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John Thorpe

(c. 1565–c.1655). English land-and building-surveyor, who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. He produced a book of plans (preserved in Sir John ...

Thorpe, John

Thorpe, John   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
210 words

...represented in the volume has shown that many were built before or soon after his birth, and that Thorpe was surveying existing buildings rather than designing new ones. A few of the designs do not describe any known house of the period, and so may be original, but there is no documentary evidence that Thorpe was an architect. Dictionary of National Biography ; The Dictionary of Art ; The Book of Architecture of John Thorpe in Sir John Soane's Museum , ed. John Summerson ...

Thorpe, (John) Jeremy

Thorpe, (John) Jeremy (1929–2014)   Reference library

J. A. Cannon

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
161 words

..., (John) Jeremy ( 1929–2014 ) . Liberal leader. Son of a Conservative MP, Thorpe was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford, where he was president of the Union. He began a legal career but in 1959 was elected as a Liberal for North Devon, succeeding Grimond as party leader in 1967 . A flamboyant and entertaining leader, his party slumped badly in 1970 , reduced to six seats, but recovered to fourteen at the first election of 1974 . He was forced to resign as leader in 1976 after bizarre allegations, involving homosexual relationships, the...

Labour History

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John L. Halstead

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,401 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... ( 1963 ), which is excellent in all respects. The starting point for Labour Party history is Henry Pelling, A Short History of the Labour Party ( 1961 ), now brought up to date by Alastair J. Reid (12th edn, 2005 ); but a good single‐volume history of the party is Andrew Thorpe , A History of the British Labour Party (3rd edn, 2008 ). The distinctive features of the party outside England can be explored through Deian Hopkin , Duncan Tanner , and Chris Williams (eds), The Labour Party in Wales ( 2000 ); and much about Scotland will emerge from...

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800

20a The History of the Book in Britain, c.1475–1800   Reference library

Andrew Murphy

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,077 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...), Francis Meres praised his contemporary for his work in the theatre, and commented favourably on Shakespeare’s ‘sugred sonnets’, then in circulation only among the poet’s ‘private friends’. These private texts became a public commodity a little more than a decade later when *Thorpe —with or without the poet’s consent—published Shake-speares Sonnets ( 1609 ), thus circulating the poems to a wholly new audience. For some writers, MS circulation was the dominant mode of publication for much of their work. Indeed, although Donne’s poetry was well known within...

44 The History of the Book in Australia

44 The History of the Book in Australia   Reference library

Ian Morrison

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
6,163 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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...some lingered into the 1970s , they ceased to play a significant part. Robertson’s Monthly Book Circular came to an end in 1891 , and when Walch’s Literary Intelligencer closed in 1915 the Australian book trade found itself without a local journal. In 1921 , D. W. *Thorpe started the Australian Stationery and Fancy Goods Journal , forerunner of the Australian Bookseller and Publisher . Art publishing gathered momentum during World War I with Thomas Lothian’s production in 1916 of two lavish books, The Art of Frederick McCubbin and Ida...

Landscape History: The Countryside

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H. S. A. Fox

The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,175 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...Hoskins was the pioneer work. A few scholars (and it is a few) had previously touched upon particular aspects of the subject: here we might pick out the work of F. W. Seebohm , William Page , O. G. S. Crawford , H. C. Darby , M. R. G. Conzen , Arthur Raistrick , and Harry Thorpe , all of whom were acknowledged by Hoskins. But it was Hoskins who pioneered the subject in the grand manner, as is clear from the 1988 edition of his book, with a new introduction and commentary by Christopher Taylor . It is useful, as an aid to disentangling the complexities...

David Steel

David Steel  

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(b. 1938).Politician. Son of a minister of the Church of Scotland, Steel was born in Kirkcaldy and studied law at the University of Edinburgh. In 1965, at the age of 27, he was returned to Parliament ...
Horatio Nelson

Horatio Nelson  

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First Viscount (1758–1805),British vice admiral and Sicilian duke, born at Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk, the third surviving son of the local vicar. After local schooling he joined the Royal Navy ...
Jeremy Thorpe

Jeremy Thorpe  

(b.1929).Politician. One of the more colourful politicians of his day, Thorpe was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford. Elected to Parliament in 1959 for North Devon as a Liberal, he became ...
Leicestershire

Leicestershire  

Was one of the most regularly shaped shires, with Leicester itself almost exactly in the middle, on the river Soar. The western boundary with Warwickshire ran along the line of Watling Street, the ...
Thorpe (Thorp), Thomas

Thorpe (Thorp), Thomas (1571/2–1625?)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
82 words

... (Thorp), Thomas ( 1571/2–1625? ) London bookseller and publisher . Remembered as the publisher of Shakespeare’s Sonnets in 1609 and noted for his witty dedications to patrons, Thorpe also published reliable editions of plays by Ben *Jonson and other dramatists, and theological works including John Healey ’s translation of St Augustine’s City of God in a *folio edition ( 1610 ). Nevertheless, Thorpe died in poverty, receiving an allowance from the poor fund of the *Stationers’ Company . John Hinks...

