....

     (1690–1764) – Lord Chancellor
  • Daniel Horsmanden
    Daniel Horsmanden
    Daniel Horsmanden was a chief justice of the supreme court in the Province of New York and member of the governor's executive council....

     (c. 1691-c. 1778) – judge who tried the supposed conspirators in the New York Slave Insurrection of 1741
  • Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
    Jeffrey Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst
    Field Marshal Jeffery Amherst, 1st Baron Amherst KCB served as an officer in the British Army and as Commander-in-Chief of the Forces.Amherst is best known as one of the victors of the French and Indian War, when he conquered Louisbourg, Quebec City and...

     (1717–1797) – Governor General of British North America
  • Thomas Paine
    Thomas Paine
    Thomas "Tom" Paine was an English author, pamphleteer, radical, inventor, intellectual, revolutionary, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States...

     (1737–1809) – revolutionary
  • Charles Abbott, 1st Baron Tenterden
    Charles Abbott, 1st Baron Tenterden
    Charles Abbott, 1st Baron Tenterden PC SL , was a British barrister and judge who served as Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench between 1818 and 1832. Born in obscure circumstances to a barber and his wife in Canterbury, Abbott was educated initially at a dame school before moving to The King's...

     (1762–1832) – Lord Chief Justice
  • Charles Larkin
    Charles Larkin
    Charles Larkin was an auctioneer and electoral reformer from Rochester, Kent, England.A monument in his honour was raised by public subscription in Higham, near Rochester...

     (1775–1833) – electoral reformer
  • Elizabeth Fry
    Elizabeth Fry
    Elizabeth Fry , née Gurney, was an English prison reformer, social reformer and, as a Quaker, a Christian philanthropist...

     (1780–1845) – prison reformer
  • Sir Edward Knatchbull, 9th Baronet (1781–1849) – Conservative Member of Parliament for East Kent
  • George Gipps
    George Gipps
    Sir George Gipps was Governor of the colony of New South Wales, Australia, for eight years, between 1838 and 1846. His governorship was during a period of great change for New South Wales and Australia, as well as for New Zealand, which was administered as part of New South Wales for much of this...

     (1791–1847) – Governor of the colony of New South Wales, Australia
  • Francis Bond Head
    Francis Bond Head
    Sir Francis Bond Head, 1st Baronet KCH PC , known as "Galloping Head", was Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada during the rebellion of 1837.-Biography:...

     (1793–1875) – Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada during the rebellion of 1837
  • William Locke Brockman
    William Locke Brockman
    William Locke Brockman was an early settler in Western Australia, who became a leading pastoralist and stock breeder, and a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council....

     (1802–1872) – early settler of Western Australia and Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council
  • Edmund Walker Head
    Edmund Walker Head
    Sir Edmund Walker Head, 8th Baronet, KCB was British colonial administrator.He was born at Wiarton Place, near Maidstone, Kent, the son of Reverend Sir John Head, 7th Bt. and Jane Head. He was educated at Winchester College and Oriel College, Oxford. He succeeded to his father's title in 1838...

     (1805–1868) – Governor General of the Province of Canada
  • Henry Young
    Henry Young
    Sir Henry Edward Fox Young, KCMG was the fifth Governor of South Australia, serving in that role from 2 August 1848 until 20 December 1854. He was then the first Governor of Tasmania, from 1855 until 1861.-Early life:...

     (1808–1870) – fifth Governor of South Australia
  • Wallace Bickley
    Wallace Bickley
    Wallace Alexander Bickley was an early settler in colonial Western Australia, who became a Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council....

     (1810–1876) – early settler of Western Australia and Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council
  • Charles Sladen
    Charles Sladen
    Sir Charles Sladen, KCMG , Australian colonial politician, was the 6th Premier of Victoria.Sladen was born in England near Walmer, Kent, the second son of John Baker Sladen, deputy-lieutenant of the county. He was educated at Shrewsbury and later at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. In 1840, he graduated...

     (1816–1884) – sixth Premier of Victoria, Australia
  • Richard Ash Kingsford
    Richard Ash Kingsford
    Richard Ash Kingsford was an alderman and mayor of Brisbane Municipal Council, a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, Australia, and a mayor of Cairns, Queensland.-Personal life:...

     (1821–1902) – alderman and mayor of Brisbane Municipal Council, a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, Australia, and a mayor of Cairns, Queensland
  • Edith Pechey
    Edith Pechey
    Edith Pechey-Phipson was one of the first women doctors in the United Kingdom and a campaigner for women's rights. She spent more than 20 years in India as a senior doctor at a women's hospital and was involved in a range of social causes....

     (1845–1908) – suffragette and one of the first UK female doctors
  • Josceline Amherst (1846–1900) – member of Western Australia's first Legislative Council under responsible government
  • George Herbert Murray (1849–1936) – civil servant and Permanent Secretary of the Treasury
  • Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston
    Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston
    Aretas Akers-Douglas, 1st Viscount Chilston GBE PC , born Aretas Akers and known as Aretas Akers-Douglas between 1875 and 1911, was a British Conservative statesman and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1880 until he was raised to the peerage in 1911...

     (1851–1926) – Conservative Home Secretary
  • William Hall-Jones
    William Hall-Jones
    Sir William Hall-Jones, KCMG was the 16th Prime Minister of New Zealand from June 1906 until August 1906. He was the interim Prime Minister after the death of Richard Seddon and the return from overseas of Joseph Ward....

     (1851–1936) – Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • Janet Stancomb-Wills
    Janet Stancomb-Wills
    Dame Janet Stancomb Graham Stancomb-Wills, DBE was the eldest daughter of George Perkins Stancomb and Catherine Janet Lobb, at Aldersgate, London, and niece of the first Baron Winterstoke...

     (1851–1932) – mayor of Ramsgate and philanthropist
  • Martin Conway (1856–1937) – Member of Parliament and art critic
  • Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster
    Henry Forster, 1st Baron Forster
    Henry William Forster, 1st Baron Forster, GCMG, PC, DL , was a British Conservative Party politician who became the seventh Governor-General of Australia-Background and education:...

     (1866–1936) – seventh Governor-General of Australia
  • Grote Stirling
    Grote Stirling
    Grote Stirling, PC was a Canadian politician.Born in Tunbridge Wells, England, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons representing the British Columbia riding of Yale in a 1924 by-election. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1925, 1926, 1930, 1935, and 1940...

     (1875–1953) – Member of Parliament in Canada
  • Wendy Wood
    Wendy Wood
    Wendy Wood was a well-known campaigner for Scottish independence and founder of the Scottish Patriots...

     (1892–1981) – campaigner for Scottish independence
  • Audrey Callaghan
    Audrey Callaghan
    Audrey Elizabeth Callaghan, Lady Callaghan of Cardiff was the wife of British Prime Minister James Callaghan and was herself a politician and campaigner and fundraiser for children's health and welfare....

     (1915–2005) – Greater London Councillor and wife of British prime minister James Callaghan
  • Philip Lucock
    Philip Lucock
    Philip Ernest Lucock, CBE was an English born Presbyterian minister and politician. Although he was born in England, he spent most of his life in Australia.-Early life:...

     (1916–1996) – Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives in Australia
  • Edward Heath
    Edward Heath
    Sir Edward Richard George "Ted" Heath, KG, MBE, PC was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and as Leader of the Conservative Party ....

     (1916–2005) – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Ron Ledger
    Ron Ledger
    Ronald Joseph Ledger was a Labour Co-operative politician in the United Kingdom.- Early life :...

     (1920–2004) – Labour Member of Parliament
  • John Vinelott
    John Vinelott
    Sir John Evelyn Vincent Vinelott was a leading barrister at the Chancery bar and an English High Court judge in the Chancery Division from 1978 to 1994....

     (1923–2006) – High Court judge
  • Bob Astles
    Bob Astles
    Robert "Bob" Astles is a former British soldier and colonial officer who lived in Uganda and became an associate of presidents Milton Obote and Idi Amin.-Early life:...

     (born 1924) – associate of Ugandan presidents Milton Obote and Idi Amin
  • Jeanne Hoban
    Jeanne Hoban
    Jeanne Hoban , known after her marriage as Jeanne Moonesinghe, was a British Trotskyist who became active in trade unionism and politics in Sri Lanka. She was one of the handful of European Radicals in Sri Lanka.- Early years :She was born in Gillingham, Kent...

     (born 1924) – trade unionist in Sri Lanka
  • Geoff Braybrooke
    Geoff Braybrooke
    Geoffrey Bernard Braybrooke, QSO is a former New Zealand politician. He was an MP from 1981 to 2002, representing the Labour Party. He was one of the party's more conservative MPs.-Early years:...

     (1935 –) – New Zealand Member of Parliament
  • Brian Haw
    Brian Haw
    Brian William Haw was an English protester and peace campaigner who lived for almost ten years in a camp in London's Parliament Square from 2001, in a protest against UK and US foreign policy...

     (1949 –) – anti-war protester
  • HRH The Princess Royal
    Anne, Princess Royal
    Princess Anne, Princess Royal , is the only daughter of Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh...

     (Anne; born 1950) – only daughter of The Queen
  • Nick Brown
    Nick Brown
    Nicholas Hugh "Nick" Brown is a British Labour Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne East since 1983...

     (born 1950) – Labour Member of Parliament
  • John Redwood
    John Redwood
    John Alan Redwood is a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament for Wokingham. He was formerly Secretary of State for Wales in Prime Minister John Major's Cabinet and was an unsuccessful challenger for the leadership of the Conservative Party in 1995...

     (born 1951) – Conservative Member of Parliament
  • James Arbuthnot
    James Arbuthnot
    James Norwich Arbuthnot, MP is a British Conservative Party politician. He is the Member of Parliament for North East Hampshire.-Early life:...

     (born 1952) – Conservative Member of Parliament
  • Paul Clark (politician) (born 1957) – Labour Member of Parliament
  • Nicky Crane
    Nicky Crane
    Nicola Vincenzio "Nicky" Crane was a British neo-Nazi skinhead activist. He came out as gay before dying from an AIDS-related illness in 1993....

     (1958–1993) – neo-Nazi activist
  • Sean Gabb
    Sean Gabb
    Dr Sean Gabb is the director of the Libertarian Alliance, a British free market and civil liberties think-tank..-Career:...

     (born 1960) – director of the free market and civil liberties think-tank, Libertarian Alliance
  • Diana, Princess of Wales
    Diana, Princess of Wales
    Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales, whom she married on 29 July 1981, and an international charity and fundraising figure, as well as a preeminent celebrity of the late 20th century...

     (1961–1997) – former wife of The Prince of Wales
    Charles, Prince of Wales
    Prince Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent and eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Since 1958 his major title has been His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. In Scotland he is additionally known as The Duke of Rothesay...

  • HRH The Countess of Wessex (Sophie; born 1965) – wife of The Earl of Wessex
    Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
    Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO is the third son and fourth child of Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh...


  • Francis Thynne
    Francis Thynne
    Francis Thynne was an officer of arms at the College of Arms in London. Thynne was born in Kent, the son of William Thynne, who was Master of the Household of King Henry VIII. He attended Tonbridge School. Francis Thynne was an antiquary before being admitted to the College of Arms after several...

     (c. 1544–1608) – officer of arms at the College of Arms, London
  • Samuel Argall
    Samuel Argall
    Sir Samuel Argall was an English adventurer and naval officer.As a sea captain, in 1609, Argall was the first to determine a shorter northern route from England across the Atlantic Ocean to the new English colony of Virginia, based at Jamestown, and made numerous voyages to the New World...

     (1580–1608) – Navy admiral and kidnapper of Pocahontas
  • Sir William Brockman
    Sir William Brockman
    Sir William Brockman was an English military leader, politician, and land owner, and who fought for the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.-Early life:...

     (1595–1654) – politician and military leader during the English civil war
  • John Boys
    John Boys
    John Boys is best known as the Royalist captain who was the Governor of Donnington Castle in Berkshire during the English Civil War....

     (1607–1664) – Royalist captain during the English Civil War
  • George Rooke
    George Rooke
    Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Rooke was an English naval commander. He is known for his service in the wars against France and particularly remembered today for his victory at Vigo Bay and for capturing Gibraltar for the British in 1704.-Early life:Rooke was born at St Lawrence, near Canterbury...

     (1650–1709) – naval commander during the Dutch Wars
  • George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington
    George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington
    Admiral of the Fleet George Byng, 1st Viscount Torrington, KB PC was a British naval officer and statesman of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. His career included service as First Lord of the Admiralty during the reign of King George II.-Naval career:Byng was born at Wrotham, Kent, England...

     (1668–1733) – First Lord of the Admiralty
  • Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham
    Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham
    Admiral Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham PC was a British naval officer and politician.He was born at Leith, Midlothian to Robert Middleton, a customs collector of Bo'ness, Linlithgowshire, and Helen, daughter of Charles Dundas.-Naval career:Middleton entered the Royal Navy in 1741 as captain's...

     (1726–1813) – First Lord of the Admiralty
  • James Wolfe
    James Wolfe
    Major General James P. Wolfe was a British Army officer, known for his training reforms but remembered chiefly for his victory over the French in Canada...

     (1727–1759) – military officer who defeated the French and established British rule in Canada
  • Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
    Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
    Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis KG , styled Viscount Brome between 1753 and 1762 and known as The Earl Cornwallis between 1762 and 1792, was a British Army officer and colonial administrator...

     (1738–1805) – British general in the American War of Independence
  • Peter Rainier
    Peter Rainier
    Peter Rainier, Jr. was a British naval officer. Mount Rainier in Washington, USA, was named after him.-Biography:Rainier was born in England, the grandson of Daniel Regnier, a Huguenot refugee, and the son of Peter Rainier of Sandwich. He enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1756 at the age of 15. He...

     (1741–1808) – Royal Navy Admiral and Member of Parliament
  • John Nicholson Inglefield
    John Nicholson Inglefield
    John Nicholson Inglefield was an officer in the British Royal Navy.John Nicholson Inglefield was the son of a ship's carpenter, Isaac Inglefield, and his wife, a sister of the ship designer Thomas Slade,...

     (1748–1828) – Royal Navy Captain of the Fleet
  • Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
    Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS , was an Irish-born British soldier and statesman, and one of the leading military and political figures of the 19th century...

     (1769–1852) – field marshal and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
    Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge
    Field Marshal Henry Hardinge, 1st Viscount Hardinge, GCB, PC was a British field marshal and Governor-general of India.-Army career:...

     (1785–1856) – field marshal and Governor-General of India
  • James Mouat
    James Mouat
    Surgeon General James Mouat VC KCB was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.-Details:...

     (1815–1899) – recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • John Miller Adye
    John Miller Adye
    General Sir John Miller Adye GCB was a British general.-Military career:Born the son of Major James P. Adye, he was born at Sevenoaks, Kent, on 1 November 1819...

     (1819–1900) – general
  • William Sutton (1830–1888) – recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • George Truman Morrell
    George Truman Morrell
    Commander George Truman Morrell RN was a British naval, officer and explorer active during the Victorian era.-Early years:...

     (1830–1912) – Royal Navy commander
  • John French, 1st Earl of Ypres
    John French, 1st Earl of Ypres
    Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres, KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG, ADC, PC , known as The Viscount French between 1916 and 1922, was a British and Anglo-Irish officer...

     (1852–1925) – World War I field marshal
  • Harold Stephen Langhorne
    Harold Stephen Langhorne
    Harold Stephen Langhorne was a Brigadier-General in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps of the British army and served in India, Burma, Hong Kong, South Africa and France.- Early life :He was the son of Reverend John Langhorne, headmaster of King's School, Rochester and Henrietta Long of...

     (1866–1932) – brigadier-general
  • Alexander Godley
    Alexander Godley
    General Sir Alexander John Godley GCB, KCMG was a First World War general, best known for his role as commander of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force...

     (1867–1957) – World War I general
  • Henry Edward Manning Douglas
    Henry Edward Manning Douglas
    Major General Henry Edward Manning Douglas VC, CB, CMG, DSO was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.Born in Gillingham, Medway, Douglas was 24 years old, and...

     (1875–1939) – recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • William Robert Fountains Addison
    William Robert Fountains Addison
    William Robert Fountains Addison VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces....

     (1883–1962) – recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Arthur Borton (1883–1933) – recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Thomas Highgate
    Thomas Highgate
    Private Thomas James Highgate was a British soldier during the early days of the First World War, and the first British soldier to be convicted of desertion and executed during that war...

     (1895–1914) – first British soldier to be convicted of desertion and executed during World War I
  • James McCudden
    James McCudden
    James Thomas Byford McCudden VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Bar, MM was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for valour in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces...

