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(Biography) R(ichard) H(enry). 1880–1962, British economic historian, born in India. His chief works are The Acquisitive Society (1920), Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926), and Equality (1931)
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Richard Henry, 1880–1962, English historian, born in Calcutta.
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Noun1.Tawney - English economist remembered for his studies of the development of capitalism (1880-1962)
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One was an enormous Lion with clear, intelligent eyes, a tawney mane bushy and well kept, and a body like yellow plush.
But the borough council does support them and some 20mph zones are already in existence, such as on Tawney Road, Grangetown.
Susie Tawney (23-05) of Leamington C&AC came home 27th overall and 11th over-40.
Richard Kenneth Charlton, 21, of Tawney Road, Middlesbrough, given a 12-month community order with 40 hours' unpaid work and supervision requirements and ordered to pay PS145 costs for handling stolen goods.
Carol Adams (38-15) of Centurions was first Warwickshire finisher in the women's event followed by Lucy Aphrimor (38-28) of Sphinx, Leamington's Susie Tawney (41-10), Coventry's Lucy Whittaker (41-56) and Godiva trio Jayne Mumford (42-46), Myshola Kirkham (43-56) and Kathryn Welland (44- 26).
Officers executed a drugs warrant yesterday at an address on Tawney Road in Eston, pictured right.
Locally-based Lucy Aphramore (Sale Harriers) led the women's field in 30-51, taking 33rd place overall, with Leamington C&AC's Susie Tawney (31-39) and the hosts club's Ruth Love (31-51) filling the next two places.
Dang Thanh Cong, aka Duc Tuan Nguyen, was the sole occupant of a home raided by police on Tawney Road, Eston.
Leamington, whose stalwart member Mary Hodges is in her second year as Warwickshire County president, gained both veterans titles through Andy Geen and Susie Tawney. Once again the Spa club made a good job of staging the event.
Officers swooped on a property on Tawney Road yesterday morning.
Leamington's Ros Holmes was 24th under-20 on the day and Susie Tawney finished 33rd in the senior race.
As economic historian RH Tawney argued in the 1930s, if we want a genuine and stable democracy then we must eliminate all forms of special privilege that favour some and hold down others, writes Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard.