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Edward Grey

(b. London, 25 Apr. 1862; d. Fallodon, Northumberland, 7 Sept. 1933) British; Foreign Secretary 1905–16; Bt. 1882, Viscount 1916 The son of an army officer, Grey was educated at ...

Grey, Edward

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (6 ed.)

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2021
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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515 words

...Grey, Edward (b. London , 25 Apr. 1862 ; d. Fallodon, Northumberland , 7 Sept. 1933 ) UK Foreign Secretary 1905–16 ; Bt. 1882 , Viscount 1916 The son of an army officer, Grey was educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford, from which he was sent down. At the age of 23 he was elected Liberal MP for Berwick-on-Tweed, and retained the seat until his elevation to the peerage. As a result of the Conservatives' monopoly of office for the previous two decades, Grey had had only three years' junior ministerial experience ( 1892–5 ) when Sir...

Grey, Edward

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A Dictionary of Political Biography (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
507 words

..., Edward (b. London , 25 Apr. 1862 ; d. Fallodon, Northumberland , 7 Sept. 1933 ) British ; Foreign Secretary 1905–16 ; Bt. 1882 , Viscount 1916 The son of an army officer, Grey was educated at Winchester and Balliol College, Oxford, from which he was sent down. At the age of 23 he was elected Liberal MP for Berwick-on-Tweed, and retained the seat until his elevation to the peerage. As a result of the Conservatives' monopoly of office for the previous two decades, Grey had had only three years' junior ministerial experience ( 1892–5 ) when Sir...

Grey, Sir Edward

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C. J. Bartlett

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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433 words

..., Sir Edward ( 1862–1933 ) . Foreign secretary. Grey has been described as curiously ‘suspended between the world of high politics and rural isolation’, a man who sought refuge from the toils of office in fishing and ornithology. Behind the reserve lay a very determined and tough politician. He was among those Liberals who supported the Boer War , and was involved in the attempt to compel Campbell-Bannerman to move to the Lords on becoming prime minister in 1905 . But it was as foreign secretary ( December 1905–December 1916 , the longest continuous...

(Sir) Edward Grey

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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Quotation
Current Version:
2011
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Quotations
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132 words

...(Sir) Edward Grey later Viscount Grey of Fallodon 1862 1933 British Liberal politician The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime. Grey was Foreign Secretary at the outbreak of the 1914–18 War, and with this statement tolled the knell for the era that was about to pass. In Twenty-five Years (1925) he recounted: ‘A friend came to see me on one of the evenings of the last week – he thinks it was on Monday August 3. We were standing at a window of my room in the Foreign Office. It was getting dusk, and the...

Grey, Sir Edward

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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235 words

..., Sir Edward ( 1862–1933 ). Foreign secretary . Grey has been described as curiously ‘suspended between the world of high politics and rural isolation’, a man who sought refuge from the toils of office in fishing and ornithology. Behind the reserve lay a very determined and tough politician. He was among those Liberals who supported the Boer War , and was involved in the attempt to compel Campbell‐Bannerman to move to the Lords on becoming prime minister in 1905 . But it was as foreign secretary ( December 1905–December 1916 , the longest continuous...

Grey, Edward, Viscount Grey of Fallodon

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
History
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48 words

..., Edward, Viscount Grey of Fallodon ( 1862–1933 ), British politician . He was Foreign Secretary from 1905– 1916 , negotiating the Triple Entente (1907), which brought Britain, France, and Russia together, and in 1914 persuading a reluctant British cabinet to go to war, because Germany had violated Belgian neutrality....

Edward Grey, Lord Grey of Fallodon

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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Quotation
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Quotations
Length:
63 words

...0Edward Edward Grey , Lord Grey of Fallodon 1862 – 1933 British Liberal politician , Foreign Secretary 1905–16 The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime. on the eve of the First World War 25 Years (1925) vol. 2, ch. 18 lamps are going out all over Europe lamps are going out all over ...

Grey, Sir George Edward

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Nelson Wattie

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
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667 words

..., Sir George Edward ( 1812–98 ), was the most commanding figure, and perhaps the most controversial one, in New Zealand public affairs in the nineteenth century. He was Governor from 1845–53 , ruling autocratically under the remote British Colonial Office, again from 1861–68 , when New Zealand had some degree of independence, and Premier from 1877–79 . Grey was born in Lisbon and educated at Sandhurst Military Academy. He served four years in Ireland (where the economic extremes gave him a permanent distaste for large estates), spent the period December...

Edward Grey

Edward Grey  

(b. London, 25 Apr. 1862; d. Fallodon, Northumberland, 7 Sept. 1933)British; Foreign Secretary 1905–16; Bt. 1882, Viscount 1916 The son of an army officer, Grey was educated at Winchester and Balliol ...
Richard Duke of York

Richard Duke of York   Reference library

Randall Martin, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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2,705 words
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Oxford University Press

...reveals his contempt for Edward and burning ambitions for the crown. Freed from ethical responsibility by his physical deformities, Gloucester turns to role-playing and Machiavellian policy to achieve his goals. 3.3 Margaret seeks the French King’s aid. Warwick begins to negotiate the marriage of the King’s sister Lady Bona to Edward. But letters arrive announcing Edward’s marriage to Lady Grey, buoying Margaret and humiliating Warwick, who switches loyalties and vows to depose Edward. 4.1 Clarence, Gloucester, and others sneer at Edward’s impolitic marriage....