     (1895–1918) – recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Dick White
    Dick White
    Sir Dick Goldsmith White, KCMG, KBE , was a British intelligence officer. He was Director-General of MI5 from 1953 to 1956, and Head of the Secret Intelligence Service from 1956 to 1968.-Career:...

     (1906–1993) – Head of the Secret Intelligence Service
  • Charles Henry Pepys Harington
    Charles Henry Pepys Harington
    General Sir Charles Henry Pepys Harington GCB, CBE, DSO, MC was an officer in the British Army. He served in the British Expeditionary Force and in Normandy in the Second World War. He was later Commander-in-Chief of the three-service Middle East Command from 1963 to 1965, based at Aden...

     (1910–2007) – general
  • Roderick Alastair Brook Learoyd
    Roderick Alastair Brook Learoyd
    Wing Commander Roderick Alastair Brook Learoyd VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.-Details:Born in Folkestone in February 1913...

     (1913–1996) – recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Peter Allen Norton (1962—) – awarded the George Cross for his service in Iraq
  • Sarah-Jayne Mulvihill
    Sarah-Jayne Mulvihill
    Sarah-Jayne Mulvihill was a Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force who died in Iraq, becoming the first British servicewoman to be killed in action in 22 years....

     (1973–2006) – Flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force killed in Iraq


  • Nikesh Chahal (born 1989) – 2nd High Federalist Priest in the Scientological Order
  • Laurence of Canterbury
    Laurence of Canterbury
    Laurence was the second Archbishop of Canterbury from about 604 to 619. He was a member of the Gregorian mission sent from Italy to England to Christianize the Anglo-Saxons from their native Anglo-Saxon paganism, although the date of his arrival is disputed...

     (-619) – saint and the second Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Paulinus of York
    Paulinus of York
    Paulinus was a Roman missionary and the first Bishop of York. A member of the Gregorian mission sent in 601 by Pope Gregory I to Christianize the Anglo-Saxons from their native Anglo-Saxon paganism, Paulinus arrived in England by 604 with the second missionary group...

     (-644) – first Bishop of York
  • Edith of Wilton
    Edith of Wilton
    Saint Edith of Wilton was an English nun, a daughter of the 10th century King Edgar of England, born at Kemsing, Kent, in 961...

     (961-984) – saint and illegitimate daughter of King Edgar the Peaceful
  • Thomas Becket
    Thomas Becket
    Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Roman Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion...

     (c. 1118–1170) – saint and Archbishop of Canterbury
  • John Kemp
    John Kemp
    John Kemp was a medieval English cardinal, archbishop of Canterbury, and Lord Chancellor of England.-Biography:Kemp was son of Thomas Kempe, a gentleman of Ollantigh, in the parish of Wye near Ashford, Kent...

     (c. 1380–1454) – Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor
  • John Morton (c. 1420–1500) – Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor
  • John Frith
    John Frith
    John Frith was an English Protestant priest, writer, and martyr.Frith was an important contributor to the Christian debate on persecution and toleration in favour of the principle of religious toleration...

     (1503–1533) – Protestant priest and writer, executed for heresy
  • Roger Filcock (Blessed)
    Roger Filcock (Blessed)
    Blessed Roger Filcock was an English Jesuit priest. He was beatified as a Catholic martyr by Pope John Paul II on 22 November 1987.-Life:...

     (c. 1553–1601) – executed for preaching Catholicism
  • Dudley Fenner
    Dudley Fenner
    Dudley Fenner was an English puritan divine. He helped popularize Ramist logic in the English language. Fenner was also one of the first theologians to use the term "covenant of works" to describe God's relationship with Adam in the Book of Genesis.-Life:He was born in Kent and educated at...

     (c. 1558–1587) – puritan theologian
  • Edmund Duke (martyr)
    Edmund Duke (martyr)
    Edmund Duke is the name of:*Edmund Duke , English priest and Catholic martyr*Edmund Duke , a fictional general in the StarCraft series...

     (1563–1590) – executed for preaching Catholicism
  • Richard Clarke (vicar)
    Richard Clarke (vicar)
    Doctor Richard Clarke or Clerke was an eminent scholar, translator and preacher in the Anglican ChurchClarke was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge and was a Fellow there from 1583 to 1598. He was appointed Vicar of Minster on 18 October 1597 and Monkton in Thanet. On 8 May 1602 he was...

     (–1634) – Anglican scholar and preacher
  • John Lothropp (1584–1653) – Anglican minister and founder of Barnstable, Massachusetts
  • Robert Abbot (theologian)
    Robert Abbot (theologian)
    Robert Abbot was an English theologian who promoted puritan doctrines. He is sometimes mistakenly described as the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, George Abbot, but this is generally considered to be incorrect...

     (c. 1588-c. 1662) – puritan theologian
  • Peter Gunning
    Peter Gunning
    Peter Gunning was an English Royalist church leader, Bishop of Chichester and later of Ely.-Life:He was born at Hoo St Werburgh, in Kent, and educated at The King's School, Canterbury, and Clare College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1633. Having taken orders, he advocated the Royalist...

     (1614–1684) – Royalist and Bishop of Chichester
  • William Wall (theologian)
    William Wall (theologian)
    William Wall was a British priest in the Church of England who wrote extensively on the doctrine of infant baptism. He was generally an apologist for the English church and sought to maintain peace between it and the Anabaptists.He was born in Kent, got his BA from Queen's College, Oxford in 1667...

     (1647–1728) – Anglican theologian
  • White Kennett
    White Kennett
    White Kennett was an English bishop and antiquarian.-Life:He was born at Dover. He was educated at Westminster School and at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where, while an undergraduate, he published several translations of Latin works, including Erasmus' In Praise of Folly.Kennett was vicar of...

     (1660–1728) – Bishop of Peterborough
  • Nathanial Lardner
    Nathanial Lardner
    Nathaniel Lardner was an English theologian.- Life :Lardner was born at Hawkhurst, Kent in 1684. He was the elder son of Richard Lardner , an independent minister, and of a daughter of Nathaniel Collyer or Collier, a Southwark tradesman...

     (1684–1768) – theologian
  • Edward Perronet
    Edward Perronet
    Edward Perronet was the son of an Anglican priest, who worked closely with Anglican priest John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley for many years in England's eighteenth century revival....

     (1726–1792) – Anglican preacher
  • George Horne (1730–1792) – Bishop of Norwich
  • Charles Thomas Longley
    Charles Thomas Longley
    Charles Thomas Longley was a bishop in the Church of England. He served as Bishop of Ripon, Bishop of Durham, Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury from 1862 until his death.-Life:...

     (1794–1868) – Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Henry Edward Manning (1808–1892) – cardinal
  • Alfred Saker
    Alfred Saker
    Alfred Saker was a British missionary who founded the Cameroon city of Victoria, now Limbé , in 1858.He translated the Bible into Duala between 1862 and 1872....

     (1814–1880) – Baptist missionary
  • George Hills
    George Hills
    George Hills was a Canadian Anglican bishop.He was born in Eythorne, England. His father was a rear-admiral in the British navy...

     (1816–1895) – Bishop of British Columbia
  • Christopher Newman Hall
    Christopher Newman Hall
    Rev. Dr. Christopher Newman Hall LLB , born at Maidstone and known in later life as a 'Dissenter's Bishop', was one of the most celebrated nineteenth century English Nonconformist divines...

     (1816–1902) – Anglican abolitionist
  • John R. Winder
    John R. Winder
    John Rex Winder was a leader and general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . He was Second Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric from 1887 to 1901, and First Counselor in the First Presidency to Church President Joseph F. Smith from 1901 until his death. He was well-known...

     (1821–1910) – a leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Edward King (Bishop of Lincoln) (1829–1910) – Anglican bishop
  • E. W. Bullinger
    E. W. Bullinger
    Ethelbert William Bullinger AKC was an Anglican clergyman, Biblical scholar, and ultradispensationalist theologian.-Life and work:...

     (1837–1913) – Anglican clergyman, Biblical scholar, and dispensationalist theologian
  • Arthur Tooth
    Arthur Tooth
    Arthur Tooth SSC was a Ritualist priest in the Church of England and a member of the Society of the Holy Cross . Tooth is best known for having been prosecuted in 1876 under the Public Worship Regulation Act 1874 for using proscribed liturgical practices...

     (1839–1931) – Anglican clergyman, prosecuted under the Public Worship Regulation Act 1874
  • John Neale Dalton
    John Neale Dalton
    Canon John Neale Dalton KCVO CMG was a chaplain to Queen Victoria and tutor to King George V of the United Kingdom.-Life history:...

     (1839–1931) – chaplain to Queen Victoria and tutor to George V of the United Kingdom
    George V of the United Kingdom
    George V was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War until his death in 1936....

  • Charles Bousfield Huleatt
    Charles Bousfield Huleatt
    Charles Bousfield Huleatt also known under the pseudonym of Caulifield, was an Anglican priest born in Folkestone, England. He is the man who discovered the Magdalen papyrus and was also an early football player-manager of Messina Football Club.-Discovery of the Magdalen Papyrus:Huleatt travelled...

     (1863–1908) – Anglican priest and discoverer of the Magdalen papyrus
  • Nelson Wellesley Fogarty
    Nelson Wellesley Fogarty
    Nelson Wellesley Fogarty was the first Anglican Bishop of Damaraland from 1924 to 1933.-Biography:Nelson Wellesley Fogarty was born on 13 September 1871 in Canterbury, Kent, England, the son of John Evans Fogarty and his wife Mary Ann Mills.He was educated at The King's School, Canterbury before...

     (1871–1933) – Bishop of Damaraland, Namibia
  • Frank W. Boreham
    Frank W. Boreham
    Frank William Boreham was a Baptist preacher best known in New Zealand, Australia, and England...

     (1871–1959) – Baptist theologian
  • Edward Knapp-Fisher
    Edward Knapp-Fisher
    The Right Reverend Edward George Knapp-Fisher was an Anglican bishop and scholar.-Life:Knapp-Fisher was born in Chatham, Kent, England...

     (1915–2003) – Sub-Dean of Westminster Abbey
  • John A. T. Robinson (1919–1983) – Bishop of Woolwich


  • William Adams (sailor)
    William Adams (sailor)
    William Adams , also known in Japanese as Anjin-sama and Miura Anjin , was an English navigator who travelled to Japan and is believed to be the first Englishman ever to reach that country...

     (1564–1620) – trader and first British navigator to reach Japan
  • William Claiborne
    William Claiborne
    William Claiborne was an English pioneer, surveyor, and an early settler in Virginia and Maryland. Claiborne became a wealthy planter, a trader, and a major figure in the politics of the colony...

     (c. 1600-c. 1677) – early settler of Virginia and Maryland
  • Christopher Branch
    Christopher Branch
    Christopher Branch was an early English settler in North America. He was born in Kent County, England. He married at the age of 17, shortly before leaving England....

     (c. 1600–1682) – early settler of Virginia
  • Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
    Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron
    Thomas Fairfax, 6th Lord Fairfax of Cameron was the son of Thomas Fairfax, 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron and of Catherine, daughter of Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway....

     (1692–1781) – landowner in Virginia
  • William Colgate
    William Colgate
    William Colgate was an American manufacturer who founded what became the Colgate toothpaste company in 1806.- History :...

     (1783–1857) – founder of the Colgate toothpaste company
  • Gregory Blaxland
    Gregory Blaxland
    Gregory Blaxland was a pioneer farmer and explorer in Australia.- Early life :Gregory Blaxland was born 17 June 1778 at Fordwich, Kent, England, the fourth son of John Blaxland, mayor from 1767 to 1774, whose family had owned estates nearby for generations, and Mary, daughter of Captain Parker,...

     (1788–1852) – settler of Australia and wine-maker
  • Thomas Fletcher Waghorn
    Thomas Fletcher Waghorn
    Thomas Fletcher Waghorn , whose statue stands in Chatham, Kent, was a postal pioneer who developed a new route from Great Britain to India. Waghorn's route reduced the journey from 16,000 miles, via the Cape of Good Hope, to 6,000 miles: from three months to between 35 and 45 days.Waghorn was born...

     (1800–1850) – postal pioneer who developed a new route from Great Britain to India
  • Darrell Duppa (1832–1892) – co-founder of Phoenix, Arizona
  • Edward William Cole
    Edward William Cole
    Edward William Cole, also known as 'E. W. Cole of the Book Arcade', was a bookseller and founder of the book arcade, Melbourne, Australia.-Early life:...

     (1832–1918) – successful bookshop owner in Melbourne, Australia
  • Charles Elkin Mathews
    Charles Elkin Mathews
    Charles Elkin Mathews Charles Elkin Mathews Charles Elkin Mathews (1851 – 10 November 1921 was a British publisher and bookseller who played an important role in the literary life of late 19th and early 20th century London....

     (1851–1921) – publisher and bookseller
  • George Marchant
    George Marchant
    George Marchant was an Australian soft-drink manufacturer and philanthropist.Marchant was born in Brasted, Kent, England, the son of a builder and hotel keeper. As a boy he become interested in the temperance movement. He arrived in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on the Ramsey on 9 June 1874at...

     (1857–1941) – soft-drink manufacturer in Australia
  • Bronson Albery
    Bronson Albery
    Sir Bronson James Albery was an English theatre director and impresario. He was knighted in 1949 for his services to the theatre. The Albery Theatre in London was named in his honour and his son, Sir Donald Albery, was also a theatrical impresario.-References:...

     (1881–1971) – theatre director and impresario
  • Freddie Laker
    Freddie Laker
    Sir Frederick Alfred Laker was a British airline entrepreneur, best known for founding Laker Airways in 1966, which went bankrupt in 1982...

     (1922–2006) – founder of Laker Airways
  • Ian Davis
    Ian Davis
    Ian Davis was a longtime top senior partner and director at management consultancy McKinsey & Company, serving as managing director from 2003 to 2009. He succeeded Rajat Gupta on July 1, 2003. He joined McKinsey in 1979, retired in 2010 and currently serves as a senior partner emeritus.Davis was...

     (born 1952) – Managing Director of McKinsey & Company
  • John Charman
    John Charman
    John R Charman is an English businessman, who has made his career in insurance. He is currently CEO/President/Director at Bermuda based Axis Capital Holdings Ltd....

     (born 1953) – CEO/President/Director of Bermuda based Axis Capital Holdings Ltd

Academics, engineers and scientists

  • Charles Culmer (c. 1300s) – supposidly built the fishermen's stairs which Broadstairs is named after
  • William Caxton
    William Caxton
    William Caxton was an English merchant, diplomat, writer and printer. As far as is known, he was the first English person to work as a printer and the first to introduce a printing press into England...

     (c. 1420–c. 1492) – first person to introduce a printing press into England
  • Richard Knolles
    Richard Knolles
    Richard Knolles was an English historian, famous for his account of the Ottoman Empire, the first major description in the English language....

     (c. 1545–1610) – Ottoman Empire historian
  • Richard Baker (chronicler)
    Richard Baker (chronicler)
    Sir Richard Baker was the English author of the Chronicle of the Kings of England and other works.-Life:He was probably born at Sissinghurst in Kent, the grandson of Sir John Baker, the first Chancellor of the Exchequer. He entered Hart Hall, Oxford, as a commoner in 1584...

     (1568–1645) – historian
  • Robert Fludd
    Robert Fludd
    Robert Fludd, also known as Robertus de Fluctibus was a prominent English Paracelsian physician, astrologer, mathematician, cosmologist, Qabalist, Rosicrucian apologist...

     (1574–1637) – physicist and astrologer
  • John Tradescant the elder
    John Tradescant the elder
    John Tradescant the elder , father of John Tradescant the younger, was an English naturalist, gardener, collector and traveller, probably born in Suffolk, England...

     (c. 1575–1638) – gardener and botanist
  • John Tradescant the younger
    John Tradescant the younger
    John Tradescant the Younger , son of John Tradescant the elder, was a botanist and gardener, born in Meopham, Kent and educated at The King's School, Canterbury...

     (1608–1662) – gardener and botanist
  • William Harvey
    William Harvey
    William Harvey was an English physician who was the first person to describe completely and in detail the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped to the body by the heart...

     (1578–1657) – anatomist
  • John Wallis (1616–1703) – mathematician given partial credit for the development of modern calculus
  • Robert Plot
    Robert Plot
    Robert Plot was an English naturalist, first Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford, and the first keeper of the Ashmolean Museum....

