John Martin Harvey British postcard by the London Stereoscope Company. Photo: publicity still for The Only Way. British Actor-manager Sir John Martin Harvey (1863-1944) was one of the last great romantic actors of the English theatre. His most famous play was The Only Way (1899), an adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. 25 years later, he also featured in the film version, as well as in a few other silent and sound films.
Sarah & Angelina Grimke, born to a slave-owning supreme-court judge in Charleston, they fled north, where their deep personal revulsion to slavery led them to become the first females to speak in public in the US. Quaker converts, abolitionists, crusaders for women's rights, then were reviled in the South and often ridiculed in the North. When they learned their brother Henry had children by a slave women, they brought them north and paid for their education. Amazing details at click.
"Mad Jack", was a British soldier who fought throughout World War II armed with a longbow, arrows and a Scottish broadsword. He once said "any officer who goes into action without his sword is improperly armed."