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Æthelbert

Æthelbert  

(d. 616),king of Kent (560–616), was the king who welcomed the Christian missionaries led by St Augustine to England in 597. He exercised overlordship over all the English peoples south of the ...
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 ...
Gerald of Wales

Gerald of Wales  

(1146–1223).Gerald was born at Manorbier in Pembrokeshire with a Norman father and a Welsh mother—consequently, he reflected, he was not accepted by either side. After education at Gloucester and ...
Historians

Historians  

On 23 March 1925, roughly thirty years after W. E. B. Du Bois became the first African American historian to receive a PhD, at the age of sixty-six, feminist pioneer ...
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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
998 words

in their different forms—personal and private, official, or printed and public—constitute a potent resource for the historian and biographer. The

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