     (1640–1696) – naturalist and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford
  • Stephen Gray (scientist)
    Stephen Gray (scientist)
    Stephen Gray was an English dyer and amateur astronomer, who was the first to systematically experiment with electrical conduction, rather than simple generation of static charges and investigations of the static phenomena....

     (1666–1736) – physicist and astronomer
  • Thomas Steers
    Thomas Steers
    Thomas Steers was thought to have been born in 1672 in Kent and died in 1750. He was England's first major civil engineer and built many canals, the world's first commercial wet dock, the Old Dock at Liverpool, and a theatre...

     (1672–1750) – civil engineer and canal builder
  • Stephen Hales
    Stephen Hales
    Stephen Hales, FRS was an English physiologist, chemist and inventor.Hales studied the role of air and water in the maintenance of both plant and animal life. He gave accurate accounts of the movements of water in plants, and demonstrated that plants absorb air...

     (1677–1761) – physiologist and chemist
  • George Sale
    George Sale
    George Sale was an Orientalist and practising solicitor, best known for his 1734 translation of the Qur'an into English. He was also author of The General Dictionary, in ten volumes, folio....

     (1697–1736) – Islamic studies scholar
  • Thomas Bayes
    Thomas Bayes
    Thomas Bayes was an English mathematician and Presbyterian minister, known for having formulated a specific case of the theorem that bears his name: Bayes' theorem...

     (c. 1702–1761) – mathematician and formulator of Bayes' theorem
  • Edward Jacob
    Edward Jacob
    Edward Jacob was an antiquary, naturalist and mayor from Kent, the son of Edward Jacob, surgeon of Canterbury, mayor of that city in 1727, who died in 1756. He married twice. His first wife was Margaret Rigden, whom he married on 4 September 1739, she being the daughter of John Rigden of...

     (–1756) – historian and botanist
  • Edward Nairne
    Edward Nairne
    Edward Nairne b. Sandwich, England, 1726; d. London, 1 September 1806, was an optician and scientific instrument maker. He was apprenticed to the optician Matthew Loft in 1741 and established his own business at 20 Cornhill in London after Loft's death in 1748...

     (1726–1806) – scientific instrument maker
  • James Six
    James Six
    James Six was a British scientist born in Canterbury. He is noted for his invention, in 1780, of Six's thermometer, commonly known as the Maximum minimum thermometer...

     (1731–1793) – meteorologist and inventor of the Maximum minimum thermometer
  • Catherine Macaulay
    Catherine Macaulay
    Catharine Macaulay was an English historian.-Early life: 1731 – 1763:...

     (1731–1791) – historian
  • Edward Hasted
    Edward Hasted
    Edward Hasted was the author of a major county history, The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent .-Life:...

     (1732–1812) – Kent historian
  • Lionel Lukin
    Lionel Lukin
    Lionel Lukin Lionel Lukin Lionel Lukin (18 May 1742 (Great Dunmow, Essex, England) - 16 February 1834 (Hythe, Kent, England) is considered by some to have been the inventor of the lifeboat (although see William Wouldhave for the competing claim)....

     (1742–1834) – possible inventor of the lifeboat
  • William Congreve (inventor)
    William Congreve (inventor)
    Sir William Congreve, 2nd Baronet was an English inventor and rocket artillery pioneer distinguished for his development and deployment of Congreve rockets.-Biography:...

     (1772–1828) – inventor and rocket pioneer
  • Thomas Frederick Colby
    Thomas Frederick Colby
    Thomas Frederick Colby , a British major-general and director of the Ordnance Survey , was born at St. Margaret's, Rochester, Kent, England, as a member of a South Wales family. Entering the Royal Engineers he overcame the loss of one hand in a shooting accident to begin in 1802 a lifelong...

     (1784–1852) – director of the Ordnance Survey
  • Richard Jones (economist)
    Richard Jones (economist)
    Richard Jones was an English economist who criticised the theoretical views of David Ricardo and T. R. Malthus on economic rent and population....

     (1790–1855) – economist
  • Joshua Trimmer
    Joshua Trimmer
    Joshua Trimmer was an English geologist born at North Cray in Kent. He was the son of Joshua Kirby Trimmer of Brentford, and grandson of Sarah Trimmer , author of the Story of the Robins ....

     (1795–1857) – geologist
  • John Stevens Henslow
    John Stevens Henslow
    John Stevens Henslow was an English clergyman, botanist and geologist. He is best remembered as friend and mentor to his pupil Charles Darwin.- Early life :...

     (1796–1861) – botanist and geologist
  • Anna Atkins
    Anna Atkins
    Anna Atkins was an English botanist and photographer. She is often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. Some sources claim that she was the first woman to create a photograph.-Early life:Anna Children was born in Tonbridge, Kent, England in 1799...

     (1799–1871) – botanical photographer
  • George Finlay
    George Finlay
    George Finlay was a Scottish historian. He was the brother of Kirkman Finlay.Finlay was born at Faversham, Kent, where his Scottish father, Captain John Finlay FRS, an officer in the Royal Engineers, was inspector of government powder mills. His father died in 1802, and his Scottish mother and...

     (1799–1875) – Greek historian
  • George Newport
    George Newport
    George Newport was a prominent English entomologist .Newport is especially noted for his studies utilizing the microscope and his skills in dissection. He was President of the Entomological Society of London 1843-1844 and also a member of the Ray Society .George Newport wrote several scholarly...

     (1803–1854) – entomologist
  • Robert Main
    Robert Main
    The Reverend Robert Main was an English astronomer.Born in Kent, the eldest son of Thomas Main, Robert Main attended school in Portsea before studying mathematics at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he graduated as sixth wrangler in 1834...

     (1808–1878) – astronomer
  • Edmund Law Lushington
    Edmund Law Lushington
    Edmund Law Lushington was a classical scholar, a Professor of Greek, and Rector of the University of Glasgow.Edmund Law Lushington was born on 10 January 1811 in Park House, Kent, England...

     (1811–1893) – Greek scholar and Rector of Glasgow University
  • Joseph Prestwich
    Joseph Prestwich
    Sir Joseph Prestwich FRS, was a British geologist and businessman, known as an expert on the Tertiary Period and for having confirmed the findings of Boucher de Perthes of ancient flint tools in the Somme valley gravel beds....

     (1812–1896) – geologist
  • Edward Betts
    Edward Betts
    Edward Ladd Betts was an English civil engineering contractor who was mainly involved in the building of railways.-Early life:...

     (1815–1872) – railway civil engineering contractor
  • Thomas Russell Crampton
    Thomas Russell Crampton
    Thomas Russell Crampton, MICE, MIMechE was an English engineer born at Broadstairs, Kent, and trained on Brunel's Great Western Railway....

     (1816–1888) – engineer and designer of the Crampton locomotive
  • Charles Kettle
    Charles Kettle
    Charles Henry Kettle surveyed the city of Dunedin in New Zealand, imposing a bold design on a challenging landscape. He was aiming to create a Romantic effect and incidentally produced the world's steepest street, Baldwin Street....

     (1821–1862) – New Zealand town planner
  • Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister
    Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister
    Joseph Lister, 1st Baron Lister OM, FRS, PC , known as Sir Joseph Lister, Bt., between 1883 and 1897, was a British surgeon and a pioneer of antiseptic surgery, who promoted the idea of sterile surgery while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary...

     (1827–1912) – surgeon and President of the Royal Society
  • Nathaniel Barnaby
    Nathaniel Barnaby
    Sir Nathaniel Barnaby, KCB was Chief Constructor of the Royal Navy from 1872 to 1885....

     (1829–1915) – Chief Constructor of the Royal Navy
  • Edward James Reed
    Edward James Reed
    Sir Edward James Reed , KCB, FRS, was a British naval architect, author, politician, and railroad magnate. He was the Chief Constructor of the Royal Navy from 1863 until 1870...

     (1830–1906) – Chief Constructor of the Royal Navy
  • John Hulke
    John Hulke
    John Whitaker Hulke FRCS FRS FGS was a British surgeon, geologist and fossil collector. He was the son of a physician in Deal, who became a Huxleyite despite being deeply religious....

     (1830–1895) – surgeon and geologist
  • Alexander Henry Green
    Alexander Henry Green
    Alexander Henry Green FRS was an English geologist.Born at Maidstone, he was the son of the Rev. Thomas Sheldon Green, master of the Ashby Grammar School...

     (1832–1896) – geologist
  • Fleeming Jenkin
    Fleeming Jenkin
    Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin was Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, remarkable for his versatility. Known to the world as the inventor of telpherage, he was an electrician and cable engineer, economist, lecturer, linguist, critic, actor, dramatist and artist...

     (1833–1885) – Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh
  • Robinson Ellis
    Robinson Ellis
    Robinson Ellis was an English classical scholar.He was born at Barming, near Maidstone, and was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey, Rugby School, and Balliol College, Oxford. In 1858 he became fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, and in 1870 professor of Latin at University College, London...

     (1834–1913) – Professor of Latin at Trinity College, Oxford
  • James Holden (engineer)
    James Holden (engineer)
    James Holden was an English locomotive engineer.He is remembered mainly for the "Claud Hamilton" 4-4-0, his pioneering work with oil fuel, and his unique "Decapod".- Biography :...

     (1837–1925) – locomotive engineer
  • Frank Rutley
    Frank Rutley
    Frank Rutley , an English geologist and petrographer, was born at Dover on 14 May 1842. He was educated partly at Bonn, but his interest in geology was kindled at the Royal School of Mines, where he studied from 1862-64...

     (1842–1904) – geologist and petrographer
  • William Robert Brooks
    William Robert Brooks
    William Robert Brooks was a British-born American astronomer, mainly noted as being one of the most prolific discoverers of new comets of all time, second only to Jean-Louis Pons...

     (1844–1922) – American astronomer
  • Henry George Smith
    Henry George Smith
    Henry George Smith was an Australian chemist whose pioneering work on the chemistry of the essential oils of the Australian flora achieved worldwide recognition....

     (1852–1924) – chemist
  • James Fletcher (1852–1908) – Canadian entomologist, botanist and writer
  • Aubyn Trevor-Battye
    Aubyn Trevor-Battye
    Aubyn Bernard Rochfort Trevor-Battye, MA, MBOU, FLS, FRGS, FZS was a British traveller, naturalist and writer....

     (1855–1922) – zoologist and writer
  • Henry Watson Fowler
    Henry Watson Fowler
    Henry Watson Fowler was an English schoolmaster, lexicographer and commentator on the usage of the English language...

     (1858–1933) – lexicographer
  • Alfred North Whitehead
    Alfred North Whitehead
    Alfred North Whitehead, OM FRS was an English mathematician who became a philosopher. He wrote on algebra, logic, foundations of mathematics, philosophy of science, physics, metaphysics, and education...

     (1861–1947) – mathematician and philosopher
  • Herbert Baker
    Herbert Baker
    Sir Herbert Baker was a British architect.Baker was the dominant force in South African architecture for two decades, 1892–1912....

     (1862–1946) – South Africa architect
  • Baillie Scott
    Baillie Scott
    Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott was a British architect and artist He was born at Beards Hill, St Peters near Ramsgate, Kent, the second eldest of ten children....

     (1865–1945) – architect
  • Patrick Young Alexander
    Patrick Young Alexander
    Patrick Young Alexander was a British aeronautical pioneer fascinated by the prospect of heavier-than-air flight. He was an enthusiastic balloonist and he was also particularly active in meteorology. He performed many metrological and aviation experiments, designing and building his own equipment...

     (1867–1943) – aeronautical pioneer
  • Frank Finn
    Frank Finn
    Frank Finn FZS, MBOU was an English ornithologist.Finn was born in Maidstone and educated at Maidstone Grammar School and Brasenose College, Oxford. He went on a collecting expedition to East Africa in 1892, and became First Assistant Superintendent of the Indian Museum, Calcutta in 1894, and...

     (1868–1932) – ornithologist
  • Reginald Punnett
    Reginald Punnett
    Professor Reginald Crundall Punnett FRS was a British geneticist who co-founded, with William Bateson, the Journal of Genetics in 1910. Punnett is probably best remembered today as the creator of the Punnett square, a tool still used by biologists to predict the probability of possible genotypes...

     (1875–1967) – geneticist and creator of the Punnett square
  • William Sealy Gosset
    William Sealy Gosset
    William Sealy Gosset is famous as a statistician, best known by his pen name Student and for his work on Student's t-distribution....

     (1876–1937) – chemist and statistician
  • Vita Sackville-West
    Vita Sackville-West
    The Hon Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH , best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author, poet and gardener. She won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927 and 1933...

     (1892–1962) - novelist,traveler and gardner
  • Henry Tizard
    Henry Tizard
    Sir Henry Thomas Tizard FRS was an English chemist and inventor and past Rector of Imperial College....

     (1885–1959) – chemist and inventor
  • John Edensor Littlewood
    John Edensor Littlewood
    John Edensor Littlewood was a British mathematician, best known for the results achieved in collaboration with G. H. Hardy.-Life:...

     (1885–1977) – mathematician
  • Arthur Waley
    Arthur Waley
    Arthur David Waley CH, CBE was an English orientalist and sinologist.-Life:Waley was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, as Arthur David Schloss, son of the economist David Frederick Schloss...

     (1889–1966) – orientalist and sinologist
  • Reg Balch
    Reg Balch
    Dr. Reginald Ernest Balch was a Canadian photographer and scientist.-Biography:He was born in Sevenoaks, England, the son of the Rev. Alfred Earnest Balch and Sarah Hawkes. He was educated at Bedford Grammar School and Kingswood School...

     (1894–1994) – ecologist and photographer
  • A. J. Arkell
    A. J. Arkell
    Anthony John Arkell , known as A. J. Arkell, was a British archaeologist and colonial administrator noted for his work in the Sudan and Egypt.-Biography:...

     (1898–1980) – North Africa scholar
  • Stanley Hooker
    Stanley Hooker
    Sir Stanley George Hooker was a jet engine engineer, first at Rolls-Royce where he worked on the earliest designs such as the Welland and Derwent, and later at Bristol Aero Engines where he helped bring the troubled Proteus and Olympus to market, and then designed the famous Pegasus.Stanley George...

     (1907–1984) – jet engine engineer
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    Simone Weil , was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and social activist.-Biography:Weil was born in Paris to Alsatian agnostic Jewish parents who fled the annexation of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany. She grew up in comfortable circumstances, and her father was a doctor. Her only sibling was...

     (1909–1943) – French philosopher and mystic
  • Richard Beeching
    Richard Beeching
    Richard Beeching, Baron Beeching , commonly known as Doctor Beeching, was chairman of British Railways and a physicist and engineer...

     (1913–1985) – engineer and chairman of British Railways
  • Maurice Lister
    Maurice Lister
    Professor Maurice Wolfenden Lister was a leading academic chemist and writer.-Education:...

     (1914–2003) – chemist
  • Sheila Sherlock
    Sheila Sherlock
    Professor Dame Sheila Patricia Violet Sherlock, Mrs. James, DBE, MD, FRCP, FRCP Ed, FRS was a British physician, hepatologist and teacher.-Early life:...

     (1918–2001) – physician and hepatologist
  • George E. P. Box
    George E. P. Box
    - External links :* from a at NIST* * * * * *** For Box's PhD students see*...

     (1918–2001) – statistician
  • John Aspinall (zoo owner)
    John Aspinall (zoo owner)
    John Victor Aspinall was a British zoo owner and gambler. He was born in Delhi, India, but was a citizen of the United Kingdom.-Biography:...

     (1926–2000) – zoo owner
  • Peter Hemingway
    Peter Hemingway
    Peter Hemingway was an award-winning English architect who practised mainly in Canada on public works.Hemingway was born in Minster, Kent and after gaining a diploma from Rochester Technical College he emigrated to Canada in 1955. Serving briefly in the Alberta Department of Public Works,...

     (1929–1995) – architect
  • David Harvey (geographer)
    David Harvey (geographer)
    David Harvey is the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York . A leading social theorist of international standing, he received his PhD in Geography from University of Cambridge in 1961. Widely influential, he is among the top 20 most cited...

     (born 1935) – Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York
  • Michael Pearson (born 1936) – expert on clocks and clock-making
  • David L. Clarke
    David L. Clarke
    David Leonard Clarke was an English archaeologist, born in Kent, England, noted for his work on processual archaeology....

     (1937–1976) – archaeologist noted for his work on processual archaeology
  • Diarmaid MacCulloch
    Diarmaid MacCulloch
    Diarmaid Ninian John MacCulloch FBA, FSA, FR Hist S is Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford and Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford...

