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  • Castle, were called Osbert le Porter and Stephen Esueillechien, or

    One Snowy Night Long ago at Oxford

  • It was 15 years later that Richard himself joined the staff, having spent his time after Gresham's school, Norfolk, and Christ's College, Cambridge, working for the League of Nations Union, the Spectator, the British Council, and finally the news department of the Foreign Office, where his colleagues included Osbert Lancaster and Guy Burgess.

    Richard Scott obituary

  • Osbert Sitwell's glinting, biblical text is taken from the Book of Daniel and Psalm 137 "By the Waters of Babylon".

    Belshazzar's Feast; Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas project – review

  • She already knew the aristocratic siblings, Osbert, Sacheverell and Edith Sitwell (as well as their protégé, the impecunious composer William Walton).

    Ada Leverson.

  • Savile Lumley's brothers Lyulph (1867- ) and Osbert (1877- ) both went into journalism, the former as the editor of a court journal.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • In the late 1880s, Osbert abandoned naturalistic painting in favour of a Pointillist technique like that employed by Seurat and Signac

    Vision

  • Memories of his martyrdom and teaching survived: it is possible they inspired Simon FitzMary to follow the example of a man whose career and convictions in so many ways resembled his own; and they may have been a link between him and the Osbert of the document.9

    Bedlam

  • According to this record, one Osbert, rector of St Mary Bothaw, near St Pauls Churchyard, donated land to Bermondsey Abbey, an act witnessed by Simon with his signature in 1248.

    Bedlam

  • Sassoon, at ease with his homosexuality, boasted an extensive and sympathetic circle of gay friends, including Osbert Sitwell and K.

    Bedlam

  • Osbert was descended from an aristocratic family noted for good works: an ancestor, William FitzOsbert, notorious for sporting a long beard in defiance of Norman convention, died as a martyr in 1196, for a cause that we would now term civil rights.

    Bedlam

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