Hagen, Walter Charles (1892–1969) American golfer. The first American to win the Open (1922) which he did again in 1924, 1928 and 1929.
Haig, Douglas (1861–1928). 1st Earl Haig. Commander of British forces in France for most of WWI.
Haig, Nigel Esmé (1887–1966). Cricketer. All-rounder for Middlesex (1912–1934) and England (1921–1930).
Haig-Thomas, Peter (1882–1959). Leading rowing coach. Coached both Cambridge and Oxford teams. His regard for Bourne was reciprocated: Bourne's obituary tribute to him (The Times 21 January 1959) described him as 'the coach'.
Hakluyt, Richard (c. 1552–1616). Anglican priest and writer, remembered for promoting and supporting the English settlement of North America in Divers Voyages Touching the Discoverie of America (1582) and The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoueries of the English Nation (1598–1600).
Haldane, John Burdon Sanderson (1892–1964). Geneticist and evolutionary biologist. Publications include, Daedalus, 1924; Callinicus, 1925; Possible Worlds, 1927; Animal Biology (with Julian Huxley) 1927; Science and Ethics, 1928; The Causes of Evolution, 1933; The Biochemistry of Genetics, 1953.
Halévy, Ludovic (1834–1908). French playwright and librettist. Librettist of Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers. With his regular collaborator, Henri Meilhac, he wrote the libretti for Offenbach's La belle Hélène (1864), Barbe Bleue (1866), La Grande-duchesse de Gérolstein (1867), and La Périchole (1868), and for Bizet's Carmen (1875). Frou Frou was their only serious play to enjoy great success.
Haley, Sir William John (1901–1987). Director-General of the BBC 1944–1952, where he created the Third Programme (now called Radio 3). Editor of The Times, 1952–1968, where he was a cautious moderniser, printing news on the front page (rather than classified advertisements, which had featured there for nearly 200 years) but resisting any change to the paper's old tradition of anonymous journalism.
Halfyard, David John (1931–1996). Cricketer. Seam bowler for Kent in the 1950s and Nottinghamshire in the 1960s.
Hall, Wesley Winfield (1937–) West Indian cricketer, right-arm fast bowler. Member of WI test team 1958–1969. In retirement he was ordained as a Christian minister and was also Minister of Tourism and Sport in the Barbados government. He managed West Indies touring sides and in 2001 became President of the WI Cricket board.
Hambleden, Patricia, Viscountess. (1909–1994). Lady-in-waiting to the Queen Mother 1937–1994. Born Lady Patricia Herbert, the only daughter of the 15th Earl of Pembroke. Married the 3rd Viscount Hambleden, heir to the WH Smith empire in 1928.
Hamilton, Emma (1765–1815). Wife of Sir William Hamilton, and mistress of Horatio Nelson.
Hamilton, Sir George Rostrevor (1888–1967). Poet, critic and civil servant.
Hamilton, Hamish, né James ('Jamie') (1900–1988). Publisher. Born in the USA, raised in Scotland. Founded his publishing firm in 1931, recruiting writers from both sides of the Atlantic for his lists. Married Yvonne Pallavicino in 1940.
Hammond, Walter ('Wally') (1903–1965). Cricketer, Gloucestershire and England. Rated among the best batsmen of any era.
Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759). German-born, later British, composer of opera, oratorio and orchestral and instrumental music.
Hansell, Henry Peter (1863–1935). Tutor to George V's sons.
Hansom, Joseph Aloysius (1803–1882). Architect and inventor of the safety cab.
Hanway, Jonas (1712–1786), English traveller and philanthropist. Reputedly the first man to carry an umbrella in London.
Harcourt, Lewis Vernon ('Loulou'), 1st Viscount Harcourt (1863–1922). Liberal politician. Secretary of State for the Colonies 1910–1915.
Harcourt, Sir William George Granville Venables Vernon (1827–1904). Liberal politician. Home Secretary 1880–1885, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1886 and 1892–1895, Leader of the House of Commons 1894–1895, Leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition 1896–1898.
Harding, Gilbert (1907–1960). Broadcaster. Known, and, by some, celebrated, for his outspokenness and quick temper.
