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Brooke, Fulke Greville, 1st Baron(Encyclopedia)Brooke, Fulke Greville, 1st Baron foolk grv´l [key], 1554–1628, English author and statesman. A favorite of Queen Elizabeth I, he held many official positions during his lifetime. His Life of...
Greville, Charles Cavendish Fulke(Encyclopedia)Greville, Charles Cavendish Fulke grv´l [key], 1794–1865, English diarist. As clerk of the Council in Ordinary (1821–59), he was closely associated with Wellington, Palmerston, and other poli...
Brooke, Alan Francis(Encyclopedia)Brooke, Alan Francis: see Alanbrooke, Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount.
Alanbrooke, Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount(Encyclopedia)Alanbrooke, Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount l´nbrook [key], 1883–1963, British general. He entered the field artillery in 1902 and served with distinction during World War I. In the 1930s...
Brooke, Henry(Encyclopedia)Brooke, Henry, c.1703–1783, Irish author. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he studied law in London before returning to Ireland permanently. In 1735 he published his long philosophical poem, Uni...
Brooke, Rupert(Encyclopedia)Brooke, Rupert, 1887–1915, English poet. At the outbreak of World War I he joined the Royal Naval Division, served at Antwerp, and was in the Dardanelles expedition when he died of blood poisoning a...
Saye and Sele, William Fiennes, 1st Viscount(Encyclopedia)Saye and Sele, William Fiennes, 1st Viscount fnz, s´nsl [key], 1582–1662, English politician and promoter of colonization in America. He was a Puritan in religious sympathy and a leader in ...
Brooke, Sir James(Encyclopedia)Brooke, Sir James, 1803–68, rajah of Sarawak on Borneo, b. India, of English parents. After active service in Burma (1825–26), he retired (1830) from the army of the East India Company. He sailed ...
Brookeborough, Basil Stanlake Brooke, 1st Viscount(Encyclopedia)Brookeborough, Basil Stanlake Brooke, 1st Viscount brook´br [key], 1888–1973, Northern Irish politician. After serving in the cavalry in World War I he was elected to the Senate of the first ...
Shrewsbury(Encyclopedia)Shrewsbury shrooz´br [key], city (1991 pop. 57,731), adminstrative center of Shropshie, W England, on the Severn River. Shrewsbury is a road and rail junction with varied manufactures. It was ...
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