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Walter Langton ( -1321)

Walter Langton, administrator and bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. was a supporter of Edward I. When Edward died, he was arrested on his way to organise Edward's funeral, and was imprisoned at Wallingford.

 


George Dunlop Leslie (1836-1921)

Artist, lived at Riverside, St Leonard's Lane, Wallingford from 1884-1901. He painted the murals in St. Leonard's Church. His sister, Mary, an artist, lived next door at Cromwell Lodge. His son Peter Leslie (1877-1953) was also an artist.
http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/leslie_george_dunlop.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/paintingflowers/artists/leslie.shtml
http://www.artclub.fsworld.co.uk/Wallyarts/gdleslie.htm
http://www.artrenewal.org/asp/database/art.asp?aid=2066

 


George Dunlop Leslie

 

Mary Leslie (1833-1907)

Artist, lived at Cromwell Lodge, St Leonard's Lane, Wallingford, next door to her brother George Dunlop Leslie.

 


John London (1485/6–1543)

John London was appointed dean of St Nicholas’s College, Wallingford in 1536, and master of St John's Hospital there in 1541, on 1 September 1542 he was made dean of the new cathedral at Oxford. He was a Catholic and involved in persecution of Lutherans in Oxford, and was responsible for dissolution of monastic houses in Oxford, Reading, Warwickshire, and Northamptonshire on behalf of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s chief minister. However, his Catholic faith later put him in conflict with Henry’s Reformation, especially after the downfall of Thomas Cromwell. He conspired against Thomas Cramner, the Archibishop of Canterbury alleging with heresy, but in 1543 Henry then decided to support Cramner, and London was convicted of perjury, and sent to Fleet Prison, where he soon died.

 


Francis Lovell, Viscount Lovell (1454-1487)

Was a supporter of Richard III. Richard made him Lord Chamberlain when he became king, and gave him Wallingford Castle in 1485. He fought for Richard at the Battle of Bosworth Field the same year, and then tried to organise a rebellion against the new king Henry VII. He disappeared after the Battle of Stoke Field in 1487.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Lovell%2C_Viscount_Lovell
http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/Bios/FrancisLovell(1VLovell).htm
http://www.tameside.gov.uk/tmbc2/lovell.htm

 

Francis Lovell

Sir Thomas Lovell (c.1449–1524)

Sir Thomas Lovell was administrator and speaker of the House of Commons, and treasurer of the king's chamber and chancellor of the exchequer. In 1507, after he had helped secure a new borough charter, the town council of Wallingford ordered that he be prayed for in each of the town's parish churches every Sunday for the rest of his life. He also held the role of Constable of Wallingford Castle.

 


Sir William Lower (c.1610–1662)

Sir William Lower was a playwright and wrote "The Phoenix in her Flames" in 1639. In 1640 he was a lieutenant in the earl of Northumberland’s army. In June 1644, as a lieutenant-colonel in King Charles’s army and lieutenant-governor of Wallingford, he was instructed to levy a weekly tax of £50 on Reading to support the garrison at Wallingford. Reading refused to pay and so Lower kidnapped the mayor as a hostage. Eventually the tax was reduced. Lower was knighted in 1645, but captured and imprisoned by parliamentary forces in 1646. He was later released and beegan to translate various French works into English, and also wrote "The Enchanted Lovers".

 




 

 

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