Armin, Robert b. 1568 d. November 28, 1615 (circa) Entertainer. A stage comedian, he was the successor of Will Kemp. Where Kemp was a 'clown', Armin's style of comedy was different, as can be seen in later Shakespeare plays where the part of the 'fool' becomes less physical and more prone to song and amusing philosophy. He was probably the first to play 'Touchstone' in "As You Like It" and 'Feste' in "Twelth Night". (Bio by: Mark McManus) St Botolph without Aldgate Churchyard, Aldgate, City of London, Greater London, England Plot: churchyard, unmarked
Carew, Sir. Nicholas b. 1496 d. March 2, 1539 English aristocracy. Royal favorite. Born the eldest son of Sir Richard Carew of Beddington by Malyn Oxenbridge at Beddington, Surrey, England. from the age of about six he was brought up at court alongside Prince Henry, the future Henry VIII. From playmate, Carew became part of a coterie about Prince Henry, they drank, hunted, diced, played sport, and womanized with him. Carew also distinguished himself at the joust. He became groom of the privy chamber in 1511; an esquire of the king's body...[Read More] (Bio by: Iola) St Botolph without Aldgate Churchyard, Aldgate, City of London, Greater London, England
Knight of Dartford, Kent. Third son of Sir Arthur Darcy and Mary Carew. Grandson of Sir Thomas Darcy and Dowasbel Tempest. Edward attended Trinity College at Cambridge in 1561, then from Stamford, Yorkshire. He was admitted to the Inner Temple in November of 1561.
Symington, William b. 1793 d. 1831 Inventor. Born in Leadhills, Scottland, October 1763, he was an engineer and the builder of the first real practical steamboat. In 1787, his power piston atmospheric steam engine was patented and a successful demonstration of a steam engine on a boat, was completed on the Forth and Clyde Canal in 1788. His second craft named the 'Charlotte Dundas', was sailed on January 4, 1803 and became the first steamboat to not only move itself but also towed two loaded vessels through a water canal. In...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) St Botolph without Aldgate Churchyard, Aldgate, City of London, Greater London, England