Hardwicke, Sir Cedric Webster (1893–1964) English actor. Bernard Shaw said that he was his fifth favourite actor after the four Marx Brothers.
Hardy, Thomas (1840–1928). Novelist and poet.
Hare, John Hugh (1911–1982). 1st Viscount Blakenham. Conservative politician. MP for Woodbridge 1945–1963. Secretary of State for War, 1956–1958; Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1958–1960; Minister of Labour, 1960–1963; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, 1963–1964.
Harington, Sir John (1561–1612). Courtier, poet, translator, author and inventor of the first flushing lavatory in England.
Harland, Henry (1861–1905) American novelist and editor, sometimes writing under the pen name Sidney Luska. Moving to London he came under the influence of the Aesthetic movement and, in 1894, became the founding editor of The Yellow Book.
Harlech, Lady, née Lady Beatrice Edith Mildred Gascoyne-Cecil ('Mima') (1891–1980).
Harrap, Walter Godfrey (1894–1967). Publisher. Second son of George Harrap, the founder of the family publishing house.
Harrer, Heinrich (1912–2006). Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author. As a young man he took part in a German climbing expedition in the Himalayas in the summer of 1939, and was interned by the British colonial authorities on the outbreak of WW2. He escaped in 1944, with three colleagues and made their way into Tibet, where he became a tutor to the young Dalai Lama.
Harris, Frank (1856–1931). Author and editor notorious for his real or purported womanising. Kingsmill's biography of him was published by Jonathan Cape in 1932.
Harris, George Robert Canning (1851–1932) 4th Baron Harris. Politician, cricketer and cricket administrator.
Harrod, Sir Roy Forbes (1900–1978). Economist, famous for who pioneering the economics of dynamic growth and the field of macroeconomics. Tutor in economics at Christ Church. Oxford. Friend and biographer of J M Keynes.
Harsch, Joseph Close (1905–1998). American journalist and commentator. Married 1932, Anne Elizabeth Wood (d 1997).
Hart-Davis, Adam John (1943–). Writer, photographer and broadcaster. Younger son of RH-D.
Hart-Davis, Bridget Min (1935–). Daughter of RH-D. Married David Trustram Eve, 2nd Baron Silsoe, in 1963.
Hart-Davis, Charles Henry (1874–1958). Elder brother of Richard Hart-Davis. Colonial administrator, as described in RH-D's letter of 20 April 1958.
Hart-Davis, (Catherine) Comfort, née Borden-Turner. Married RH-D 1933. d. 1970.
Hart-Davis, Deirdre Phyllis (1909–1998). RH-D's sister. Successively Mrs Balfour, Wolfers, Bland and Inman. (Indexed under 'Bland' in RH-D's index.).
Hart-Davis, (Richard) Duff (1936–). Author and journalist; elder son of Rupert Hart-Davis.
Hart-Davis, Richard Vaughan (1878–1964). m. 1904, Sybil Mary Cooper. Father (officially) of RH-D.
Hart-Davis, Sybil Mary, née Cooper (1887–1927). Sister of Duff Cooper; wife of Richard Hart-Davis; mother of RH-D.
Hartley, Leslie Poles (1895–1972). English author. Best known for his 1950 novel, The Go-between.
Hartley, (Mary) Grizel, née Buchanan (d. 1987). Wife of Percival Hubert Graham Horton-Smith Hartley (1896–1977), Eton master from 1922–56.
Harvey, Robert Neil (1928–). Cricketer. Batsman (l.h.) for New South Wales and Victoria (1946–63) and Australia (1948–63). Captained the Australians in the Lord's Test in 1961 when Benaud was unfit.
Hastings, Sir Patrick Gardiner (1880–1952). Lawyer, known for his bullying manner in cross-examination. First Labour Attorney General (1924).
Hay, Sir (Alan) Philip (1918–1986). Private Secretary to Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, 1948–1968.
Hay, Ian: pen name of John Hay Beith (1876–1952). Novelist and playwright. Director of Public Relations at the War Office (1938–1941).
