The X Men Secretary : A Dual Synthesis Of Real Historical Figures John Tyndall And Thomas Hirst

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My character, the X-Men Secretary, was a dual synthesis of real historical figures John Tyndall and Thomas Hirst. My character rose up from rather humble beginnings; he was raised a Catholic on a farm in Ireland, the sixth of eight surviving children, and attended public school (Driscoll, et al.). The Secretary tirelessly educated himself in the sciences during his time as a surveyor and mining engineer. When he finally decided to obtain a formal education, the English-Anglican doors of Cambridge and Oxford were closed to him because, though he had not practiced religion since his youth, he was an Irish Catholic on paper. As a result, he moved to Germany to complete a doctorate in physics in just under two years.
The Secretary caught the attention of Sir Edward Sabine as a result of his research on magnetism - fictional work modeled after John Tyndall’s - and was recognized and helped to secure a position in the Royal Society. This session was my character’s “final year of a three year term as member of the Royal Society Council” with the position of secretary (Driscoll, et al.). This position gave my character “considerable power” as I worked with the A-Men Secretary and General Sabine to map out agendas for every game session, an ability which both the General and myself used to our advantage a number of times (Driscoll, et al.). We would set the agenda and ask if the others had any qualms with it, and several times we shifted speeches into more favorable time slots based

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