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Seaforth, A Nelson

Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

Pseudonym of UK soldier, colonial administrator and author George Sydenham Clarke (1848-1933), who was appointed first Baron Sydenham of Combe in 1913, and whose ongoing interest in military matters inspired many articles (under his own name) on submarine warfare, the coining (as he claimed) of the term "imperial defense", and a Future-War novel, The Last Great Naval War (1891) as by A Nelson Seaforth, in which France and the UK become involved at sea. In later life, disgruntled by early relegation to his estates, he became an advocate of Eugenics and of the theory that Sir Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare's works. He was an antisemite. [JC]

George Sydenham Clarke, Baron Sydenham of Combe

born Swinderby, Lincolnshire: 4 July 1848

died London: 7 February 1933

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