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Magna Carta

(Encyclopedia)Magna Carta or Magna Charta [Lat., = great charter], the most famous document of British constitutional history, issued by King John at Runnymede under compulsion from the barons and the church in...

Hermopolis Magna

(Encyclopedia)Hermopolis Magna hərmŏpˈəlĭs măgˈnə [key], ancient city, central Egypt, on the Nile and near the modern Ashmunein. It was the chief seat for the worship of Thoth. At the modern Tunneh el Gebel...

Magna Graecia

(Encyclopedia)Magna Graecia măgˈnə grēˈshə [key] [Lat.,=great Greece], Greek colonies of S Italy. The Greek overseas expansion of the 8th cent. b.c. founded a number of towns that became the centers of a new,...

aids, in feudalism

(Encyclopedia)aids, in feudalism, type of feudal due paid by a vassal to his suzerain (overlord). Aids varied with time and place, although in English-speaking countries aids were traditionally due on the knighting...

Bohun, Henry de, 1st earl of Hereford

(Encyclopedia)Bohun, Henry de, 1st earl of Hereford bo͞on, hĕˈrəfərd [key], 1176–1220, English nobleman. Although King John granted him the marcher lordship of Hereford in 1199, Henry was one of the barons w...

Jihlava

(Encyclopedia)Jihlava yēkhˈlävä [key], Ger. Iglau, city (1991 pop. 51,831), central Czech Republic, in Moravia, on the Jihlava River. Jihlava is a railway junction and has industries manufacturing linen and woo...

Runnymede

(Encyclopedia)Runnymede or Runnimede rŭnˈĭmēd [key], meadow, in Egham, Surrey, S England, on the south bank of the Thames River, W of London. Either on this meadow or on nearby Charter Island, King John accepte...

charter

(Encyclopedia)charter, document granting certain rights, powers, or functions. It may be issued by the sovereign body of a state to a local governing body, university, or other corporation or by the constituted aut...

Brangwyn, Sir Frank William

(Encyclopedia)Brangwyn, Sir Frank William brăngˈwĭn [key], 1867–1956, British painter, etcher, and designer, b. Belgium (to British parents). In his youth he worked in the studio of William Morris and later tr...

Bury St. Edmunds

(Encyclopedia)Bury St. Edmunds bĕrˌ sənt ĕdˈməndz [key], town, Suffolk, E central England. It is the market and processing ...

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