     (born 1951) – Professor of 'the History of the Church' at the University of Oxford
  • Daniel Tammet
    Daniel Tammet
    Daniel Tammet is a British writer. His best selling 2006 memoir, Born On A Blue Day, about his life with high-functioning autism and savant syndrome, was named a "Best Book for Young Adults" in 2008 by the American Library Association.Tammet's second book, Embracing the Wide Sky, was named one of...

     (born 1979) – autistic savant and record pi reciter


  • John Gower
    John Gower
    John Gower was an English poet, a contemporary of William Langland and a personal friend of Geoffrey Chaucer. He is remembered primarily for three major works, the Mirroir de l'Omme, Vox Clamantis, and Confessio Amantis, three long poems written in French, Latin, and English respectively, which...

     (c. 1330–1408) – poet
  • Geoffrey Chaucer
    Geoffrey Chaucer
    Geoffrey Chaucer , known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey...

     (c. 1343–1400) – diplomat and author of The Canterbury Tales
  • Thomas Wyatt (poet)
    Thomas Wyatt (poet)
    Sir Thomas Wyatt was a 16th-century English lyrical poet credited with introducing the sonnet into English. He was born at Allington Castle, near Maidstone in Kent – though his family was originally from Yorkshire...

     (1503–1400) – poet and diplomat
  • William Painter
    William Painter
    William Painter was an English author and translator.William Painter was a native of Kent. He matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge, in 1554. In 1561 he became clerk of the ordnance in the Tower of London, a position in which he appears to have amassed a fortune out of the public funds...

     (1540–1594) – author
  • John Lyly
    John Lyly
    John Lyly was an English writer, best known for his books Euphues,The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and His England. Lyly's linguistic style, originating in his first books, is known as Euphuism.-Biography:John Lyly was born in Kent, England, in 1553/1554...

     (c. 1553–1606) – writer and originator of the linguistic style Euphuism
  • Philip Sidney
    Philip Sidney
    Sir Philip Sidney was an English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan Age...

     (1554–1606) – poet and military general
  • Christopher Marlowe
    Christopher Marlowe
    Christopher Marlowe was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. As the foremost Elizabethan tragedian, next to William Shakespeare, he is known for his blank verse, his overreaching protagonists, and his mysterious death.A warrant was issued for Marlowe's arrest on 18 May...

     (1564–1593) – dramatist, poet and translator
  • Phineas Fletcher
    Phineas Fletcher
    Phineas Fletcher was an English poet, elder son of Dr Giles Fletcher, and brother of Giles the younger. He was born at Cranbrook, Kent, and was baptized on 8 April 1582.-Life:...

     (1582–1650) – poet
  • Richard Lovelace
    Richard Lovelace
    Richard Lovelace was an English poet in the seventeenth century. He was a cavalier poet who fought on behalf of the king during the Civil war. His best known works are To Althea, from Prison, and To Lucasta, Going to the Warres....

     (1618–1659) – poet and Royalist
  • Aphra Behn
    Aphra Behn
    Aphra Behn was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration and was one of the first English professional female writers. Her writing contributed to the amatory fiction genre of British literature.-Early life:...

     (1640–1689) – dramatist and one of the first English professional female writers
  • Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661–1720) – poet
  • Elizabeth Carter
    Elizabeth Carter
    Elizabeth Carter was an English poet, classicist, writer and translator, and a member of the Bluestocking Circle.-Biography:...

     (1717–1806) – linguist
  • Christopher Smart
    Christopher Smart
    Christopher Smart , also known as "Kit Smart", "Kitty Smart", and "Jack Smart", was an English poet. He was a major contributor to two popular magazines and a friend to influential cultural icons like Samuel Johnson and Henry Fielding. Smart, a high church Anglican, was widely known throughout...

     (1722–1771) – poet
  • Thomas Turner (diarist and shopkeeper)
    Thomas Turner (diarist and shopkeeper)
    Thomas Turner was a shopkeeper in East Hoathly, Sussex, England. He is now most widely known for his diary....

     (1729–1793) – diarist
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt was an English writer, remembered for his humanistic essays and literary criticism, and as a grammarian and philosopher. He is now considered one of the great critics and essayists of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. Yet his work is...

     (1778–1830) – essayist and literary critic
  • Caroline Cornwallis
    Caroline Cornwallis
    Caroline Frances Cornwallis was an English feminist writer. Her father, William Cornwallis, belonged to the junior branch of the better known military and naval family. The daughter of a Kent rector who had been an Oxford fellow, Caroline read voraciously on both religious and secular matters...

  • Caroline Fry
    Caroline Fry
    Caroline Fry , a British Christian writer, later Mrs Caroline Wilson, was born and died at Tunbridge Wells in Kent. She was one of ten children born to John and Jane Fry. She married William Wilson at Desford, Leicestershire on 26 May 1831.-Life:Fry's family was affiliated with the "High Church"...

     (1787–1846) – Christian writer
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic...

     (1812–1870) – foremost English novelist of the Victorian era
  • George W. M. Reynolds
    George W. M. Reynolds
    George William MacArthur Reynolds was a British author and journalist.He was born in Sandwich, Kent, the son of Captain Sir George Reynolds, a flag officer in the Royal Navy. Reynolds was educated first at Dr. Nance's school in Ashford, Kent, and then passed on to the Royal Military College,...

     (1814–1879) – author
  • James Parton
    James Parton
    James Parton was an England-born American biographer.-Biography:Parton was born in Canterbury, England in 1822. He was taken to the United States when he was five years old, studied in New York City and White Plains, New York, and was a schoolmaster in Philadelphia and then in New York...

     (1822–1891) – American biographer
  • Edwin Arnold
    Edwin Arnold
    Sir Edwin Arnold CSI CIE was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work, The Light of Asia.-Biography:...

     (1832–1904) – poet and journalist
  • Alfred Austin
    Alfred Austin
    Alfred Austin was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson.-Life:...

     (1835–1913) – Poet Laureate
  • Robert Bridges
    Robert Bridges
    Robert Seymour Bridges, OM, was a British poet, and poet laureate from 1913 to 1930.-Personal and professional life:...

     (1844–1930) – Poet Laureate
  • Robert Blatchford
    Robert Blatchford
    Robert Peel Glanville Blatchford was a socialist campaigner, journalist and author in the United Kingdom. He was a prominent atheist and opponent of eugenics. He was also an English patriot...

     (1851–1943) – socialist author
  • William Pett Ridge
    William Pett Ridge
    William Pett Ridge , English author, was born at Chartham, near Canterbury, Kent, on 22 April 1859, and was educated at Marden, Kent, and at the Birkbeck Institute, London....

     (1857–1930) – author
  • Edwin Lester Linden Arnold
    Edwin Lester Linden Arnold
    Edwin Lester Linden Arnold was an English author. Most of his works were issued under his working name of Edwin Lester Arnold....

     (1857–1935) – author
  • Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad
    Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born English novelist.Conrad is regarded as one of the great novelists in English, although he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties...

     (1857–1924) – novelist
  • E. Nesbit
    E. Nesbit
    Edith Nesbit was an English author and poet whose children's works were published under the name of E. Nesbit. She wrote or collaborated on over 60 books of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television...

     (1858–1924) – children's author and poet
  • Rachel Beer
    Rachel Beer
    Rachel Beer was an Indian-born British newspaper editor. She was editor-in-chief of The Observer and The Sunday Times.-Biography:...

     (1858–1927) – editor of The Observer and The Sunday Times newspapers
  • M. R. James
    M. R. James
    Montague Rhodes James, OM, MA, , who used the publication name M. R. James, was an English mediaeval scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge and of Eton College . He is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre...

     (1862–1936) – mediaeval scholar and author
  • Robert Smythe Hichens
    Robert Smythe Hichens
    Robert Smythe Hichens was an English journalist, novelist, music lyricist, short story writer, music critic and collaborated on successful plays. He is best remembered as a satirist of the "Naughty Nineties".-Biography:...

     (1864–1950) – journalist and novelist
  • H. G. Wells
    H. G. Wells
    Herbert George Wells was an English author, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing text books and rules for war games...

     (1866–1946) - writer
  • Lionel Johnson
    Lionel Johnson
    Lionel Pigot Johnson was an English poet, essayist and critic. He was born at Broadstairs, and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, graduating in 1890. He became a Catholic convert in 1891. He lived a solitary life in London, struggling with alcoholism and his repressed...

     (1867–1902) – poet, essayist and critic
  • Arthur Shearly Cripps
    Arthur Shearly Cripps
    Arthur Shearly Cripps was an English Anglican priest, short story writer, and poet who spent most of his life in Southern Rhodesia ....

     (1869–1952) – poet, writer and Anglican priest
  • W. Somerset Maugham
    W. Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham , CH was an English playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and, reputedly, the highest paid author during the 1930s.-Childhood and education:...

     (1874–1965) – playwright and novelist
  • Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany
    Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron Dunsany
    Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany was an Irish writer and dramatist, notable for his work, mostly in fantasy, published under the name Lord Dunsany...

     (1878–1957) – writer and dramatist
  • Winifred Mary Letts
    Winifred Mary Letts
    Winifred Mary Letts was an English writer, with strong Irish connections, known for her novels, plays and poetry.-Biography:She was born on 10 February 1882 in Broughton, Salford, in what was then the County of Lancaster, , to an English father and Irish mother...

     (1882–1972) – novelist and poet
  • Gilbert Waterhouse
    Gilbert Waterhouse
    Gilbert Waterhouse , was an English architect and, later, war poet. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, in World War I, while serving as a second lieutenant in the 2nd Bn Essex Regiment...

     (1883–1916) – war poet
  • Russell Thorndike
    Russell Thorndike
    Arthur Russell Thorndike was a British actor and novelist, best known for the Doctor Syn of Romney Marsh novels...

     (1885–1972) – novelist and actor
  • Dornford Yates
    Dornford Yates
    Dornford Yates was the pseudonym of the British novelist, Cecil William Mercer , whose novels and short stories, some humorous , some thrillers , were best-sellers in the 21-year interwar period between the First and Second world wars.The pen name, Dornford Yates, first in print in 1910, resulted...

     (1885–1960) – novelist
  • Siegfried Sassoon
    Siegfried Sassoon
    Siegfried Loraine Sassoon CBE MC was an English poet, author and soldier. Decorated for bravery on the Western Front, he became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's...

     (1886–1967) – war poet
  • Enid Bagnold
    Enid Bagnold
    Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady Jones, CBE , known by her maiden name as Enid Bagnold, was a British author and playwright, best known for the 1935 story National Velvet which was filmed in 1944 with Elizabeth Taylor....

     (1889–1981) – author and playwright
  • Thomas Head Raddall
    Thomas Head Raddall
    Thomas Head Raddall, OC, FRSC was a Canadian writer of history and historical fiction.- Early life :Born at Hythe, Kent, England in 1903, Raddall was the son of British army officer Thomas Head Raddall and Ellen Raddall...

     (1903–1994) – historical fiction writer
  • Peter Quennell
    Peter Quennell
    Sir Peter Courtney Quennell CBE was an English biographer, literary historian, editor, essayist, poet, and critic....

     (1905–1993) – poet and literary historian
  • Mervyn Peake
    Mervyn Peake
    Mervyn Laurence Peake was an English writer, artist, poet and illustrator. He is best known for what are usually referred to as the Gormenghast books. They are sometimes compared to the work of his older contemporary J. R. R...

     (1911–1968) – author of the Gormenghast books
  • Ronald James Marsh
    Ronald James Marsh
    Ronald Marsh, sometimes cited as Ronald James Marsh , was a British author who was born in Broadstairs in Kent and spent much of his life in Rochester, where he was City Librarian....

     (1914–1987) – novelist
  • Keith Douglas
    Keith Douglas
    Keith Castellain Douglas , was an English poet noted for his war poetry during World War II and his wry memoir of the Western Desert Campaign, Alamein to Zem Zem. He was killed during the invasion of Normandy.-Poetry:...

     (1920–1944) – poet
  • Sidney Keyes
    Sidney Keyes
    Sidney Arthur Kilworth Keyes was an English poet of World War II.- Early years :Keyes was born on 27 May 1922. He attended Tonbridge School for his secondary education and later, for his tertiary, the University of Oxford...

     (1922–1943) – war poet
  • John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
    John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
    John Gillespie Magee, Jr. was an American aviator and poet who died as a result of a mid-air collision over Lincolnshire during World War II. He was serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force, which he joined before the United States officially entered the war. He is most famous for his poem "High...

     (1922–1943) – Air Force pilot and poet
  • Dudley Pope
    Dudley Pope
    Dudley Bernard Egerton Pope was a British writer of both nautical fiction and history, most notable for his Lord Ramage series of historical novels. Greatly inspired by C.S. Forester, Pope was one of the most successful authors to explore the genre of nautical fiction, often compared to Patrick...

     (1925–1997) – author of nautical fiction
  • Norman Worker
    Norman Worker
    Norman Worker was a British comic book writer, best known for his work on comic books featuring Lee Falk's The Phantom.Norman was born in Kent, England, in 1927. When he was 17 years old, he fought in World War II in India...

     (1927–2005) – comic book writer
  • Thom Gunn
    Thom Gunn
    Thom Gunn, born Thomson William Gunn , was an Anglo-American poet who was praised both for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style...

     (1929–2004) – Anglo-American poet
  • U. A. Fanthorpe
    U. A. Fanthorpe
    Ursula Askham Fanthorpe, CBE, FRSL was an English poet. She published as UA Fanthorpe.-Early life:She was educated in Surrey and at St Anne's College, Oxford, where she received a first-class degree in English language and literature, and subsequently taught English at Cheltenham Ladies' College...

     (born 1929) – poet and recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry
  • Michael Busselle
    Michael Busselle
    Michael Busselle was an English photographer and writer whose photographs and writing were featured in more than 50 books. His first book, Master Photography, has sold over a million copies worldwide.-Career:...

     (1935–2006) - writer and photographer
  • John Wells (satirist)
    John Wells (satirist)
    John Wells was an English actor, writer and satirist, educated at Eastbourne College and St Edmund Hall, Oxford...

     (1936–1998) – satirical writer and comedy performer
  • John Fuller (poet)
    John Fuller (poet)
    John Fuller is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford.Fuller was born in Ashford, Kent, England, the son of poet and Oxford Professor Roy Fuller, and educated at St Paul's School and New College, Oxford. He began teaching in 1962 at the State University of New...

     (born 1937) – poet and author
  • John Russell Taylor
    John Russell Taylor
    John Russell Taylor is an English critic and author. He is the author of critical studies of British theatre; of critical biographies of such important figures in Anglo-American film as Alfred Hitchcock, Alec Guinness, Orson Welles, Vivien Leigh, and Ingrid Bergman; of Strangers in Paradise: The...

     (born 1938) – film critic
  • Frederick Forsyth
    Frederick Forsyth
    Frederick Forsyth, CBE is an English author and occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan and The Cobra.-...

     (born 1938) – author of thiller novels such as The Day of the Jackal and The Odessa File
  • Robert Fisk
    Robert Fisk
    Robert Fisk is an English writer and journalist from Maidstone, Kent. As Middle East correspondent of The Independent, he has primarily been based in Beirut for more than 30 years. He has published a number of books and has reported on the United States's war in Afghanistan and the same country's...

     (born 1946) – journalist
  • Bruce Robinson
    Bruce Robinson
    Bruce Robinson is an English director, screenwriter, novelist and actor. He is arguably most famous for writing and directing the cult classic Withnail and I , a film with comic and tragic elements, set in London during the 1960s which drew on his experiences as 'a chronic alcoholic and resting...

     (born 1946) – BAFTA award winning screenwriter
  • Robert Holdstock
    Robert Holdstock
    Robert Paul Holdstock was an English novelist and author best known for his works of Celtic, Nordic, Gothic and Pictish fantasy literature, predominantly in the fantasy subgenre of mythic fiction....

     (born 1948) – fantasy author
  • William Nicholson (writer)
    William Nicholson (writer)
    William Nicholson FRSL is a British screenwriter, playwright, and novelist.-Family:A native of Lewes, Sussex, William Nicholson was raised in a Catholic family in Gloucestershire. By the time he reached his tenth birthday, he had decided to become a writer. He was educated at Downside School,...

     (born 1948) – Academy Award nominated screenwriter, playwright, and novelist
  • John Lloyd (writer)
    John Lloyd (writer)
    John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd CBE is a British comedy writer and television producer. He is the great nephew of John Hardress Lloyd.-Early life and career:...

