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alehouses

alehouses  

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The licensing system began in 1495, but most licences were issued after the passing of another Act in 1552. Amongst the records of quarter sessions are those of special sittings ...
Alice Askew

Alice Askew  

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Literature
(d. 1917) married (1900) Claude Arthur Cary Askew (d. 1917).Neither of these writers published anything alone. As a team, their output was prolific, almost in the L. T. Meade ...
Ann Veronica

Ann Veronica  

A novel by H. G. Wells, published in 1909. In this novel of suburban rebellion Ann Veronica Stanley, a 21-year-old science student, refuses to accept her father's authority, leaves home ...
art, Franciscan

art, Franciscan  

Even before the death of the order’s founder, Francis of Assisi (1226), the Franciscan order had expanded first around the Mediterranean and subsequently throughout Europe. It rapidly recognized and ...
automobile

automobile  

Self-propelled vehicles have long been dreamt of by human society. The ancients devised methods for moving statues over short distances during religious celebrations. Later thinkers such as Roger ...
Barry Humphries

Barry Humphries  

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(b. Melbourne, 7 Feb. 1934)Actor and author. By 1956 a sharp tongue and a wild imagination had created two imperishable personae, housewife Edna Everage and suburbanite Sandy Stone. Humphries ...
Barry Pain

Barry Pain  

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Literature
(1864–1928) British journalist, humorist, novelist, and short-story writerIn a Canadian Canoe (1891) Fiction Short StoriesStories and Interludes (1892) FictionPlaythings and Parodies (1893) ...
Belfast

Belfast  

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Is the second largest city in Ireland, and the economic and political capital of Northern Ireland. Although the Normans established a fort at Belfast in the 12th cent., a substantial town only ...
building-trades workers

building-trades workers  

Initially self-employed master artisans with a specific craft, such as carpentry or masonry. During the 19th century contractors hired many more wage-earning journeymen, likely to be members of craft ...
C. E. Lawrence

C. E. Lawrence  

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(1870–1940) married ——.‘To call me C. E. Lawrence is—well!—’ wrote the young D. H. Lawrence to Walter de la Mare (ii Apr. 1912). His namesake was born in Thurston ...
City Planning.

City Planning.  

City planning arose early in American life. European colonizers designed St. Augustine (Spain, 1565), New Amsterdam (Holland, 1625–1626), Williamsburg (England, 1699), and New Orleans (France, 1722) ...
Combined Maze

Combined Maze  

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May Sinclair, 1913, Hutchinson.A tale of Jamesian renunciations set in the 1880s in a suburban world of the kind created by Arnold Bennett and H. G. Wells. John Randall ...
demographic history

demographic history  

Is the quantitative study of changes in the structure of human populations. From the first European settlement until the 1830s, the population was counted from time to time by way ...
department stores

department stores  

A retail organization that carries a wide variety of products – typically clothing, home furnishings, and household goods; each department is managed by specialist buyers or merchandisers. ...
embourgeoisement

embourgeoisement  

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Embourgeoisement is the process by which bourgeois aspirations, and a bourgeois standard and style of life, become institutionalized among the working class. The phenomenon is said to undermine ...
exurb

exurb  

American for dormitory settlement. In many cases, amenity migration and the ‘urbanization of the rural’ it produces can be understood as the first signs of exurban development (McCarthy (2008) PHG ...
Far Horizon

Far Horizon  

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‘Lucas Malet’, 1906, Hutchinson.Dominic Iglesias, son of a Spanish anarchist, devotes his life to the care of his saintly mother. After her death, he moves to a suburban lodging-house ...
Fifties, The.

Fifties, The.  

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union dominated American life in the 1950s.The Korean War (1950–1953), a conflict formally fought under the flag of the ...
film Industry

film Industry  

Cinematography, on which many experiments were made in various countries, became feasible after the advent of celluloid film in 1889 and subsequent innovations in the motion film camera and the ...
Finer Grain

Finer Grain  

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Henry James, 1910, Methuen.The five stories are on familiar Jamesian themes: modernity and tradition, the power of self-deception, the unpredictability of a talent for moral perception. In ‘The ...

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