John Tyndall was a neo-Nazi British politician who chaired the National Front and who was the chairman of the British National Party from 1982 to 1999. According to his obituary in the Daily Telegraph, he was a descendant of the 19th century physicist John Tyndall. That ancestor was a "Social Darwinist" associate of Herbert Spencer and Thomas Huxley in the X Club. What exactly was the family relationship between the two men?

  • Wikikedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Tyndall#Private_life) says the physicist Tyndall (1820-1893) had no children. – kimchi lover May 13 '18 at 22:32
  • Many thanks for this. It seems the Daily Telegraph were using the word "ancestor" in an unusual way or were mistaken. This source says the physicist John Tyndall was the neo-Nazi's "great-great uncle", but I would still be grateful for more details. – user28404 May 13 '18 at 22:45

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