     (born 1951) – comedy writer, and TV producer for Blackadder, Spitting Image and Not the Nine O'Clock News
  • David Hewson (author) (born 1953)- Crime and mystery novelist
  • Rob Tindall (born 1954) (children's author)
  • Sarah Sands
    Sarah Sands
    Sarah Sands is a British journalist and author.-Journalistic career:The sister of Kit Hesketh-Harvey of musical duo Kit and The Widow, Sands trained on The Sevenoaks Courier as a news reporter, before moving to the Evening Standard, initially as editor of the Londoner's Diary, before taking...

     (born 1961) – editor of The Sunday Telegraph newspaper
  • David Edwards (journalist)
    David Edwards (journalist)
    David Edwards is a British political writer who specializes in the analysis of corporate media. He is co-editor of the Media Lens website....

     (born 1962) – political journalist
  • Daniel Blythe
    Daniel Blythe
    Daniel Blythe is a British author, who was born in Maidstone in 1969 and studied Modern Languages at St John's College, Oxford. After several years writing stories for the small press, Blythe began his professional career writing for the Virgin New Adventures series of Doctor Who novels, and very...

     (born 1969) – author
  • Stel Pavlou
    Stel Pavlou
    Stelios Grant Pavlou is a British author and screenwriter.-Biography:Stel Pavlou was born in Gillingham, Kent in England, of Greek Cypriot descent. He grew up in Rochester and Chatham, Medway and attended Chatham Grammar School for Boys. The middle child of three, his younger brother is the...

     (born 1970) – author and screenwriter
  • Rana Dasgupta
    Rana Dasgupta
    Rana Dasgupta is a British-Indian novelist and essayist. He grew up in Cambridge, England and studied at Balliol College, Oxford, the Conservatoire Darius Milhaud in Aix-en-Provence, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison...

     (born 1971) – writer
  • David Lee Stone
    David Lee Stone
    David Lee Stone , is an English fantasy author best known for his series of books The Illmoor Chronicles.His books have been published in many countries and in several different languages...

     (born 1978) – fantasy author


  • Thomas Robson Brownhill
    Thomas Robson Brownhill
    Thomas Robson Brownhill was a British comedian, stage actor and ballad singer who went by the stage name Frederick Robson....

     (1821–1864) – theatre actor and comedian
  • Ellen Ternan
    Ellen Ternan
    Ellen Lawless Ternan , also known as Nelly Ternan or Nelly Robinson, was an English actress who is mainly known as the woman for whom Charles Dickens separated from his wife Catherine.-Life:...

     (1839–1914) – actress and mistress of Charles Dickens who is a bananana
  • Francis Robert Benson
    Francis Robert Benson
    Sir Francis Robert Benson , commonly known as Frank Benson or F. R. Benson, was a British actor-manager...

     (1858–1939) – actor and theatre manager
  • Lilian Braithwaite
    Lilian Braithwaite
    Dame Lilian Braithwaite DBE , born Florence Lilian Braithwaite, was an English actress.She was the daughter of a clergyman, and born in Ramsgate, Kent. She was educated at Croydon High School, and married actor-manager Gerald Lawrence, first acting with amateur companies...

     (1873–1948) – actress and Dame Commander of the British Empire
  • Sydney Greenstreet
    Sydney Greenstreet
    Sydney Hughes Greenstreet was an English actor. He is best known for his Warner Bros. films with Humphrey Bogart and Peter Lorre, which include The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca .-Biography:...

     (1875–1954) – actor in films such as Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon
  • Victor McLaglen
    Victor McLaglen
    Victor Andrew de Bier Everleigh McLaglen was an English boxer and World War I veteran who became a successful film actor.Towards the end of his life he was naturalised as a U.S. citizen.-Early life:...

     (1886–1956) – 1935 Academy Award winner for Best Actor
  • Ballard Berkeley (1904–1988) – actor noted for his role as Major Gowen in TV's Fawlty Towers
  • Margot Grahame
    Margot Grahame
    Margot Grahame was an English actress most noted for starring in The Informer and The Crimson Pirate. She started acting in 1930 and made her last screen appearance in 1958.-Movie actress:...

     (1911–1982) – actress in films such as The Informer and The Crimson Pirate
  • Harry Andrews
    Harry Andrews
    Harry Fleetwood Andrews, CBE was an English film actor known for his frequent portrayals of tough military officers. His performance as Sergeant Major Wilson in The Hill alongside Sean Connery earned Andrews the 1965 National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and a nomination for the...

     (1911–1989) – actor in films such as Superman and Watership Down
  • Trevor Howard
    Trevor Howard
    Trevor Howard , born Trevor Wallace Howard-Smith, was an English film, stage and television actor.-Early life:...

     (1913–1988) – Academy Award nominated film actor
  • Peter Cushing
    Peter Cushing
    Peter Wilton Cushing, OBE was an English actor, known for his many appearances in Hammer Films, in which he played the handsome but sinister scientist Baron Frankenstein and the vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing, amongst many other roles, often appearing opposite Christopher Lee, and occasionally...

     (1913–1994) – film actor of the Hammer Films, Star Wars and Dr Who and the Daleks
  • Bob Todd
    Bob Todd
    Bob Todd was an English comedy actor, mostly known for appearing as a straight man in the sketch shows of Benny Hill and Spike Milligan. For many years he lived in Tunbridge Wells, Kent....

     (1922–1992) – comedy actor and sidekick of Benny Hill and Spike Milligan
  • Hattie Jacques
    Hattie Jacques
    Josephine Edwina Jaques was an English comedy actress, known as Hattie Jacques.Starting her career in the 1940s, Jacques first gained attention through her radio appearances with Tommy Handley on ITMA and later with Tony Hancock on Hancock's Half Hour...

     (1924–1980) – comedy actress of the Carry On films and TV's Sykes
  • Frederick Treves (actor)
    Frederick Treves (actor)
    Frederick William Treves BEM, is an English character actor with an extensive repertoire, specialising in avuncular military and titled types....

     (born 1925) – prolific TV actor
  • Alec McCowen
    Alec McCowen
    Alexander Duncan "Alec" McCowen CBE is an English actor. He is known for his work in numerous film and stage productions. He was awarded the CBE in the 1985 New Year's Honours List.-Personal:...

     (born 1925) – Golden Globe nominated film, theatre and TV actor
  • Peter Barkworth
    Peter Barkworth
    Peter Wynn Barkworth was an English actor.-Early life:Peter Barkworth was born at Margate, Kent. Soon after his birth, the family moved to Bramhall in Cheshire and Barkworth was educated at Stockport School. His headmaster wanted him to go to university but Barkworth had set his heart on a career...

     (1929–2006) – BAFTA winning actor
  • Dinsdale Landen
    Dinsdale Landen
    Dinsdale James Landen was a British actor known mainly for his television appearances.Landen was born at Margate. He made his television debut in 1959 as Pip in an adaptation of Great Expectations and made his film debut in 1960, with a walk-on part in The League of Gentlemen...

     (1932–2003) – TV actor
  • Lance Percival
    Lance Percival
    Lance Percival is an English actor, comedian and after-dinner speaker.-Biography:Educated at Sherborne School, Percival first became well known for performing topical calypsos on television satire shows such as That Was The Week That Was. He appeared in the Carry On film, Carry On Cruising...

     (1933) – comedy actor
  • Patsy Byrne
    Patsy Byrne
    Patsy Byrne is an English actress.-Biography:She was educated at Ashford School for Girls, and attended the school around the same time as Lorna Fendall, and Joanna Brough, daughter of Arthur Brough...

     (born 1933) – actress noted for her role as Nursie in TV's Blackadder II
  • Tom Baker
    Tom Baker
    Thomas Stewart "Tom" Baker is a British actor. He is best known for playing the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction television series Doctor Who, a role he played from 1974 to 1981.-Early life:...

     (born 1934) – actor in TV's Doctor Who and Little Britain
  • Joanna Van Gyseghem
    Joanna Van Gyseghem
    Joanna Van Gyseghem is an English actress, educated at Malvern Girls' College and Trinity College, Dublin....

     (born 1941) – actress in TV's Duty Free and Rumpole of the Bailey
  • Michael Crawford
    Michael Crawford
    Michael Crawford OBE is an English actor and singer. He has garnered great critical acclaim and won numerous awards during his career, which covers radio, television, film, and stagework on both London's West End and on Broadway in New York City...

     (born 1942) – Tony Award winning comedy, film and musical actor
  • Brenda Blethyn
    Brenda Blethyn
    Brenda Anne Blethyn, OBE is an English actress who has worked in theatre, television and film. Blethyn has received two Academy Award nominations, two SAG Award nominations, two Emmy Award nominations and three Golden Globe Award nominations, winning one...

     (born 1946) – Academy Award nominated actress
  • Rusty Goffe
    Rusty Goffe
    Rusty Goffe is a British dwarf actor and entertainer. He has featured in a number of high-profile roles, including as the "bouncing weatherman" for L!VE TV. He appeared as an Oompa-Loompa in the 1971 version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, and as a Jawa in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope...

     (born 1948) – dwarf actor in the films Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and Willow
  • Fiona Reid
    Fiona Reid
    Fiona Reid, CM is a Canadian television, film and stage actress. She is best known for her role as Cathy on the TV series King of Kensington....

     (born 1951) – Canadian TV and film actress
  • Mark Rylance
    Mark Rylance
    Mark Rylance is an English actor, theatre director and playwright.As an actor, Rylance found success on stage and screen. For his work in theatre he has won Olivier and Tony Awards among others, and a BAFTA TV Award...

     (born 1960) – theatre actor
  • Jack Dee
    Jack Dee
    James Andrew Innes "Jack" Dee is an English stand-up comedian, actor and writer known for his sardonic, curmudgeonly, and deadpan style.-Early life:...

     (born 1962) – TV actor and comedian
  • Martin Ball
    Martin Ball
    Martin Ball is an English theatre and television actor. He was born and grew up in Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent. He trained at Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, and graduated in 1992.-Career:...

     (born 1964) – theatre and TV actor
  • Shaun Williamson
    Shaun Williamson
    Shaun Williamson is an English actor, singer, media personality and occasional presenter, best known for his former role as Barry Evans in soap opera EastEnders and as a version of himself in BBC sitcom Extras.- Career :...

     (born 1964) – TV presenter and actor in TV's Eastenders
  • Naomi Watts
    Naomi Watts
    Naomi Ellen Watts is a British actress. Watts began her career in Australian television, where she appeared in series such as Hey Dad..! , Brides of Christ , and Home and Away . Her film debut was the 1986 drama For Love Alone...

     (born 1968) – Academy Award nominated actress
  • Matthew Holness
    Matthew Holness
    Matthew Holness is an English comedian and actor from Whitstable in Kent. He attended Chaucer Technology School in Canterbury and read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he was vice-president of the Cambridge Footlights...

     (c. 1968–) – comedy writer and actor in TV's Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
  • Ben Moor (born 1969) – comedy writer, and actor in TV's Fist of Fun
  • Mackenzie Crook
    Mackenzie Crook
    Paul Mackenzie Crook is a British actor and comedian. He is best known for playing Gareth Keenan in The Office and Ragetti in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.-Life and career:...

     (born 1971) – actor in TV's The Office
  • Shane Taylor
    Shane Taylor
    Shane Taylor is a British television and screen actor born in Dover, Kent, England. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of medic Eugene Roe in the HBO/BBC World War II miniseries Band of Brothers.-Biography:...

     (born 1973) – actor in TV's Band of Brothers
  • Jazz Dhiman (born 1975) – film and TV actor
  • Chris Simmons
    Chris Simmons
    Chris Simmons is an English actor who is best known for playing DC Mickey Webb in The Bill. He moved to Gravesend, Kent where he attended Saint Georges Cofe Secondary School and lived on Singlewell Road....

     (born 1975) – actor in TV's The Bill
  • Orlando Bloom
    Orlando Bloom
    Orlando Jonathan Blanchard Bloom is an English actor. He had his break-through roles in 2001 as the elf-prince Legolas in The Lord of the Rings and starring in 2003 as blacksmith Will Turner in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, and subsequently established himself as a lead in Hollywood...

     (born 1977) – actor in the film series The Lord of the Rings and Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Oliver Chris
    Oliver Chris
    Oliver Chris is an English actor from Tunbridge Wells.-Early life:He passed his Eleven plus exam and attended Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys before moving to the Michael Hall Steiner School in his fourth year. He later attended the Central School of Speech and Drama...

     (born 1978) – actor in TV's Green Wing, The Office and Rescue Me
  • Kevin Bishop
    Kevin Bishop
    Kevin Bishop is an English actor and comedian, best known for his own programme, The Kevin Bishop Show, which he co-writes with Lee Hupfield, and the role of Jim Hawkins in Muppet Treasure Island.-Life and career:...

     (born 1980) – actor in the film Muppet Treasure Island and TV's Grange Hill
  • Gemma Arterton
    Gemma Arterton
    Gemma Arterton is an English actress. She played the eponymous protagonist in the BBC adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles, and starred in the feature films St Trinian's, the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Tamara...

     (born 1986) – actress
  • Joseph McManners
    Joseph McManners
    Joseph McManners is an English actor and singer. He lives on a non-working farm in Petham near Canterbury and recently left Simon Langton Grammar School for Boys for Tonbridge School after being awarded a drama and academic scholarship.-Singing career:McManners decided to become a singer after he...

     (born 1992) – musical theatre actor and singer
  • Tommy Knight
    Tommy Knight
    Thomas 'Tommy' Lawrence Knight is an English actor best known for playing Luke Smith in The Sarah Jane Adventures.-Personal life:...

     (born 1993) - actor in TV's The Sarah Jane Adventures
    The Sarah Jane Adventures
    The Sarah Jane Adventures is a British science fiction television series, produced by BBC Cymru Wales for CBBC, created by Russell T Davies and starring Elisabeth Sladen...

  • Jack Scanlon
    Jack Scanlon
    Jack Scanlon is an English child actor who played one of the lead roles in the Holocaust film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas ....

     (born 1998) – TV and film actor


  • John Ward (composer)
    John Ward (composer)
    John Ward was an English composer who was a contemporary of John Dowland.Born in Canterbury, John Ward was a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral. He went to London where he served Sir Henry Fanshawe both as an attorney in the Exchequer and as a musician. Ward married and had three children...

     (1571–1638) – composer
  • John Jenkins (composer)
    John Jenkins (composer)
    John Jenkins , English composer, was born in Maidstone, Kent, and died at Kimberley, Norfolk.Little is known of his early life. The son of Henry Jenkins, a carpenter who occasionally made musical instruments, he may have been the "Jack Jenkins" employed in the household of Anne, Countess of Warwick...

     (1592–1678) – composer
  • John Gostling
    John Gostling
    John Gostling was a 17th century Church of England clergyman and bass singer famed for his range and power. He was a favourite singer of Charles II and is particularly associated with the music of Henry Purcell.-Background:...

     (1644–1733) – bass singer and a favourite of Charles II of England
    Charles II of England
    Charles II was monarch of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.Charles II's father, King Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War...

  • Isaac Nathan
    Isaac Nathan
    Isaac Nathan was an Anglo-Australian composer, musicologist, journalist and self-publicist, who ended an eventful career by becoming the "father of Australian music".-Early success:...

     (c. 1792–1864) – English-Australian musician
  • George Job Elvey
    George Job Elvey
    Sir George Job Elvey , English organist and composer, was born at Canterbury on the 27th of March 1816. He was a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral under Highmore Skeats, the organist...

     (1816–1993) – organist and composer
  • Sydney Nicholson
    Sydney Nicholson
    Sir Sydney Hugo Nicholson was an English choir director, organist and composer, now chiefly remembered as the founder of the Royal School of Church Music . He was born in London and educated at Rugby School, New College, Oxford and the Royal College of Music...

     (1875–1947) – founder of the Royal School of Church Music
  • Edward Norman Hay
    Edward Norman Hay
    Edward Norman Hay was a composer and musicologist.He was born at 26 Newton Road, Faversham, Kent on 19 April 1889, the second son of Joseph Hay, an Inland Revenue Official, son of Edward Hay of Coleraine , coachmaker and Margaret Taylor; and Janet Robb , the only daughter of Andrew Robb , a mill...

     (1889–1943) – composer and musicologist
  • Malcolm Sargent
    Malcolm Sargent
    Sir Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent was an English conductor, organist and composer widely regarded as Britain's leading conductor of choral works...

     (1895–1967) – leading conductor of choral works
  • Percy Whitlock
    Percy Whitlock
    Percy William Whitlock was an English organist and post-romantic composer.A student of Vaughan Williams at London's Royal College of Music, Whitlock quickly arrived at a musical idiom that combined elements of his teacher's output and that of Elgar...