Hay, John Albert (1919–1998). Conservative politician. MP for Henley, South Oxfordshire 1950–74. Junior Minister for Transport under Ernest Marples.
Haydn, Joseph Franz (1732–1809) Austrian composer. Often called the Father of the Symphony, of which he wrote more than 100.
Haynes, Edmund Sidney Pollock (1877–1949). Lawyer and writer. Leading figure, with A P Herbert, in the reform of the British divorce laws in 1937. Published A Lawyer's Notebook in 1932 with two sequels in 1933 and 1934.
Hayter, Sir William Goodenough (1906–1995). Diplomat. Ambassador to USSR, 1953–1957; Deputy Under-Secretary of State, Foreign Office, 1957–1958. Warden of New College, Oxford, 1958–1976.
Hayward, John Davy (1905–1965). Editor, critic, anthologist and bibliophile. A friend of, and specialist in the work of, T S Eliot, and also expert in a wide range of other writers including Donne and Swift.
Hazlitt, William (1778–1830). Essayist.
Headlam, Geoffrey Wycliffe ('Tuppy') (d. 1948 aged 68). Eton master, 1905–1935, mainly teaching history. Returned from retirement to teach during World War II. Younger brother of Maurice and Cuthbert Headlam. The Times (4 June 1977) said of him, 'He had the reputation, not wholly undeserved, of being the laziest master on the staff. He alone taught his division in a room in his own house, which meant that there was no need for him to go out of doors in inclement weather. He would appear from the private side of the house, probably rather late, a small, bright-eyed, dapper figure.'
Headlam, Sir Cuthbert Morley (1876–1964). Conservative politician, holding junior ministerial posts at the Admiralty, 1926–1929; Ministry of Pensions, 1931–1932; and Ministry of Transport, 1932–1934. Publications, The History of the Guards Division; Knight Reluctant, 1934; House of Lords or Senate? (with Duff Cooper), 1932; Editor of The Army Quarterly, 1920–1942. Brother of Maurice and G W Headlam.
Headlam, Maurice Francis (1873–1956). Civil servant from 1897–1942, serving in the Board of Trade, H M Treasury, the National Debt Office (Comptroller General. and the Pacific Cable Board (acting Chairman). Elder brother of G W and Cuthbert Headlam.
Headlam, Walter George (1866–1908). Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Poet and classicist.
Helbert, Lionel H (c. 1870–1919). Founder (1897) and headmaster of West Downs preparatory school, Winchester. Previously a clerk in the House of Commons.
Helen of Troy. In Greek mythology, daughter of Zeus and Leda, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta and sister of Castor, Polydeuces and Clytemnestra. Her abduction by Paris provoked the Trojan War.
Henn, Thomas Rice (1901–1974). Fellow of St Catherine's College, Cambridge. 1926–1969. Publications include Longinus and English Criticism, 1934; Practical Fly-tying, 1950; The Apple and the Spectroscope, 1951; The Harvest of Tragedy, 1956; Prose for Science, 1960; Passages for Divine Reading, 1963; Synge's Plays and Poems, 1963; Rudyard Kipling, 1967.
Henriques, Robert David Quixano (1905–1967). Royal Artillery 1926–1933, serving in Egypt and Sudan. 1939–1945 in Royal Artillery, Commandos, and Combined Operations Headquarters. Publications include No Arms No Armour, 1939; Through the Valley, 1950; The Cotswolds, 1950; 100 Hours to Suez, 1957.
Henry VII (1457–1509), King of England (1485– 1509); born Henry Tudor.
Henry VIII (1491–1547). King of England, 1509–1547.
Henry, O: pen name of the American author, William Sydney Porter (1862–1910). Prolific writer of short stories.
Henson, Herbert Hensley (1863–1947). Anglican priest. Dean of Durham, 1912–1917; Bishop of Hereford, 1917–1920; Bishop of Durham, 1920–1939. Known for his sharp wit. When Cosmo Lang complained that his new portrait by Orpen made him look 'proud, prelatical, and pompous'. Henson is said to have asked, 'And may I ask Your Grace to which of these epithets Your Grace takes exception?'.
