Famous People from the Isle of Ely

Clarkson, Thomas (1760-1846)

British philanthropist.

Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658) English soldier and statesman, born in Huntingdon.
Etheldreda or Æthelthryth, St.(630-679) Anglo-Saxon nun, the founder of a monastery at Ely
 Hartley, Leslie Poles (L P) (1895-1972) Writer, born near Peterborough.
Hereward of the Fens (The Wake) (11th century) Leader (1070-71) of a revolt against William the Conqueror.
Hill, Octavia (1838-1912) Housing reformer.
Mandeville, Geoffrey de (d. 1144) 1st Earl of Essex. English baron.

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