Richard III

Richard III   Reference library

Randall Martin and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
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...2.1 Edward reconciles the Queen and her family with the other lords, but the news of Clarence’s death shatters this peace and grieves the King, who thought Clarence’s death warrant had been cancelled. 2.2 The Duchess of York tries to conceal her grief for Clarence’s death from his two children. Queen Elizabeth laments the death of Edward and fears for her children’s safety. The lords prepare to bring Prince Edward from Ludlow to London. 2.3 Citizens fear the outbreak of factionalism while the Prince is still a child. 2.4 On hearing of Rivers’s and Grey’s...

Welsh Family Names

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Hywel Wyn Owen

Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
2,202 words
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Oxford University Press

... Hywel and edward for Iorwerth . Evidently, therefore, the predominant modification was to a recognizable, comparable English form, together with the addition of the English possessive -s that was the most common form of patronymic in English counties bordering Wales. Thus Sion , Dafydd , and Ifan became jones , davies , and evans . Welsh names which had been nicknames such as Goch and Fychan became surnames such as gough and vaughan . Other examples are dew and tew ( tew ‘fat, stout’), lloyd and floyd ( llwyd ‘grey’), moyle (...

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

...trade that the booksellers had been accustomed to treat as if they were private landed estates, were suddenly declared open commons’ (Rose, 53). W. Forbes Gray has characterized the ruling as ‘the Magna Charta of literary property’, since it helped to establish the notion of a ‘public domain’ of works that were available to any publisher who wished to produce an edition at a competitive price (Gray, 197). Among those who took immediate advantage of the new dispensation was John *Bell , proprietor of the ‘British Library’ bookshop on the Strand in London....

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand

45 The History of the Book in New Zealand   Reference library

Shef Rogers

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
3,037 words
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...of inland exploration and of native flora and fauna. This local interest was reflected in the scientific nature of many of the 19 th -century *pamphlets printed for exchange via the postal services with colleagues internationally. The third governor-general, Sir George *Grey , was especially active in collecting and translating Maori songs, while fictional and semi-fictional accounts of settlers’ experiences provided popular topics for early literary efforts. Newspapers were also the main publishers of printed Maori, other than the religious books...

Antiquarianism (Popular)

Antiquarianism (Popular)   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Literature
Length:
6,164 words
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Oxford University Press

...to Popular Antiquities published by Ellis—something of a Jacobin. In conveying a resentment of metropolitan ascendancy, he epitomizes British fringe subcultures from mid-century to the 1780s. Since the 1740s the public had been able to read works by Thomson , Macpherson , Gray , Smart , * Percy , * Walpole , and * Chatterton , all redactors or creative translators of folk or faux naïf materials of earlier times. In his more scholarly mode Brand, too, constructs national identity in opposition to French (or metropolitan) classicism and...

The Antiquarian Tradition

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David Hey

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
4,837 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... ( 1599 ). After this auspicious start, no further urban histories appeared until the 1640s. That decade saw the publication of William Somner , Antiquities of Canterbury ( 1640 ), Richard Butcher , The Survey and Antiquitie of the Towne of Stamford ( 1646 ), and William Gray , Chorographia: A Survey of Newcastle upon Tyne ( 1649 ). But the standards of the English urban historians fell far below those of their counterparts in the wealthier and more populous towns of Germany and Italy. Only twelve histories of English towns are known to have been...

Surnames

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David Hey

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
5,649 words
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Oxford University Press

...John, Edward, etc. When hereditary surnames in the English manner came to be formed in the 16th century, the widespread popularity of these first names restricted the choice of surnames, particularly as most of them were formed from patronymics. At first, the Welsh had difficulty pronouncing these foreign names; thus, Richard occasionally became Rhisiart, and Roger became Rosser or Rhoser. On the other hand, some native Welsh names were replaced by English translations or their nearest equivalents, e.g. Lewis for Llewelyn, Hugh for Hywel, Edward for...

All Is True

All Is True   Reference library

Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,792 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...anachronistic newspapers above their heads against rain in an allusion to the recent coronation of Elizabeth II. There were two notable attempts to rebel against the dominant, Holbein-based way of designing the play, one at the Cambridge Festival Theatre in 1931 , when Terence Gray caused an uproar by using a modernist aluminium set and Lewis Carroll-influenced costumes based on playing cards (further defying expectations by having the baby doll Elizabeth thrown into the audience in 5.4), and one at Stratford in 1984 , when Howard Davies offered a...

Welsh Local and Family History

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D. Huw Owen

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

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
Length:
6,425 words
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Oxford University Press

...) has been maintained by the South Wales Record Society, which was established in 1982 to publish editions of historical records relating to the history of South Wales. Publications include Joseph Bradney , A History of Monmouthshire , v: The Hundred of Newport , ed. M. Grey ( 1993 ), and Glamorgan Hearth Tax Assessment of 1670 , ed. Elizabeth Parkinson ( 1994 ). The latter volume is especially valuable for family historians. At present there are six active family history societies in Wales, covering Glamorgan, Clwyd, Gwynedd, Powys, Dyfed, and...

Democracy or Shuracracy

Democracy or Shuracracy   Reference library

Murad Hofmann

Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Religion
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5,074 words
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Oxford University Press

...for His people on earth. Sovereignty here rather refers to the sovereignty of God's Word (Qur'an) and Law ( Shari’ah ). This being granted, the question remains how man, how the Muslims can best implement the divine Revelation received. 3 According to Hassan al-Turabi, “gray eminence of the Sudan,” the Islamic ideal is a democratic Islam, since “Islam rejects absolute authority, hereditary authority, and the authority of one single individual.” 4 Also to Fathi Osman, those who readily dismiss democracy as un-Islamic only reveal their ignorance of...

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