This book is a fascinating collection of short biographies of people who were born on the Isle of Wight or who lived there for some period of their life and had a significant influence on the wider society.
They come from all walks of life ranging from two queens (one is Queen Victoria, of course) to a pirate and a chimney sweep. They cover all periods of history and spheres of influence.
Some were famous but most have been forgotten. Of the 246 whose biographies are included 74 were Island-born including Uffa Fox, Robert Hooke, Sheila Hancock, and Jeremy Irons.
Includes a Location Index of where on the Isle of Wight the notable lived, had influence or was born.
It took me twelve years to research and write. I came across so many names of people with Island links. There were so many notables that it was worth putting together as a publication, and I’m very pleased with it. I hope you enjoy it!Author, Phillip Armitage
|Published:||17th October 2019|
|Trim Size:||6 x 9 x 0.5 in (229 x 152 x 13 mm)|
|BISAC Subject Code:||BIO006000, HIS015000, BIO012000|
|Format:||Paperback B&W on white (colour gloss cover)|
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