Hepburn, Katharine Houghton (1907–2003). American actress, better known as a film star than a stage actress. The stage appearance that elicited Dorothy Parker's unkind remark was The Lake, a British play staged on Broadway in 1933.
Herbert, Sir Alan Patrick (1890–1971). Author and Member of Parliament. Regular contributor to Punch. Operetta librettist (Tantivy Towers, 1931; Derby Day, 1932). His 'Misleading Cases' of comic tilts at the judicial process were the lighter aspect of his campaign for reform in the law, e. g. on divorce. From a publisher's point of view his main achievement was to secure the exemption of books from purchase tax.
Herbert, Auberon Mark Yvo Henry Molyneux (1922–1974). 'Catholic champion of oppressed peoples', according to his Who's Who entry. Rejected for service in British, Free French and Dutch forces he became the only British-born officer of the Polish Army.
Herbert, George (1593–1633). Anglican priest, poet and hymn writer. His hymns include 'The King of Love my Shepherd is', but not (see GWL, 15 February 1956) 'When all Thy mercies, O my God, my rising soul surveys.'
Herford, Charles Harold (1853–1931). Literary scholar and critic, chiefly noted for his biography and edition of the works of Ben Jonson in 11 volumes. His works on Shakespeare were Shakespeare's Masters and As You Like It (1890); The Eversley Shakespeare, in ten volumes (1899) (editor); The Normality of Shakespeare Illustrated in his Treatment of Love and Marriage (1920).
Herrick, Robert (1591–1674). Anglican priest and poet. His elegant poems in praise of young beauties are not typical C of E material.
Herzogenberg, Elisabeth von ('Lisl') née Brewster. Lover of Ethel Smyth and sister of Henry Brewster, Ethel Smyth's only known male lover.
Hesketh, Phoebe, née Rayner (1909–2005). Poet. First known for her nature poetry in a tradition of down-to-earth accuracy and sensitive attention to detail. Later she wrote on darker themes, including her son's death.
Heydrich, Reinhard Tristan Eugen (1904–1942). Leading German Nazi. Prominent proponent of extermination of 'undesirables' such as Jews, homosexuals and dissidents. Fatally wounded by an assassin in Prague, where he was Nazi governor.
Heygate, Arthur Conolly Gage (1862–1935). Eton master, 1887–1918.
Heygate, Elizabeth, daughter of A C G Heygate. Author of A Girl at Eton, published by RH-D Ltd in 1965.
Heygate, Frances Heygate, née Harvey. Wife of A C G Heygate.
Heygate, Sir John Edward Nourse (1903–1976). Writer. Son of A C G Heygate.
Heywood, Thomas (c. 1570–1641). Playwright, actor and author who straddled the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean theatre.
Hicks, Sir Seymour (1871–1949). Actor, theatre manager and producer. Built the two London theatres the Aldwych and the Hicks (now called the Gielgud).
Hilbery, Sir George Malcolm (1883–1965). Judge of the Queen's Bench division, 1935–1962.
Hill, Barrington Julian Warren (1915–1985). Cricketer, and Eton master, retired 1975. Author of many books including: Eton Medley, 1948; A History of Eton College, 1953; Windsor and Eton, 1957; The History and Treasures of Windsor Castle, 1969; Background to Spain, 1969; The History of I Zingari, 1982 (with R L Arrowsmith).
Hill, Clement (Clem) (1877–1945). Cricketer, l. h. bat. Played for Australia 1896–1912. Rated as one of the finest players of his time.
Hill, Edward James (1899–1969). Baron Hill of Wivenhoe. Trade union leader. General Secretary of the United Society of Boilermakers 1948–1963. President of the Amalgamated Society of Boilermakers, Shipwrights, Blacksmiths and Structural Workers 1963–1965.
Hill, Matthew Davenport ('Piggy') (1872–1958). Eton master, 1896–1927, specialising in science. Published reminiscences, Eton and Elsewhere in 1928. His pupil Julian Huxley recalled him as 'a genius as a teacher'.
Hill, Maurice Neville (1919–1966). Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, 1949, Reader in Marine Geophysics, Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, Cambridge University, 1965–66.
