Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden 1714–1794 a lawyer, judge and Whig politician. He was a close friend and supporter of Pitt the Elder and known for his advocacy of civil liberties as a judge and lawyer. He served under five Prime Ministers including Rockingham's second ministry as Lord President of the Council. When Rockingham died, he resigned but was reinstated by Pitt the younger. He served until his death in 1794.
Polish Jews are forced to hold heavy logs while squatting. This is a classic form of torture and torment the world over. Not terribly taxing at first, holding the object becomes more and more difficult with every passing minute. After only a short while, the arm muscles begin to ache and shake. Finally, the muscles simply give out. Not a big deal when it's a contest between friends. A much bigger deal when you continue to live only as long as you can keep the object raised.
Some passengers of the MS St. Louis, known to some as the voyage of the damned, a ship which carried 937 Germans (930 of them Jewish) seeking asylum from Nazi persecution in 1939. The ship was turned away from Cuba, the United States, Canada, Britain before returning to Antwerp, Belgium, where the ship had disembarked from.
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, 1742 - 1811. Statesman. He wielded enormous power in his native Scotland and within the Tory party. He rose quickly up the ranks with help from friends like William Pitt but he had many detractors. His was a failed Minister of War and an advocate for the continuation of the slave trade. He was also eventually impeached, accused of misappropriating funds when he was 1st Lord of the Admiralty,in 1806. He was acquitted of all charges and retired from…