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Guinness, Sir Alec(Encyclopedia)Guinness, Sir Alec gn´s [key], 1914–2000, English actor, b. London. After his stage debut in 1934, Guinness performed with John Gielgud's company and at the Old Vic. An actor of enormous versat...
Douglas-Home, Sir Alec(Encyclopedia)Douglas-Home, Sir Alec: Douglas-Home, Alexander Frederick, Baron Home of the Hirsel.
Waugh, Alec(Encyclopedia)Waugh, Alec: see under Waugh, Evelyn.
Mosley, Sir Oswald Ernald(Encyclopedia)Mosley, Sir Oswald Ernald mz´l [key], 1896–1980, British fascist leader. He entered (1918) Parliament as a Conservative, became (1922) an independent, and then joined (1924) the Labour party. H...
Hailsham of Saint Marylebone, Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron(Encyclopedia)Hailsham of Saint Marylebone, Quintin McGarel Hogg, Baron mgâr´l, hl´shm v snt mâr´bn [key], 1907–2001, British politician, b. London. A lawyer, he served (1938–50) as a Con...
Prime Ministers of Great Britain(Encyclopedia)Prime Ministers of Great BritainPrime MinisterParty1Dates in OfficeNote 1: The modern party system did not evolve until the end of the 18th cent. ...
Douglas-Home, Alexander Frederick, Baron Home of the Hirsel(Encyclopedia)Douglas-Home, Alexander Frederick, Baron Home of the Hirsel dg´ls-hyoom [key], 1903–95, British politician. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he was elected to the House of Commons in 1931 as a Co...
Macdonald, George(Encyclopedia)Macdonald, George, 1824–1905, Scottish author. Ordained a Congregational minister, he eventually abandoned his vocation to become a writer and freelance preacher. His first published works were seve...
Lancelot, Sir(Encyclopedia)Lancelot, Sir: see Launcelot, Sir.
Launcelot, Sir(Encyclopedia)Launcelot, Sir ln´slt, ln´–, lôn´– [key], in Arthurian legend, bravest and most celebrated knight at the court of King Arthur. He was kidnapped as an infant by the mysterious Lady of...
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