Hills, John David (d. 1975 aged 80). Eton master 1921–39. Senior history master from 1935. Headmaster of Bradfield 1939–55.
Himmler, Heinrich (1900–1945). Leading German Nazi. Commander of the SS. Leading instigator of extermination of 'undesirables' such as Jews, homosexuals and dissidents. Committed suicide after capture by the British army.
Hindemith, Paul (1895–1963). German composer and violist. Not primarily known as a melodist, but his work remain broadly within the diatonic tradition.
Hindenburg, Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Beneckendorff und von (1847–1934). Prussian soldier and politician. German supreme commander in World War I. President of Germany, 1925–1934.
Hinton, James (1822–1875). Surgeon and author. Suspected by some of being the Victorian serial killer, 'Jack the Ripper'.
Hirst, George Herbert (1871–1954). Cricketer, Yorkshire (1889–1921) and England (1897–1909). The only man to complete the 'double double' of 2000 runs and 200 wickets in a season. Later (1921–39) cricket coach at Eton.
Hitler, Adolf (1889–1945). Austrian politician of the extreme right. Responsible for Nazism and countless crimes against humanity. Dictator ('Führer') of Germany 1934–45. Committed suicide when defeated in World War II.
Hobbes, Thomas (1599–1679). Philosopher. In his Leviathan he characterises human existence in time of war as '…continuall feare, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short.'
Hobbs, Sir John Berry ('Jack') (1882–1963). Cricketer, opening batsman for Surrey and England. The only English cricketer and the only opening batsman to be selected as one of the five 'Wisden Cricketers of the Twentieth Century' in 2000.
Hoey, Iris (1885–1979). Actress. Her career extended over fifty years and her roles ranged from Shakespeare to musical comedy, and from restoration comedy to farce.
Hoffman, Calvin (d. 1987). American critic. Author of The Man Who Murdered Shakespeare (1955). Proponent of a theory, generally discounted, that Christopher Marlowe wrote the works of Shakespeare.
Hogben, Lancelot (1895–1975). Cambridge scholar, biologist, linguist, essayist and author.
Hoggart, (Herbert) Richard (1918–2014) Lecturer and author. Professor of English, Birmingham University (1962–1973); Assistant Director-General of UNESCO (1971–1975); Warden of Goldsmiths College, University of London (1976–1984); Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (1962–1988). Hoggart's book The Uses of Literacy (1957) remains influential fifty years later.
Holbein, Hans the younger (1497/98–1543). Artist, born in Augsburg, Southern Germany. Court painter to Henry VIII of England c. 1631–1643.
Holford, William Graham (1907–1975). Baron Holford. South African born architect and town planner. His most notorious work, Paternoster Square, near St Paul's Cathedral, was replaced in the 1990s.
Holland, Henry Scott (1847–1918). Anglican priest and academic. Precentor, St Paul's Cathedral, 1886–1910. Regius Professor of Divinity, Oxford, and Canon of Christ Church, 1910–18.
Holland, Vyvyan Beresford (1886–1967). Son of Oscar Wilde and Constance, née Lloyd. Barrister and writer. Publications include The Mediaeval Courts of Love, 1927; On Bores, 1935; Son of Oscar Wilde, 1954; Hand-coloured Fashion Plates, 1955; Oscar Wilde: a Pictorial Biography, 1960; Goya: a Pictorial Biography, 1961.
Hollis, (Maurice) Christopher (1902–1977). Author, teacher and Conservative politician. Publications include, A Study of George Orwell, 1956; Eton, 1960; The Homicide Act, 1964; The Papacy, 1964; The Oxford Union, 1965; Newman and the Modern World, 1968; A History of the Jesuits, 1968; The Mind of Chesterton, 1969.
Holmes, Errol Reginald Thorol (1905–1960). Cricketer. Captain of Surrey 1934–1938 and 1947–1948. Succeeded Percy Fender and Douglas Jardine as captain.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr (1841–1935). American lawyer. Member of the US Supreme Court, 1902 to 1932.
