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Veronica Wedgwood
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Born in Stocksfield, Northumberland
Born on 20th of July 1910
Died on 9th of March 1997

Born 1910. Died 1997 - English historian.



Studied at Oxford specialising in 17th century history. Works included biographies of Strafford (1935), Oliver Cromwell (1939) and William the Silent (1944). Created DBE in 1968 and appointed to Order of Merit in 1969.

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