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Act of Union

Act of Union  

1801.United the parliaments of Great Britain and Ireland, abolished the Irish Parliament in Dublin, and ended Irish legislative independence granted in 1782. The Act originated from Britain's ...
Agnes of Bohemia

Agnes of Bohemia  

Foundress and first abbess of the Franciscan (poor Clare) nuns (d. c.1282). A descendant of Duke Wenceslaus, daughter of Ottokar I king of Bohemia and his Hungarian royal wife, Agnes from early ...
Alexis, Legend of Saint

Alexis, Legend of Saint  

The starting-point for the legend of St Alexis was probably the existence at Edessa, around the 5th c., of an ascetic famous for his extreme poverty and humility. Starting from ...
Amalfi

Amalfi  

A small Italian city in Campania, clinging to the rocky slopes of its peninsula dominating the bay of Salerno, Amalfi is mentioned as a bishopric in a letter of Pope ...
Antonines

Antonines  

The Hospitaller Order of St Anthony in Viennois (Isère) arose in c.1095. At this time there appeared in Europe a sickness called ignis sacer by reason of the burning pains ...
architecture, Ecclesiastical

architecture, Ecclesiastical  

Ecclesiastical architecture responds, from a purely practical point of view, primarily to the requirements of worship and secondarily to the needs of those who dedicate themselves to the religious ...
asylums

asylums  

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For the insane had medieval origins in Britain, with London's Bethlem Hospital (Bedlam) the most famous. Its shortened name passed into the language as befitted a frame of mind in which madness was ...
Autun

Autun  

Founded by Augustus (hence Augustodunum), this fortified centre of Burgundian trade, church history, and rhetoric still has Roman remains. Its outstanding architectural monument is the 12th-century ...
Bergen

Bergen  

Norwegian town. Bergen probably became a bishop’s seat and a legally confirmed urban community in the reign of King Olaf III Haraldsson (1067–93). The town grew into the all-important export ...
birth

birth  

Syn: parturition. Delivery of an infant capable of independent existence, an event that occurs naturally when the cervix is fully dilated, at which stage the uterine, abdominal, and pelvic muscles ...
Cambrai

Cambrai  

A politically valuable frontier town, Cambrai was near the French, Flemish, and German borders, with bishops dominant from the 10th century. Cambrai was a centre of cloth production in the ...
casualty

casualty  

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N.any person who is lost to the organization by having been declared “dead,” “missing,” “ill,” “injured,” or “duty status-whereabouts unknown.”
chapel

chapel  

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A place for worship, in a church, in honour of particular saints. Chapels are sometimes erected as separate buildings.
chaplain

chaplain  

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ˈchæplǝnn. a member of the clergy attached to a private chapel, institution, ship, branch of the armed forces, etc.chaplaincy ˈchæplǝnsē n.ˈchæplǝnn. a member of the clergy ...
charity

charity  

N.A body (corporate or not) established for one of the charitable purposes pecified by statute (see charitable trust). A charity is subject to the control of the High Court in the exercise of its ...
cities

cities  

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A large, densely populated urban settlement, larger than a town, which can include two or more independent administrative districts within it and usually has suburbs.
Daniel Hale Williams

Daniel Hale Williams  

(1856–1931), surgeon and educator, pioneer in both surgical technique and race relations.Born in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, Williams possessed a mixed racial ancestry, with Caucasian, Native ...
disease

disease  

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Any illness or abnormal condition of the body with a specific cause (which may or may not be known), excluding physical trauma, that has recognizable signs and symptoms.
Dole

Dole  

Situated in the county of Burgundy, Dole does not appear in history until the late 11th c., in the form of a comital castle controlling a crossing of the Doubs ...
Euageis Oikoi

Euageis Oikoi  

(εὑαγει̑ς οἰ̑κοι), a category of pious institutions, also called theioi or divine. Probably in the 6th C., the previous philanthropic organizations (see Philanthropy) created by Christians to assist ...

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