     (1903–1946) – organist and composer
  • Roy Douglas
    Roy Douglas
    Roy Douglas is a British composer and arranger. He worked with Ralph Vaughan Williams and Richard Addinsell.-Works as composer:*Oboe quartet [1932]...

     (born 1907) – composer
  • Alfred Deller
    Alfred Deller
    Alfred George Deller CBE , was an English singer and one of the main figures in popularizing the return of the countertenor voice in Renaissance and Baroque music during the 20th Century....

     (1912–1979) – opera singer
  • Daphne Oram
    Daphne Oram
    Daphne Oram was a British composer and electronic musician. She was the creator of the "Oramics" technique for creating electronic sounds....

     (1925–2003) – composer and electronic musician
  • Tony Coe
    Tony Coe
    Anthony George Coe is a composer and jazz musician who plays clarinet, bass clarinet, and tenor saxophone.Coe began his performing career playing with Humphrey Lyttelton's band from 1957 to 1962...

     (born 1934) – jazz musician
  • Bill Wyman
    Bill Wyman
    Bill Wyman is an English musician best known as the bass guitarist for the English rock and roll band the Rolling Stones from 1962 until 1992. Since 1997, he has recorded and toured with his own band, Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings...

     (born 1936) – bassist for the band The Rolling Stones
  • Richard Rodney Bennett
    Richard Rodney Bennett
    Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE is an English composer renowned for his film scores and his jazz performance as much as for his challenging concert works...

     (born 1936) – film score and jazz composer
  • Crispian St. Peters
    Crispian St. Peters
    Crispian St. Peters was an English pop singer-songwriter, best known for his work in the 1960s, particularly his 1966 hits, "The Pied Piper" and "You Were on My Mind."-Early career:...

     (1939–2010) – pop singer
  • Mick Jagger
    Mick Jagger
    Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger is an English musician, singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist and a founding member of The Rolling Stones....

     (born 1943) – singer and songwriter for the band The Rolling Stones
  • Keith Richards
    Keith Richards
    Keith Richards is an English musician, songwriter, and founding member of the Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine said Richards had created "rock's greatest single body of riffs", and placed him as the "10th greatest guitarist of all time." Fourteen songs written by Richards and songwriting...

     (born 1943) – guitarist and songwriter for the band The Rolling Stones
  • Dick Taylor
    Dick Taylor
    Richard Clifford 'Dick' Taylor is an English musician who was an early bass guitarist for The Rolling Stones. He left to become an art student at Sidcup Art College and while there formed The Pretty Things in September 1963...

     (born 1943) – bassist for the band The Rolling Stones
  • Mike Ratledge
    Mike Ratledge
    Michael Roland "Mike" Ratledge is a British musician. Ratledge was part of the Canterbury scene and a long-time member of Soft Machine.-Biography and career:...

     (born 1943) – keyboardist for the band Soft Machine
  • Phil May (singer)
    Phil May (singer)
    Phil May is the stage name of an English vocalist...

     (born 1944) – singer for the band The Pretty Things
  • Kevin Ayers
    Kevin Ayers
    Kevin Ayers is an English singer-songwriter and was a major influential force in the English psychedelic movement...

     (born 1944) – singer and bassist for the band Soft Machine
  • Judge Dread
    Judge Dread
    Alexander Minto Hughes , better known as Judge Dread, was an English reggae and ska musician. He was the first white recording artist to have a reggae hit in Jamaica, and has the most banned songs of all time.-Career:...

     (1945–1998) – reggae and ska artist
  • Hugh Hopper
    Hugh Hopper
    Hugh Colin Hopper was a progressive rock and jazz fusion bass guitarist. He was a prominent member of the Canterbury scene, as a member of Soft Machine and various other related bands.-Early career:...

     (born 1945) – progressive rock and jazz bass guitarist and composer
  • Noel Redding
    Noel Redding
    Noel Redding was an English rock and roll guitarist best known as the bassist for The Jimi Hendrix Experience.-Biography:...

     (1945–2003) – bassist for the band The Jimi Hendrix Experience
  • Trevor Pinnock
    Trevor Pinnock
    Trevor David Pinnock CBE is an English conductor, harpsichordist, and occasional organist and pianist.He is best known for his association with the period-performance orchestra The English Concert which he helped found and directed from the keyboard for over 30 years in baroque and early classical...

     (born 1946) – conductor and harpsichordist
  • Ray Dorset
    Ray Dorset
    Ray Dorset is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, and founder of Mungo Jerry...

     (born 1946) – guitarist, singer and founder of the skiffle band Mungo Jerry
  • Richard Coughlan
    Richard Coughlan
    Richard Coughlan is an English musician, best known as the drummer and percussionist of the Canterbury scene progressive rock band Caravan. He was one of the founding members of Caravan in 1968 and has remained with the band for its over 35-year existence...

     (born 1947) – drummer for the band Caravan
  • Dave Sinclair
    Dave Sinclair
    David Sinclair , is a keyboardist who has been part of the progressive rock Canterbury Scene...

     (born 1947) – keyboardist for the band Caravan
  • Gordon Giltrap
    Gordon Giltrap
    Gordon Giltrap is an English acoustic and electric guitarist and composer, whose musical styles cross multiple genres, including folk, blues, folk rock, pop, classical and rock....

     (born 1948) – guitarist and composer
  • Richard Sinclair
    Richard Sinclair
    Richard S. Sinclair is a progressive rock bassist, guitarist and vocalist who has been a member of several bands of the Canterbury scene.-Biography:...

     (born 1948) – guitarist for the band Caravan
  • Bill Bruford
    Bill Bruford
    William Scott "Bill" Bruford is an English drummer, percussionist, composer, producer, and record label owner. He was the original drummer for the progressive rock group Yes, from 1968-1972. Bruford has performed for numerous popular acts since the early 1970s, including a stint as touring...

     (born 1949) – drummer for the bands Yes and King Crimson
  • Alan Clayson
    Alan Clayson
    Alan Clayson is a singer-songwriter, who was popular in the late 1970s as leader of Clayson and the Argonauts...

     (born 1951) – record producer and songwriter
  • Harry Christophers
    Harry Christophers
    Harry Christophers is an English conductor. He attended the King's School, Canterbury and was a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral under choirmaster Allan Wicks and played clarinet in the school orchestra alongside Andrew Marriner...

     (born 1953) – conductor
  • David Wright (British musician)
    David Wright (British musician)
    David Wright in Kent, UK, is the keyboard player and composer who founded the New Age music label AD Music in 1989. He is also co-founder of the New Age electronic rock band Code Indigo and of the New Age music duo Callisto....

     (born 1953) – New Age keyboard player and composer
  • Gary Barden
    Gary Barden
    Gary John Barden is an English singer-songwriter, best known for his work with the Michael Schenker Group....

     (born 1955) – songwriter and guitarist for the band Michael Schenker Group
  • Anne Dudley
    Anne Dudley
    Anne Dudley is an English composer and pop musician, and was the first BBC Concert Orchestra's Composer in Association in 2001. She has worked in both the classical and pop genres. She is perhaps best known, however, as one of the core members of the synthpop band Art of Noise and also as a film...

     (born 1956) – orchestral composer and pop musician
  • Sid Vicious
    Sid Vicious
    Sid Vicious was an English musician best known as the bassist of the influential punk rock group Sex Pistols...

     (1957–1979) – bassist for the band The Sex Pistols
  • Shane MacGowan
    Shane MacGowan
    Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan is an Irish musician and singer, best known as the original singer and songwriter of The Pogues.-History:...

     (born 1957) – singer and songwriter for the band The Pogues
  • Kate Bush
    Kate Bush
    Kate Bush is an English singer-songwriter, musician and record producer. Her eclectic musical style and idiosyncratic vocal style have made her one of the United Kingdom's most successful solo female performers of the past 30 years.In 1978, at the age of 19, Bush topped the UK Singles Chart...

     (born 1958) - pop musician
  • Billy Childish
    Billy Childish
    Billy Childish is an English artist, painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist...

     (born 1959) – singer, guitarist, artist and poet
  • Pete Tong
    Pete Tong
    Peter "Pete" Tong is an English DJ who works for BBC Radio 1. He is known worldwide by fans of electronic music for hosting programmes such as Essential Mix and Essential Selection on the radio service, which can be heard through Internet radio streams, for his record label FFRR Records, and for...

     (born 1960) – record producer and DJ for BBC Radio 1
  • Guy Fletcher
    Guy Fletcher
    Guy Wilson Fletcher is an English multi-instrumentalist, best known for his position as the keyboardist in the British rock band Dire Straits from 1984 until the group's dissolution, and his involvement in nearly every part of Mark Knopfler's solo work to date.-Biography:Fletcher was born into a...

     (born 1960) – keyboardist for the band Dire Straits
  • Sexton Ming
    Sexton Ming
    Sexton Ming is a British artist, poet and musician who was a founding member of The Medway Poets and the Stuckists art group .-Life and career:...

     (born 1961) – musician, artist and poet
  • Andrew Giddings
    Andrew Giddings
    Andrew Giddings Born July 10, 1963 in Pembury, Kent) is an English keyboardist and was a member of classic rock band Jethro Tull from 1991 to 2007.-Early life:...

     (born 1963) – keyboardist for the band Jethro Tull
  • Paul Oakenfold
    Paul Oakenfold
    Paul Mark Oakenfold is a British record producer and a trance DJ.-Early Career: 1979–84:Paul Oakenfold's career was set to be a chef, after having hopes of becoming part of a band. He describes his early life as a "bedroom deejay" in a podcasted interview with Vancouver's 24 Hours, stating he grew...

     (born 1963) – record producer and DJ
  • Nitin Sawhney
    Nitin Sawhney
    Nitin Sawhney is an Indian-British musician, producer and composer. His critically acclaimed work combines Asian and other worldwide influences with elements of jazz and electronica and often explores themes such as multiculturalism, politics and spirituality...

     (born 1964) – songwriter and record producer
  • Jay Darlington
    Jay Darlington
    Jay Darlington is an English keyboardist who has played as a member of the band Kula Shaker and as a live member of Oasis.-Early life and Kula Shaker: 1968-1999:...

     (born 1968) – keyboardist for the band Kula Shaker
  • Omar Lye-Fook
    Omar Lye-Fook
    Omar Lye-Fook and known as Omar, is an internationally acclaimed British soul singer, songwriter and musician. Omar grew up in Canterbury, Kent. He learned his craft classically, playing the trumpet, piano and percussion. Omar also spent two years at Chetham's School of Music in Manchester, and...

     (born 1968) – soul singer, songwriter and musician
  • Justin Chancellor
    Justin Chancellor
    Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for Grammy Award-winning rock band Tool. Chancellor is of Norwegian and English descent...

     (born 1971) – bass player for the rockband Tool
    Tool (band)
    Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1990, the group's line-up has included drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Since 1995, Justin Chancellor has been the band's bassist, replacing their original bassist Paul D'Amour...

  • Louis Pavlou (born 1973) – songwriter and drummer for German band Pink Turns Blue
  • Richard Hughes (musician)
    Richard Hughes (musician)
    Richard David Hughes is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the British piano rock band Keane. He is the eldest member of the band.-Biography:...

     (born 1975) – drummer for the band Keane
  • Tom Perchard
    Tom Perchard
    Tom Perchard is a writer and musicologist. He is the author of Lee Morgan: His Life, Music, and Culture , the first biography of the jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan . His work is concerned with the historical and cultural situation of music-making and listening, focussing specifically on American jazz...

     (born 1976) – musicologist
  • David Ford (musician)
    David Ford (musician)
    David James Ford is a British singer-songwriter, currently living in Eastbourne, East Sussex. He first achieved prominence with the indie rock group Easyworld, who released an independent mini-album, ...Better Ways to Self Destruct and two full-length albums on Jive Records before disbanding in...

     (born 1978) – singer-songwriter
  • Vicky Beeching
    Vicky Beeching
    Victoria Louise Beeching is a British contemporary Christian musician and worship leader. She has released five projects: Shelter EP , The Journey EP , Yesterday, Today & Forever , Painting the Invisible , and Eternity Invades .-Early life:Vicky Beeching grew up in Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom...

     (born 1979) – worship leader and musician
  • Ben Mills
    Ben Mills
    Benjamin Collett Mills is a British singer who finished in third place in the third UK series of TV talent show The X Factor in 2006. He signed a five-album record deal with Sony BMG. His album, Picture of You, was released on 12 March 2007, the same date as the debut album from The X Factor...

     (born 1980) – singer and contestant on TV's The X Factor
  • Rik Waller
    Rik Waller
    Rik Waller is an English singer.-Pop Idol:Waller is best known for being a finalist in the first series of the British ITV television series Pop Idol...

     (born 1980) – singer and contestant on TV's Pop Idol
  • Lee Ryan
    Lee Ryan
    Lee Ryan is an English singer-songwriter, actor and member of the British boy band Blue.-Early life:...

     (born 1983) – member of the boy band Blue
  • Joss Stone
    Joss Stone
    Jocelyn Eve Stoker , better known by her stage name Joss Stone, is an English soul singer-songwriter and actress. Stone rose to fame in late 2003 with her multi-platinum debut album, The Soul Sessions, which made the 2004 Mercury Prize shortlist...

     (born 1987) – BRIT and Grammy Award-winning R&B singer/songwriter
  • Declan Galbraith
    Declan Galbraith
    Declan John Galbraith is an English singer. He is best known for his 2002 hit single, "Tell Me Why", which peaked at #29 in the UK Singles Chart.-Early influence:...

     (born 1991) – singer
  • Sam Wells
    Sam Wells
    Sam Wells is a New Zealand cricketer who plays for Otago Volts in the Plunket Shield.-External links:*...

     (born 1994) – lead guitarist for the band Ultrajeff
  • Peter Frampton
    Peter Frampton
    Peter Kenneth Frampton is an English musician, singer, producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. He was previously associated with the bands Humble Pie and The Herd. Frampton's international breakthrough album was his live release, Frampton Comes Alive!. The album sold over 6 million copies...

     (born 1950)- Musician,most famous for Frampton Comes Alive!
    Frampton Comes Alive!
    Frampton Comes Alive! is a double live album by English rock musician Peter Frampton released in 1976, and one of the best-selling live albums in the United States. Following four solo albums with little commercial success, Frampton Comes Alive! was a breakthrough for the artist.Released on January...


  • William Woollett
    William Woollett
    William Woollett was an English engraver. He was born at Maidstone, of a family which came originally from the Netherlands....

     (1735–1785) – engraver
  • William Alexander (painter)
    William Alexander (painter)
    William Alexander . was an English painter, illustrator and engraver.-Life and works:William Alexander was born in Maidstone, Kent, the son of Harry Alexander, a coachmaker. He was educated at Maidstone Grammar School, but in 1782, at the age of 15, moved to London to study art - first under...

     (1767–1816) – painter and illustrator
  • J. M. W. Turner
    J. M. W. Turner
    Joseph Mallord William Turner RA was an English Romantic landscape painter, watercolourist and printmaker. Turner was considered a controversial figure in his day, but is now regarded as the artist who elevated landscape painting to an eminence rivalling history painting...

     (c. 1775–1851) – landscape painter
  • Thomas Sidney Cooper
    Thomas Sidney Cooper
    Thomas Sidney Cooper was an English landscape painter noted for his images of cattle and farm animals.Cooper was born at Canterbury, Kent, and as a small child he began to show strong artistic inclinations, but the circumstances of his family did not allow him to received any systematic training...

     (1803–1902) – painter
  • Elizabeth Gould (illustrator)
    Elizabeth Gould (illustrator)
    Elizabeth Gould was a British artist and illustrator, married to naturalist John Gould. She produced many illustrations for his ornithological works....

     (1804–1902) – illustrator
  • Samuel Palmer
    Samuel Palmer
    Samuel Palmer was a British landscape painter, etcher and printmaker. He was also a prolific writer. Palmer was a key figure in Romanticism in Britain and produced visionary pastoral paintings.-Early life:...

     (1805–1881) – landscape painter
  • Richard Dadd
    Richard Dadd
    Richard Dadd was an English painter of the Victorian era, noted for his depictions of fairies and other supernatural subjects, Orientalist scenes, and enigmatic genre scenes, rendered with obsessively minuscule detail...

     (1817–1886) – painter
  • John Hassall (illustrator)
    John Hassall (illustrator)
    John Hassall was born in Walmer, Kent on 21 May 1868, died 8 March 1948 and was an English illustrator.Hassall educated in Worthing, at Newton Abbot College and at Neuenheim College, Heidelberg. After twice failing entry to The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, he emigrated to Manitoba in Canada...