Home, Sir Alexander ('Alec') Frederick Douglas– (1903–1995). Earl of Home (disclaimed title 1963) and Baron Home of the Hirsel (life peerage, 1974). Conservative politician. Prime Minister, 1963–64. Married, 1936, Elizabeth Hester Alington (c. 1909–1990), second daughter of C A Alington.
Hone, Joseph Maunsell (1882–1959). Irish writer. His biography of George Moore was published in 1936.
Hood, Alexander Lambert (1914–1999) 7th Viscount Hood. Married Diana Maud Lyttelton, daughter of GWL in 1957. Businessman: Director, J Henry Schroder Wagg & Co, 1957–75; George Wimpey, 1957–90.
Hood, Diana Maud, née Lyttelton. One of GWL's four daughters. Married Alexander Lambert Hood, 1957.
Hope, Anthony: pen name of Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins (1863–1933). His best known work was The Prisoner of Zenda.
Hope, John Adrian Louis (1912–1996). 1st Baron Glendevon. Second husband (1948) of Liza Maugham.
Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844–1889). Roman Catholic priest and poet.
Horder, Thomas Jeeves (1871–1955). First Baron Horder. Physician.
Hordern, Sir Michael Murray (1911–1995). Actor. Appeared with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre, and worked extensively in films and broadcasting.
Hornby, James John (1826–1909). Anglican priest. Head Master of Eton, 1868–1884, Provost 1884–1909.
Horrocks, Sir Brian Gwynne (1895–1985). Soldier. Commander of XXX Corps in Operation Market Garden and other operations during World War II. Later in life he gained wider fame as a television war historian and as Black Rod in the House of Lords.
Hotson, (John) Leslie (1897–1992). American scholar. Publications include, The Death of Christopher Marlowe, 1925; Shelley's Lost Letters to Harriet, 1930; Shakespeare versus Shallow, 1931; Shakespeare's Sonnets Dated, 1949; The First Night of Twelfth Night, 1954; Shakespeare's Wooden O, 1959; Shakespeare by Hilliard, 1977.
Hough, Graham Goulder (1908–1990). Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge (Tutor, 1955–60); Praelector and Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge, 1964–75, then Emeritus Fellow; Professor of English, 1966–75. Publications include, The Last Romantics, 1949; The Romantic Poets, 1953; A Preface to the Faerie Queene, 1962; The Mystery Religion of W B Yeats, 1984.
House, (Arthur) Humphry (1908–1955). Literary scholar. Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford. Publications include, Notebooks and Papers of Gerard Manley Hopkins (ed), 1937; The Dickens World, 1941; Three essays in Ideas and Beliefs of the Victorians, 1948; Introduction to Oliver Twist, 1949; Coleridge (Clark Lectures), 1953. The article about him in the DNB was written by RH-D.
House, Madeline, née Church (1903–1974). Literary scholar. Married Humphry House), 1933, and was his collaborator and successor in editing the letters of Charles Dickens, which, co-edited with Graham Storey and Professor Kathleen Tillotson, appeared in 1965 published by the Clarendon Press.
Housman, Alfred Edward (1859–1936). Poet and scholar. Professor of Latin, University College, London, 1892–1911. Cambridge, 1911–1936: Fellow of Trinity College and Professor of Latin.
Housman, Laurence (1865–1959). Writer, illustrator and socialist campaigner. Brother of A E Housman.
Howard, Brian Christian de Claiborne (1905–1958). Poet and latterly journalist, writing for The New Statesman.
Howard, Sir Michael Eliot (1922–2019). Military historian, formerly Professor of the History of War and of Modern History at Oxford, and Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale.
Huddleston, Trevor (1913–1998). Anglican priest, Archbishop of Mauritius and the Indian Ocean 1978–1983. Famous opponent of apartheid in South Africa; Nelson Mandela said of him, 'No white man has done more for South Africa.'
Hugh Smith, John (1881–1964). Banker and member of the committee of the National Art Collections Fund.
Hughes, Thomas (1822–1896). Lawyer and author, best known for his novel Tom Brown's School Days (1857), a semi-autobiographical tale set at Rugby School, where he had been a pupil. GWL refers to the lesser-known sequel, Tom Brown at Oxford (1861).