Berytus

Berytus   Reference library

Arnold Hugh Martin Jones, Henri Seyrig, Jean-François Salles, and John Francis Healey

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
210 words

...ville romaine (1952); for preliminary reports of excavations Bulletin d’archéologie et d’architecture libanaises (1996– ); K. Butcher and R. Thorpe, JRA 1997; D. Perring and others, Berytus (1997–8; thematic volume); Aram (2001; thematic); K. Butcher, Berytus (2001–2; coins); S. Jennings, Berytus (2004–5; glass). Arnold Hugh Martin Jones / Henri Seyrig / Jean-François Salles / John Francis...

Liberal Party, UK

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2021
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
659 words

...any more seats in 1959 , the party made a recovery in the 1960s. However, despite winning 18 per cent of the votes in 1964 and 16 per cent in 1966 , the ‘first-past-the-post’ electoral system meant that it gained only nine seats in 1964 , and twelve in 1966 . Under Jeremy Thorpe , the party refused Edward Heath 's offer of a coalition in 1974 , but between 1977 and 1978 , under David Steel's leadership, it supported Callaghan 's Labour government in the ‘Lib-Lab Pact’. In 1981 , the Liberals formed an Alliance with the Social Democratic Party ,...

Leicestershire

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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564 words

...reconquered by Æthelfleda on behalf of Mercia in 918 , Danish influence remained substantial. The shire was divided into wapentakes rather than hundreds, and many of the place‐names—Ingarsby, Scraptoft, and Barkby Thorpe—are of Scandinavian origin. Throughout the medieval period, Leicester remained an important town, granted a charter during John's reign. The de Montfort family in the 13th cent. took its earldom from the shire. Wyclif , the morning star of the Reformation, was vicar of Lutterworth in the later 14th cent. Parliament met at Leicester in ...

Lewis, Reginald

Lewis, Reginald (b. 7 December 1942)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
914 words

...Law School. They married in a Catholic church in Manila in 1969 and eventually had two daughters, Leslie in 1973 and Christina in 1980 . In 1970 , Lewis left Paul, Weiss to become a founding partner of one of the first black law firms on Wall Street, Wallace, Murphy, Thorpe & Lewis. The firm, whose primary client was the New York Urban Coalition, handled housing and real estate concerns. Lewis, confident of his abilities and adamant about comparable compensation, was the “rainmaker”—the partner who brought in new business and produced the lion's...

MacKillop, Mary Helen

MacKillop, Mary Helen (1842–1909)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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

...intercession; this was the authenticated miracle necessary for her beatification. A 1926 biography by George O'Neill , written to advance her cause, actually set it back, by touching too directly on the ‘problem’ of MacKillop's drinking habits; it was only after Osmond Thorpe's more circumspect life of 1957 that her cause was again taken up by the Australian hierarchy. Paul Gardiner's 1993 biography is based on the lengthy positio , which he compiled as the official proponent of her canonisation. The Josephites themselves venerate a less...

Nelson, Horatio

Nelson, Horatio (1758–1805)   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
2,165 words

...Hamilton , one of the most beautiful women of his day. He was one of the most charismatic leaders Britain has ever produced, and more than two hundred years after his death, he continues to fascinate and inspire. Early Career Nelson was born on September 29, 1758 , in Burnham Thorpe , a small village on the north coast of Norfolk . He went to sea in 1771 with his maternal uncle, Captain Maurice Suckling , who ensured that his nephew had a varied training, including service as an ordinary sailor in a merchant ship and as a junior member of an expedition...

Canberra

Canberra   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Australian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,201 words

...was filled in 1964 . On its south shore, the monumental architecture of the National Library ( 1968 ), National Gallery ( 1982 ), and High Court ( 1980 ) adorned a ceremonial precinct completed when the ‘new and permanent’ Parliament House designed by Mitchell, Giurgola , and Thorpe crowned Capital Hill in 1988 . Canberra became the most affluent, best-planned and best-educated city in Australia. ‘There are no beggars, no street singers, no hoboes or spivs, no soup kitchens … no slums’, Kenneth Slessor observed in 1966 . It was also the least...

Golf

Golf   Reference library

Encyclopedia of African American History 1896 to the Present

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,674 words
Illustration(s):
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...wholesale peddler from Florida for whom golf became a hobby in his twenties, watched Elder on television and worked to become the most successful African American professional in the 1980s. He won eleven PGA tournaments and played on two U.S. Ryder Cup teams. Long driver Jim Thorpe led the U.S. Open after a round in 1981 and was runner-up at the 1988 Western Open. African American golfers experienced greater success on the Senior (now Champions) Tour. Jim Dent won twelve senior tournaments and over $4 million through 1999 . Walter Morgan and ...

Nelson, Horatio

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Andrew Lambert

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
1,612 words

...Horatio , first Viscount ( 1758–1805 ), British vice admiral and Sicilian duke , born at Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk, the third surviving son of the local vicar. After local schooling he joined the Royal Navy through the patronage of his maternal uncle Captain Maurice Suckling , who provided him with a first-class education, extensive practical experience, and a succession of personal contacts who pushed his career quickly to the rank of post-captain in 1779 . Not yet 21, Nelson was serving in the West Indies, but had also seen the Arctic and the...

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