     (1868–1948) – illustrator
  • Mary Tourtel
    Mary Tourtel
    Mary Tourtel was an English artist and creator of Rupert Bear.-Biography:Tourtel was born as Mary Caldwell and raised in an artistic family, daughter of a stained glass artist and stonemason. She studied art under Thomas Sidney Cooper at the Sidney Cooper School of Art in Canterbury, and became a...

     (1874–1948) – artist and creator of Rupert Bear
  • Hugh Cecil
    Hugh Cecil
    Hugh Cecil Saunders was a celebrated English photographer of the 1910s, 1920s and 1930s, who practised under the professional name of Hugh Cecil....

     (1889—c. 1939) – photographer
  • Compton Bennett
    Compton Bennett
    Herbert William "Bob" Compton Bennett , better known as Compton Bennett, was an English film director, writer and producer. He is perhaps best known for directing the 1945 film The Seventh Veil and the 1950 version of the film King Solomon's Mines, an adaptation of an Allan Quatermain...

     (1900–1974) – film director and producer
  • Tyrone Guthrie
    Tyrone Guthrie
    Sir William Tyrone Guthrie was an English theatrical director instrumental in the founding of the Stratford Festival of Canada, the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, at his family's home, Annaghmakerrig, in County Monaghan, Ireland.-Life and career:Guthrie...

     (1900–1971) – Tony Award winning theatre director
  • Don Potter
    Don Potter
    Donald Steele Potter , was an English sculptor, wood carver, potter and teacher.-Early life:Don Potter was born in Newington, near Sittingbourne, Kent, the son of a school teacher, and attended a private school...

     (1902–2004) – sculptor
  • Michael Powell (director)
    Michael Powell (director)
    Michael Latham Powell was a renowned English film director, celebrated for his partnership with Emeric Pressburger...

     (1905–1990) – film director
  • Peter Rogers
    Peter Rogers
    Peter Rogers was a British film producer.Rogers began his career as a journalist for his local paper before graduating to scriptwriting religious informational films...

     (born 1914) – film producer of the Carry On film series
  • Oliver Postgate
    Oliver Postgate
    Oliver Postgate was an English animator, puppeteer and writer.He was the creator and writer of some of Britain's most popular children's television programmes...

     (born 1925) – animator and co-creator of Bagpuss, The Clangers and Ivor the Engine
  • Peter Firmin
    Peter Firmin
    Peter Arthur Firmin is an English artist and animator. He was the founder of Smallfilms, along with Oliver Postgate. Between them they created a number of popular children's TV programmes, The Saga of Noggin the Nog, Ivor the Engine, Clangers, Bagpuss and Pogles' Wood.-Early life:He trained at...

     (born 1928) – animator and co-creator of Basil Brush, Bagpuss and The Clangers
  • Frank Auerbach
    Frank Auerbach
    Frank Helmut Auerbach is a painter born in Germany although he has been a naturalised British citizen since 1947.-Biography:Auerbach was born in Berlin, the son of Max Auerbach, a patent lawyer, and Charlotte Nora Burchardt, who had trained as an artist...

     (born 1931) – painter
  • Peter Blake (artist)
    Peter Blake (artist)
    Sir Peter Thomas Blake, KBE, CBE, RDI, RA is an English pop artist, best known for his design of the sleeve for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. He lives in Chiswick, London, UK.-Career:...

     (born 1932) – pop artist, designer of the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album sleeve
  • Mary Quant
    Mary Quant
    Mary Quant OBE FCSD is a British] fashion designer and British fashion icon, who was instrumental in the mod fashion movement. She was one of the designers who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants. Born in Blackheath, London, to Welsh parents, Quant brought fun and fantasy to...

     (born 1934) – fashion designer and inventor of the miniskirt and hot pants
  • Antoinette Sibley
    Antoinette Sibley
    Dame Antoinette Sibley, DBE is an English prima ballerina. She joined the Royal Ballet in 1956 and became a soloist in 1960. During her time there she was the Royal Ballet's most popular star...

     (born 1939) – ballerina
  • Zandra Rhodes
    Zandra Rhodes
    Zandra Rhodes, CBE, RDI, is an English fashion designer.Zandra Rhodes was introduced to the world of fashion by her mother, who was a fitter in a Paris fashion house and a teacher at Medway College of Art, now the University for the Creative Arts. Rhodes studied first at Medway and then at the...

     (born 1940) – fashion designer
  • Tim Page (born 1944) – Vietnam War photo-journalist
  • Roger Dean (born 1944) – album cover artist
  • Dick Pope (cinematographer)
    Dick Pope (cinematographer)
    Richard "Dick" Pope, B.S.C. is a British cinematographer who has worked numerous times with British film director Mike Leigh. He is most recently known for the cinematography in The Illusionist directed by Neil Burger, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award.- As Cinematographer:* Women...

     (born 1947) – cinematographer
  • Bill Lewis
    Bill Lewis
    William "Bill" Lewis is an English artist, story-teller, poet and mythographer. He was a founder-member of The Medway Poets and of the Stuckists art group.-Early life:...

     (born 1953) – founder member of the Stuckists art group
  • Mike Bernard (painter)
    Mike Bernard (painter)
    Mike Bernard is an English painter. His highly textured semi-abstract paintings are often executed in mixed media incorporating collage and acrylics; he also brings an experimental approach to watercolour and oils. Regular subjects include coastal and street scenes in the English West Country...

     (born 1957) – painter
  • Gary Hume
    Gary Hume
    Gary Stewart Hume is an English artist. His work is strongly identified with the YBA artists who came to prominence in the early-1990s. In 1996, Hume was nominated for the Turner Prize, but lost out to Douglas Gordon. Hume was elected a Royal Academician in 2001.-Life and work:Hume was born in...

     (born 1962) – painter
  • John Hutton
    John Hutton
    John Hutton is the name of:*John Hutton , British Member of Parliament for Richmond, 1701–1702*John Hutton , famous for glass engravings at the Shakespeare Centre at Stratford upon Avon or at Coventry cathedral...

    (born 1948) – abstract painter
  • Tracey Emin
    Tracey Emin
    Tracey Karima Emin RA is a British artist of English and Turkish Cypriot origin. She is part of the group known as Britartists or YBAs ....

     (born 1963) – Royal Academy artist
  • Tacita Dean
    Tacita Dean
    Tacita Dean is an English visual artist who works primarily in film. She is one of the Young British Artists, and was a nominee for the Turner Prize in 1998.-Life and work:...

     (born 1965) – visual artist
  • Angus Fairhurst
    Angus Fairhurst
    Angus Fairhurst was an English artist working in installation, photography and video. He was one of the Young British Artists .-Life and work:Angus Fairhurst was born in Pembury, Kent...

     (born 1966) – photographic and visual artist
  • Joe Machine
    Joe Machine
    Joe Machine is an English artist, poet and writer. He is a founding member of the Stuckists art group. His work is "raw and autobiographical".-Life:...

     (born 1973) – founder member of the Stuckists art group
  • Remy Noe
    Rémy Noë
    Rémy Noë , is an English painter, a member of the international art movement Stuckism and co-founder of the Maidstone Stuckists.-Life and work:...

     (born 1974) – founder member of the Stuckists art group


  • Edward Stead
    Edward Stead
    Edward Stead was a famous patron of English cricket, particularly of Kent county cricket teams, in the early 18th century.-Cricket career:...

     (1701–1735) – cricketer for Dartford
  • John Bell (Kent cricketer) (1718–1774) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • George Louch
    George Louch
    George Louch was an English cricketer and match organiser during the 18th century. He was especially noted for his fielding and was an early stalwart of Marylebone Cricket Club.He was a native of Chatham and was evidently educated at Westminster...

     (1746–1811) – cricketer
  • Robert Clifford (1752–1811) – cricketer for Kent
  • Fuller Pilch
    Fuller Pilch
    Fuller Pilch was an English cricketer. Described as "the greatest batsman ever known until the appearance of W. G. Grace", the right-hand batting Pilch played 229 first class cricket matches between 1820 and 1854 for an assortment of counties, including Kent, Hampshire, Surrey and Surrey, as well...

     (1804–1870) – cricketer for Kent and Norfolk
  • Henry Tracey Coxwell
    Henry Tracey Coxwell
    Henry Tracey Coxwell , was an English aeronaut. He was the son of a naval officer, educated for the army, but became a dentist. From a boy he had been greatly interested in ballooning, then in its infancy, but his own first ascent was not made until 1844...

     (1819–1900) – balloonist
  • H T Waghorn
    H T Waghorn
    Henry Thomas Waghorn , was a cricket statistician and historian. He is best known for his two classic researches into cricket's early history: The Dawn of Cricket and Cricket Scores: 1730 - 1773....

     (1842–1930) – cricket statistician and historian
  • Spencer Gore (sportsman) (1850–1906) – first Wimbledon tennis champion
  • Cuthbert Ottaway
    Cuthbert Ottaway
    Cuthbert John Ottaway , one of the most talented and versatile sportsmen of the 1870s, was the first captain of the England football team and led his side in the first official international football match....

     (1850–1878) – England football captain
  • Frank Marchant
    Frank Marchant
    Frank Marchant was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and an occasional wicket-keeper. He was born in Kent.-Life:...

     (1864–1946) – cricketer for Kent
  • Fred Waghorne
    Fred Waghorne
    Fred C. "Old Wag" Waghorne, Sr. was an ice hockey referee and organizer in Canada. He also made significant contributions to lacrosse in that country. He is a member of both the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in the "Builder" category.- League organization :Waghorne...

     (1866–1956) – ice hockey referee in Canada
  • Douglas Carr
    Douglas Carr
    Douglas Ward Carr was an English amateur cricketer.Carr went to Brasenose College at Oxford University and while there played both football and cricket...

     (1872–1950) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • Syd King
    Syd King
    Ernest Sydney "Syd" King was a footballer and manager, and one of the most important figures in the early history of West Ham United.-Playing career:...

     (1873–1932) – footballer and manager of West Ham United
  • Archie Cross
    Archie Cross
    Arthur George "Archie" Cross was an English footballer.Cross was born in Dartford, Kent and started his career at Dartford FC, before joining nearby Woolwich Arsenal in April 1900. A right back, he was initially the understudy to Duncan McNichol, but made his debut in a 1-1 draw with Blackpool on...

     (1881–unknown) – footballer for Woolwich Arsenal
  • Edward Walter Solly (1882–1966) – cricketer for Worcestershire
  • Walter Tull
    Walter Tull
    Walter Daniel John Tull was an English professional footballer who played as an inside forward for Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Town...

     (1888–1918) – UK's second black professional footballer & first black infantry officer
  • John Stanton Fleming Morrison
    John Stanton Fleming Morrison
    John Stanton Fleming Morrison was a British golf course architect born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK. He worked predominantly with Charles Alison, Harry Colt, and Alister MacKenzie, in 1928 forming Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd....

     (1892–1961) – golf course architect
  • Louis Zborowski
    Louis Zborowski
    Count Louis Zborowski was a racing driver and automobile engineer.-Biography:His father, Count William Eliot Morris Zborowski was also a racing driver, and died in a racing crash, in 1903 at La Turbie Hillclimb in France near Nice...

     (1895–1924) – racing driver
  • Wally Hammond
    Wally Hammond
    Walter Reginald "Wally" Hammond was an English Test cricketer who played for Gloucestershire in a career that lasted from 1920 to 1951. Beginning his career as a professional, he later became an amateur and was appointed captain of England...

     (1903–1965) – cricketer for Gloucestershire and England
  • Dick Edmed
    Dick Edmed
    Richard "Dick" Edmed was an English footballer best known for his time playing for Liverpool.-Life and playing career:...

     (1904–1983) – footballer for Liverpool
  • Les Ames
    Les Ames
    Leslie Ethelbert George Ames, CBE was an outstanding wicket-keeper and batsman for the England cricket team and Kent County Cricket Club. In his obituary, the Wisden of 1991 described him as the greatest wicket-keeper-batsman of all time...

     (1905–1990) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • Alec Rose
    Alec Rose
    Sir Alec Rose was a nursery owner and fruit merchant in England who had a passion for amateur single-handed sailing, for which he was ultimately knighted....

     (1908–1991) – sailed single-handed around the world
  • Hopper Levett
    Hopper Levett
    William Howard Vincent "Hopper" Levett . Educated at Brighton College, Hopper was an English cricketer who played in one Test in 1934. Levett was a gentleman farmer from an old Kentish family who owned hops farms for many years...

     (1908–1995) – cricketer for England
  • Sam King
    Sam King
    Samuel Leonard King was an English professional golfer, best known for playing on three Ryder Cup teams....

     (1911–2003) – golfer
  • Peta Taylor
    Peta Taylor
    Mary Selena M Taylor, married name Mary Jaegar, was an English cricketer. She played in the first women's Tests against Australia and New Zealand. Taylor also played cricket for Middlesex Women and South Women.-References:**...

     (1914–1989) – cricketer for the England women's team
  • Arthur Fagg
    Arthur Fagg
    Arthur Edward Fagg was an English cricketer, who played for Kent and England....

     (1915–1977) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • William Murray-Wood (1917–1968) – cricketer for Kent
  • Jack Conley (footballer)
    Jack Conley (footballer)
    John Joseph “Jack” Conley was an English professional football centre-forward.Jack Conley was born in Whitstable, Kent and joined Charlton Athletic as a junior, but on failing to make the grade joined Torquay United in May 1939...

     (1920–1991) – footballer for Torquay United
  • Ted Ditchburn
    Ted Ditchburn
    Edwin George 'Ted' Ditchburn was an English professional football goalkeeper who played for Northfleet United, Tottenham Hotspur, Romford, Brentwood Town and represented England on six occasions at international level....

     (1921–2005) – footballer for Tottenham Hotspur and England
  • Malcolm Allison
    Malcolm Allison
    Malcolm Alexander Allison was an English football player and manager. Nicknamed "Big Mal", he was one of English football's most flamboyant and intriguing characters because of his panache, fedora and cigar, controversies off the pitch and outspoken nature.Allison's managerial potential become...

     (born 1927) – footballer for West Ham United and football manager
  • Brian Moore (commentator)
    Brian Moore (commentator)
    Brian Moore was a British sports commentator.-Early life:Moore was born in Gillingham, Kent and educated at the Cranbrook School, Kent, which was also the school of fellow commentators Peter West and Barry Davies....

     (1932–2001) – TV sports commentator
  • George Wright (footballer)
    George Wright (footballer)
    George Wright was an English footballer who played as a full-back.Wright was born in Ramsgate, Kent and began his career at Ramsgate Athletic and played for Margate before joining West Ham United in 1951....

     (1936–2000) – footballer for West Ham United
  • Brian Luckhurst
    Brian Luckhurst
    Brian William Luckhurst was an English cricketer, who played his entire county career for Kent County Cricket Club. He played for Kent from 1958 to 1976, usually opening the batting, then in 1985, in an emergency, played in one more match against the Australians. He was cricket manager from 1981...

     (1939–2005) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • Barry Davies
    Barry Davies
    Barry George Davies MBE is a British sports commentator. He has covered a wide range of sports in a long career, primarily for the BBC.-Broadcasting career:...

     (born 1940) – TV sports commentator
  • Bill Ivy
    Bill Ivy
    William David Ivy was a British Grand Prix motorcycle road racer from Maidstone, Kent.Ivy started racing motorbikes at Brands Hatch in 1959. He raced in the Grand Prix motorcycle racing championship towards the end of 1965, where he finished fourth in two 125 cc races and third in a 250 cc race...

     (1942–1969) – motorcycle racer
  • Brian Rose (cricketer)
    Brian Rose (cricketer)
    Brian Charles Rose is an English former cricketer, who played in nine Tests and two ODIs for England from 1977 to 1981.-Life and career:...

     (born 1950) – cricketer for Somerset and England
  • Paul Gilchrist
    Paul Gilchrist
    Paul Anthony Gilchrist is a former footballer, who won the FA Cup with Southampton in 1976.-Early career:Gilchrist was a Charlton apprentice and played 7 league games for them...

     (born 1952) – footballer for Southampton, Portsmouth and Swindon Town
  • Kevin Jarvis (cricketer)
    Kevin Jarvis (cricketer)
    Kevin Bertram Sidney Jarvis is a former English cricketer, who played first-class cricket for Kent and Gloucestershire...

