Category Archives: Hampshire People

Discover more about the people of Hampshire whose deeds, words and personalities put their mark on the history of Hampshire.

Marc Brunel in Portsmouth

Marc Brunel in Portsmouth

The incredible engineers, the Brunels, father and son are in-extrinsically linked to Portsmouth through deed and birth Marc Isambard Brunel was a frenchman who fled the French Revolution and in 1793, fled to America and became chief engineer of New York City. ┬áBy 1799 he had married Sophia Kingdom and they had three children, Sophia,… Continue Reading