G. A. Henty was born in Trumpington, near Cambridge. He was a sickly child who had to spend long periods in bed. During his frequent illnesses he became an avid reader and developed a wide range of interests which he carried into adulthood. He attended Westminster School, London, and later Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge,where he was a keen sportsman. He left the university early without completing his degree to volunteer for the Army Hospital Commissariat when the Crimean War began. He was sent to the Crimea and while there he witnessed the appalling conditions under which the British soldier had to fight. His letters home were filled with vivid descriptions of what he saw. His father was impressed by his letters and sent them to The Morning Advertiser newspaper which printed them. This initial writing success was a factor in Henty's later decision to accept the offer to become a special correspondent, the early name for journalists now better known as war correspondents....
Walter Stanley Paget (* 1863; † 1935) war ein britischer Illustrator. Für sein Wirken wurde er mit der Goldmedaille der Royal Academy of Arts geehrt.
Walter Paget war der jüngste der drei Brüder (Henry Marriott, Sidney und Walter) und wie diese illustrierte er Bücher und Zeitschriften im späten 19. und anfangs des 20. Jahrhunderts. Er zeichnete gewöhnlich „Wal Paget". Er arbeitete unter anderem für The Sphere (während des Burenkrieges), Illustrated London News, The Strand Magazine.