     (born 1953) – cricketer for Kent and Gloucestershire
  • Tony Godden
    Tony Godden
    Anthony Leonard "Tony" Godden is an English former football goalkeeper who played in the Football League for West Bromwich Albion, Luton Town, Walsall, Chelsea, Birmingham City, Bury and Peterborough United.-Career:...

     (born 1955) – footballer for West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea and Birmingham City
  • Dave Carr (1957–2005) – footballer for Luton Town and Torquay United
  • David Gower
    David Gower
    David Ivon Gower OBE is a former English cricketer who became a commentator for Sky Sports. Although he eventually rose to the captaincy of the England cricket team during the 1980s, he is best known for being one of the most stylish left-handed batsmen of the modern era. Gower played 117 Test...

     (born 1957) – England cricket captain and TV presenter
  • Bob Bolder
    Bob Bolder
    Robert John "Bob" Bolder is a former English footballer who played as a goalkeeper.He started his career with local team Dover F.C. before moving to Sheffield Wednesday at the age of just 19. He played over 200 games whilst at Hillsborough. In 1983 he started a two year stint as back-up for Bruce...

     (born 1958) – footballer for Charlton Athletic, Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday
  • Graham Dilley
    Graham Dilley
    Graham Roy Dilley was an English cricketer, whose main role was as a fast bowler. He played first-class cricket for Kent and Worcestershire, and appeared in 41 test matches and 36 ODIs for England...

     (born 1959) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • Richard Ellison (born 1959) – cricketer for Kent and England
  • Barry Knight (referee)
    Barry Knight (Referee)
    Barry Knight is an English football referee, who officiates in the Premier League. Since January 2008 he has been unable to officiate for them, due to injury.-Career:...

     (born 1960) – football referee
  • Steve Bennett (referee)
    Steve Bennett (referee)
    Stephen Graham Bennett is a former English football referee who operated in the Premier League, and previously for FIFA as an assistant referee and then referee.-Career:...

     (born 1961) – football referee
  • Gary Brazil
    Gary Brazil
    Gary Nicholas Brazil is a former professional footballer and football manager in the English football league....

     (born 1962) – footballer for Fulham, Preston North End and Sheffield United
  • Jamie Spence
    Jamie Spence
    Jamie Spence is an English professional golfer.Spence was born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He turned professional in 1985 and has finished in the top 100 on the European Tour Order of Merit more than a dozen times, with a best placing of tenth in 1992...

     (born 1963) – golfer
  • Andy Townsend
    Andy Townsend
    Andrew "Andy" David Townsend is a former professional footballer, who played in two World Cups for the Republic of Ireland and is now a television and radio pundit....

     (born 1963) – TV presenter, and footballer for Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland
  • David Bowman (footballer born 1964) (born 1964) – footballer for Heart of Midlothian, Dundee United and Scotland
  • Geoff Parsons (born 1964) – Commonwealth Games silver medal winning high jumper
  • Tim Berrett
    Tim Berrett
    Timothy B. Berrett is a male race walker. A resident of Edmonton, Alberta, he represented Canada in five consecutive Summer Olympics starting in 1992 . He competed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the 50km walk event, finishing in 38th place with a time of 4:08:08...

     (born 1965) – Canadian Olympic race walker
  • Andy Hessenthaler
    Andy Hessenthaler
    Andrew "Andy" Hessenthaler is an English football manager and former player, currently in his second spell as manager of Gillingham. Hessenthaler began his career in non-league football and did not turn professional until he joined Watford at the age of 26...

     (born 1965) – footballer and manager of Gillingham
  • Mark Ealham
    Mark Ealham
    Mark Alan Ealham is a retired English cricketer, who played domestic cricket for Kent C.C.C. and Nottinghamshire C.C.C.. He is an all-rounder and is a former England international at both Test and one-day cricket....

     (born 1969) – cricketer for Nottinghamshire and England
  • Nigel Llong
    Nigel Llong
    Nigel James Llong was a cricketer with Kent. He made his debut in 1990 and won his county cap in 1993. He was a left hand bat and off spin bowler. Llong has since become an umpire, officiating his maiden first class match in June 2000.-Umpiring career:Llong was appointed to the ECB's panel of...

     (born 1969) – cricketer for Kent
  • Kelly Holmes
    Kelly Holmes
    Dame Kelly Holmes, DBE, MBE is a retired British middle distance athlete. She specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events and won a gold medal for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens...

     (born 1970) – 800 metres and 1500 metres Olympic gold medalist
  • Mark Hammett
    Mark Hammett
    Mark Garry Hammett is a rugby union coach and former New Zealand rugby union player. Hammett played provincial rugby for Canterbury, as a hooker, between 1992 and 2002. When the Crusaders franchise was formed for the Super 12 in 1996, Hammett was contracted, becoming a founding player...

     (born 1972) – rugby union footballer for New Zealand
  • Rob Short
    Rob Short
    Rob Short is a Canadian field hockey player.- Career :Short played his first international senior tournament in 1995, at the Pan American Games in Mar del Plata. Highlights include the 1998 World Cup in The Netherlands where the Canadian team finished 8th with Rob scoring 4 goals in the 7 games...

     (born 1972) – field hockey player for Canada
  • Jamie Staff
    Jamie Staff
    Jamie Alan Staff MBE is an English racing cyclist and coach, formerly on BMX and later on the track. A World and Olympic champion, he has also won numerous other medals at World Championships, World Cups and at the Commonwealth Games....

     (born 1973) – Commonwealth Games medal winning cyclist
  • Gary Breen
    Gary Breen
    Gary Patrick Breen is an Irish footballer who made more than 500 appearances in the Football League and Premier League. He played for numerous clubs over a 20-year career, including more than 100 appearances each for Coventry City and Sunderland...

     (born 1973) – footballer for Coventry City, Sunderland and Republic of Ireland
  • Neil Shipperley
    Neil Shipperley
    Neil Jason Shipperley is a retired English professional footballer, who played as a centre-forward. He is the former manager of Walton Casuals of the Isthmian League Division One South....

     (born 1974) – footballer for Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Wimbledon
  • Takaloo (born 1975) – Iranian boxer
  • Matthew Rose (footballer)
    Matthew Rose (footballer)
    Matthew Rose, , is a former English professional footballer who currently is working as a Financial Advisor....

     (born 1975) – footballer for Arsenal, QPR and Yeovil Town
  • Kevin Hunt (born 1975) – footballer for Gillingham, Hong Kong Rangers and Bohemian FC
  • Ed Smith (cricketer)
    Ed Smith (cricketer)
    Edward Thomas Smith is an English author and journalist, and former professional cricketer.-Background:He is the son of the novelist Jonathan Smith...

     (born 1977) – writer, and cricketer for Kent and England
  • Georgina Harland
    Georgina Harland
    Georgina Harland is a modern pentathlete from Great Britain, who won the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.Her score of 5344 is broken down as follows:* Shooting—808* Fencing—832...

     (born 1978) – 2004 Olympic bronze medallist in the Modern pentathlon
  • Peter Hawkins (footballer)
    Peter Hawkins (footballer)
    Peter Hawkins is an English footballer who plays for Whitstable Town as a defender. He has made over 275 senior appearances for Wimbledon, York, Rushden & Diamonds, Ebbsfleet, Maidstone and Tonbridge.-Career:...

     (born 1978) – footballer for Wimbledon, York City and Rushden & Diamonds
  • Jon Harley
    Jon Harley
    Jon Harley is an English footballer who has played for Chelsea, Wimbledon, Fulham, Sheffield United, West Ham United, Burnley, Watford and Notts County.-Chelsea:...

     (born 1979) – footballer for Sheffield United, Fulham and Chelsea
  • David Flatman
    David Flatman
    David Luke Flatman or 'Flats' is a prop for Bath and the England national rugby union team.He started playing rugby union at the age of eight at his local club, Maidstone FC, inspired by his father, who was a prop...

     (born 1980) – rugby union footballer for Bath and England
  • Michael Yardy
    Michael Yardy
    Michael Howard Yardy is an English cricketer. He captains Sussex County Cricket Club and is a left-handed batsman whose unusual technique has attracted a great deal of attention due to a pronounced shuffle from leg to off immediately prior to the bowler releasing the ball...

     (born 1980) – cricketer for Sussex
  • Sarah Ayton
    Sarah Ayton
    Sarah Lianne Ayton Dempsey OBE is an English professional sailor.She won a gold medal in the Yngling sailing class in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, together with Shirley Robertson and Sarah Webb, and another gold medal in the Yngling sailing class in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing,...

     (born 1980) – Olympic gold medal winning sailor
  • Gary Mills (footballer born 1981)
    Gary Mills (footballer born 1981)
    Gary Leonard Mills is an English footballer who plays for Nuneaton Town.-Rushden & Diamonds:Born in Isle of Sheppey, Mills began his career with Rushden & Diamonds as a trainee in 1999. His debut for the club, at the age of 18, came on 28 August 1999 in a 4–0 victory over Sutton United...

     (born 1981) – footballer for Rushden & Diamonds
  • Danny Spiller
    Danny Spiller
    Daniel "Danny" Spiller is an English professional footballer who currently plays for Gillingham in League Two.-Career:...

     (born 1981) – footballer for Gillingham
  • Richard Rose (footballer)
    Richard Rose (footballer)
    Richard Alan Rose is an English professional footballer who plays for Dagenham & Redbridge. Rose plays as a defender and has been noted for his versatility having played in both the full back and centre back positions, and occasionally in central midfield.-Playing career:Rose was born in Tunbridge...

     (born 1982) – footballer for Gillingham and Hereford United
  • James Tredwell
    James Tredwell
    James Cullum Tredwell is an English cricketer. A left-handed batsman and a right-arm off break bowler, he plays his domestic cricket for Kent County Cricket Club...

     (born 1982) – cricketer for Kent and England Under–19s
  • Matt Corker
    Matt Corker
    Matthew Corker is a professional rugby union player for the London Wasps. Hailing from Broadstairs, Kent and playing rugby from a young age, Corker is on the fringes of the London Wasps 1st XV in the position of lock forward....

     (born 1982) – rugby union footballer for the London Wasps
  • Rhys Lloyd
    Rhys Lloyd
    Rhys John Lloyd is an American football placekicker for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2005...

     (born 1982) – American footballer for Frankfurt Galaxy
  • Lisa Dobriskey
    Lisa Dobriskey
    Lisa Jane Dobriskey is an English middle distance athlete. She was the Commonwealth champion in the 1500 m in 2006. More recently, she won a silver medal in the 1500 m at the 2009 World Championships....

     (born 1983) – Commonwealth Games 1500 metres gold medallist
  • Billy Jones (footballer born 1983)
    Billy Jones (footballer born 1983)
    William Kenneth "Billy" Jones is an English footballer currently playing for Exeter City. A defender, he was Exeter City's first signing of the 2005 pre-season, re-uniting him with Alex Inglethorpe, whom he had worked with during his time in Leyton Orient's youth setup.His league debut came for...

     (born 1983) – footballer for Leyton Orient and Kidderminster
  • Barry Fuller
    Barry Fuller
    Barry Marc Fuller is an English footballer, currently playing for Gillingham as a defender, favoured as right-back....

     (born 1984) – footballer for Barnet and Stevenage
  • Adam Birchall
    Adam Birchall
    Adam Stephen Birchall is a footballer who plays as a striker for football league side Gillingham. Despite being born in England he has several caps for the Welsh under-21 team, scoring on his debut against the Finland under 21s.-Career:...

     (born 1984) – footballer for Mansfield Town, Barnet and Wales Under–21s
  • Andrew Crofts (footballer)
    Andrew Crofts (footballer)
    Andrew Lawrence Crofts is a Wales international footballer who plays for Norwich City as a midfielder.He started his career with Gillingham, for whom he made his Football League debut at the age of 16, and made over 190 appearances for the Kent-based club...

     (born 1984) – footballer for Gillingham
  • Dave Martin (footballer born 1985)
    Dave Martin (footballer born 1985)
    David John "Dave" Martin is an English footballer, who plays for Derby County. He plays in midfield.-Early career:Martin was spotted at the age of 10 by Brighton & Hove Albion before moving to Kent based Slade Green and then Dartford...

     (born 1985) – footballer for Crystal Palace
  • Tom Varndell
    Tom Varndell
    Tom Varndell is an English rugby union footballer who plays on the wing for London Wasps, England and England Sevens. He claims to have been clocked at 10.8 seconds for the 100 metres in his socks on grass...

     (born 1985) – rugby union footballer for Leicester Tigers and England
  • Joe Denly
    Joe Denly
    Joseph Liam Denly is an English international cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and leg break bowler. An exciting stroke player who relishes short pitched bowling, Denly first came to attention during the England 2005 Under-19 tour of India where he made three half-centuries in three tests...

     (born 1986) – cricketer for Kent and England Under–19s
  • Sammy Moore
    Sammy Moore
    Sammy Leslie Moore is an English footballer who plays as a midfielder for AFC Wimbledon.-Early years:Moore was a promising youngster, training in the youth academies of Charlton Athletic and Chelsea. He moved to the academy of Ipswich Town where he was part of the team that won the FA Youth Cup...

     (born 1987) – footballer for Ipswich Town
  • Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
    Adrian Quaife-Hobbs
    Adrian Rodney Quaife-Hobbs is a British race car driver, notable for being the youngest driver to win the T Cars championship and the youngest ever winner of an MSA-sanctioned car racing series...

     (born 1991) – Formula BMW racing driver
  • Zack Sabre Jr
    Zack Sabre Jr
    Zack Sabre, Jr., is a British professional wrestler. Zack is a former NWA United Kingdom Junior Heavyweight Championship and a product of the NWA-UK Hammerlock training school. He started training with NWA-UK Hammerlock at the age of 14, under the guidance of Jon Ryan and Andre Baker...

     (born 1987) - British professional wrestler


  • Walter Tirel
    Walter Tirel
    Walter Tirel III - also spelt Tyrell, Thurold, Turold; French Gaultier or Gautier Tirel , was an Anglo-Norman nobleman. He is infamous for his involvement in the death of King William II of England, also known as William Rufus....

     (1065–1134) – killed William II of England
    William II of England
    William II , the third son of William I of England, was King of England from 1087 until 1100, with powers over Normandy, and influence in Scotland. He was less successful in extending control into Wales...

    , possibly accidentally
  • Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst
    Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst
    Mary and Eliza Chulkhurst , commonly known as the Biddenden Maids, were a pair of conjoined twins supposedly born in Biddenden, Kent, in the year 1100. They are said to have been joined at both the shoulder and the hip, and to have lived for 34 years...

     (1100–1134) – one of the earliest known set of conjoined twins
  • John Ward (pirate)
    John Ward (pirate)
    John Ward or Birdy , also known as Jack Ward and under his Muslim name Yusuf Reis, was a notorious English pirate around the turn of the 17th century who later became a Barbary Corsair operating out of Tunis during the early 17th century.-Early life:Little is known about Ward's early life...

     (c. 1553–1673) – pirate
  • Mary Carleton
    Mary Carleton
    Mary Carleton was an Englishwoman who used false identities, such as a German princess, to marry and defraud a number of men.-Early life:...

     (1642–1673) – fraudster
  • Sophia Stacey
    Sophia Stacey
    Sophia Stacey was a friend of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, to whom he dedicated the Ode which begins:Thou art fair, and few are fairer,Of the nymphs of earth or ocean,They are robes that fit the wearer -...

     (1791–1874) – friend of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and writer Mary Shelley
  • Alice Liddell
    Alice Liddell
    Alice Pleasance Liddell , known for most of her adult life by her married name, Alice Hargreaves, inspired the children's classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, whose protagonist Alice is said to be named after her.-Biography:...

     (1852–1934) – inspiration for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • Marcus Sarjeant
    Marcus Sarjeant
    Marcus Simon Sarjeant is notable for firing six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II as she rode down The Mall to the Trooping the Colour ceremony in 1981.-Background:...

     (born 1964) – fired six blank shots at Elizabeth II
  • Tony Hayward
    Tony Hayward
    Anthony Bryan "Tony" Hayward is a British businessman, the former chief executive of oil and energy company BP. He replaced John Browne, Baron Browne of Madingley on 1 May 2007. His tenure ended on 1 October 2010 in large part due to the circumstances of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill...

     (born 1957) – CEO of BP Group (2007–2010)
  • Kevin Foster
    Kevin Foster (fraudster)
    Kevin Foster is a British investment fraudster, convicted of 14 counts of deception and theft in relation to his operation of a £34m Ponzi scheme, which ran from 2002 to 2004....

    (born 1958/59) – Investment fraudster
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