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A87884518 - William Hesketh Lever - 1st Viscount Leverhulme

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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Entry: William Hesketh Lever - 1st Viscount Leverhulme - A87884518
Author: SashaQ - happysad - Editor - U9936370

Here is an Entry about another entrepreneur.


A87884518 - William Hesketh Lever - 1st Viscount Leverhulme

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Otto Fisch ("Soft play area with free bananas; Iguana Andy and his... iguanas")


Is it worth saying a bit more about the Leverhulme Trust? It's mentioned briefly in the final paragraph, but it's still a major funder of research - according to their annual report (2015) they spend about £80m a year on research across nearly all fields. They're a major part of the UK research funding landscape.


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Bluebottle

A very enjoyable read. smiley - smiley

One minor typo: 'producrs' – I'm guessing Products rather than producers?

You mention that Gladstone was Prime Minister, but would it be worth explaining a bit more about him for those who aren't British. He served four terms as Liberal Prime Minister in 1868-1874, 1880-1885, 1886, 1892-1894 before resigning at the age of 84. (I always wonder why the US has only had one President - Cleveland - who served two non-consecutive terms – even taking into account the 2-term limit - whereas the UK's had 17 Prime Ministers who have, though Gladstone holds the record with 4 separate terms).

I thought his house burning down needed a bit more detail. Was it arson, then, by suffragettes or suffragists?
Princess Beatrice was, of course, Governor of the Isle of Wight 1896-1944 and was the last non-donkey occupant of Carisbrooke Castle. (My great-granddad was in Princess Beatrice's Isle of Wight Rifles before the Great War, but fortunately for me left to join the Royal Navy, which is just as well because they were pretty much wiped out at Gallipoli – despite what the Australians say – with the survivors all-but killed off at Gaza.).

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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Thanks both smiley - biggrin

I tried to update this last night, but I see it didn't save. Luckily I took a copy just in case, so I will try reapplying the changes later...

I've added more links and have also added a bit more about the fire - the book I read was certain it was arson, but new research indicates that the Suffragettes may have just taken credit for the fire without doing anything as it could have started accidentally.

Noting here that the Leverhulme Trust has funded projects such as:

monitoring the activity of the Santorini volcano
investigating new methods for preserving the Mary Rose
understanding social and political developments in the Kingdom of Northumbria

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SashaQ - happysad - Editor

Updated successfully smiley - ok


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bobstafford

Looking goodsmiley - ok


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bobstafford

he organised a reading group in his spare time so as to study

"so as to study" this is a little old fashioned, did you mean it that way?


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