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Do not confuse him with his grandfather, Sir Philip Magnus, 1st Baronet (1842-1933).

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Sir Philip Montefiore Magnus-Allcroft, 2nd Baronet, was the son of Laurie Magnus and Dora Spielmann, and the grandson of Conservative politician and MP Sir Philip Magnus and Lady Katie Magnus. His maternal grandparents were Sir Isidore Spielmann and Emily Sebag-Montefiore. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baronet Magnus on the death of both his father and his grandfather in 1933. During World War II, he was an officer in the Royal Artillery and Army Intelligence Corps, rising to the rank of major. In 1943, he married Jewell Allcroft, and in 1951 added the name of Allcroft to his own by deed poll. He was the biographer of Sir Walter Raleigh, King Edward VII, William Gladstone, Edmund Burke, and other historical figures. In later years, he served as a Justice of the Peace as well as a number of other civic and volunteer positions, including Shropshire county councillor, chairman of the Governors of Attingham College, and trustee of the National Portrait Gallery.
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