Hugo, Victor-Marie (1802–1885). French poet, playwright, novelist and essayist. Leading exponent of the Romantic movement in France.
Hulme, Thomas Ernest Hulme (1883–1917). Author and critic. An early influence on Ezra Pound and T S Eliot.
Hulton, Sir Edward George Warris (1906–1988). Newspaper publisher. His best known title was Picture Post, which pioneered photo-journalism. Married 1st, 1927, Kira (divorced 1932), daughter of General Goudime-Levkovitsch, Imperial Russian Army; Married 2nd, 1941, Princess Nika Yourievitch (divorced 1966), 2nd daughter of Prince Serge Yourievitch, Russian sculptor, and Helene de Lipovatz, daughter of General de Lipovatz.
Humby-Beecham, Margaret Betty (1908–1958). Pianist. Second wife of Sir Thomas Beecham.
Hume, David (1711–1776). Scottish philosopher, economist and historian. His History of England was the standard work on English history for sixty or seventy years until Macaulay's, but Hume is now best known as a philosopher.
Humphreys, Sir (Richard Somers) Travers Christmas (1857–1956). Judge of the King's Bench, 1928–1951. Earlier, as a barrister, appeared for the prosecution in the cases of Dr Crippen, Brides-in-the-bath Smith and Sir Roger Casement.
Huntingdon, Francis John Clarence Westenra Plantagenet Hastings (1901–1990) 16th Earl of. Married, 1944, Margaret Lane, novelist, biographer and journalist.
Hurnard, James. Victorian quaker, brewer and convinced poet. Married at 60. Published The Setting Sun, his autobiography in 10,000 lines of verse, in 1870. G Rostrevor Hamilton's edition was published by the Cambridge University Press in 1946.
Hurst, George (1926–2012). Chief conductor of the BBC Northern Orchestra (now the BBC Philharmonic) from 1958 to 1968.
Hutchinson, Mary, née Barnes (1889–1977). Writer and patron of the arts.
Hutchinson, Ray Coryton (1907–1975). Novelist. Hutchinson's books included: Thou Hast A Devil (1930); The Answering Glory (1932); The Unforgotten Prisoner (1933); One Light Burning (1935); Shining Scabbard (1936); Testament (1938); The Fire and the Wood (1940); Interim (1945); Elephant and Castle (1949); Recollection of a Journey (1952); The Stepmother (1955); March the Ninth (1957); Image of my Father (1961); A Child Possessed (1964 Johanna at Daybreak (1969); and Origins of Cathleen (1971). In 1979 RH-D edited Two Men of Letters, correspondence between Hutchinson and the poet Martyn Skinner from 1957 to 1974. RH-D wrote of him, 'Genius is impossible to define, and the word has become tarnished by exposure, but I believe R C Hutchinson had it'.
Hutton, Sir Leonard (1916–1990). Cricketer, r. h. bat, Yorkshire (1934–1955) and England (1937–1955). First professional player to captain England. Knighted 1956.
Huxley, Aldous Leonard (1894–1963). Novelist and poet. Publications include, The Burning Wheel, 1916; Antic Hay, 1923; Point Counter Point, 1928; Brave New World, 1932; Eyeless in Gaza, 1936; The Olive Tree and Other Essays, 1936; Science, Liberty and Peace, 1947; The Devils of London, 1952; The Doors of Perception, 1954. Brother of Julian Huxley.
Huxley, Sir Julian Sorell (1887–1975). Evolutionary biologist, author, humanist and internationalist, known for his popularisation of science in books and lectures. First director of UNESCO. Founding member of the World Wildlife Fund. Brother of Aldous Huxley.
Huysmans, Charles-Marie-Georges (1848–1907). French novelist who published his works as Joris-Karl Huysmans; best known for the novel À rebours.
Hyson, Dorothy (1914–1996). American film and stage actress, born Dorothy Wardell. Daughter of the actress Dorothy Dickson and matinée idol Carl Hyson (né Heisen). Married, 1947, Anthony Quayle (1913–1989).