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People in the Arts

Jane Austen's pedigree showing the famous author's connections to the Brydges and Leighs.

Edith Sitwell's pedigree Edith Sitwell was sister of Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell, and a renowned poet.

Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft pedigree (from their son Sir Percy Florence Shelley). Percy Bysshe Shelley was the famous poet, and Mary Wollstonecraft the author of Frankenstein and a number of other books.

George Gordon Byron, the famous poet (from their daughter Ada Augusta).

Josiah Wedgwood/Charles Darwin pedigree. This chart shows the very close relationship between the Wedgwood (the famous porcelain maker) and Darwin families. Famous British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was also closely related to these people.

The Bolles family were Catholics from Yorkshire, and important patrons of the arts, and particularly of one Christopher Simpson, an important author of a treatise on viola da gamba.


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