Sir Richard . born 1950, British entrepreneur. In 1969 he founded the Virgin record company, adding other interests later, including Virgin Atlantic Airways (1984), Virgin Radio (1993), and the Virgin Rail Group (1996): made the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by boat (1986) and the first of the Pacific by hot-air balloon (1991)

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  • "I—I protest," he cried, and then was silenced just as had been the case with Mr. Branson.

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton

  • She always calls 'a spade a spade, and Branson's Essence of Coffee,' etc.



  • This time it was to arrest Sam Wood for the rescue of Branson.

  • His purpose in going through the head-quarters of the "Free-state" men was undoubtedly to tempt them to the rescue of Branson.

    The Middle Period 1817-1858

    John William Burgess

  • Was Branson—Old B., as fellows spoke of him usually—was he a fellow enthusiast?

    King of Ranleigh

    F. S. (Frederick Sadlier) Brereton