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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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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
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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

Thorpe, John (c.1565–1655?)   Reference library

Anthony Quiney

The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
159 words

..., John ( c .1565–1655? ) English land surveyor and architect . Famously laying the first stone of Kirby Hall as a child, where his father presumably was the master mason, Thorpe served in the Office of Works as a clerk at the royal palaces ( 1583–1601 ). Thereafter he surveyed many royal estates, but expressed an interest in architecture through compiling a book of house plans. Some are surveys of existing buildings, but a few are Thorpe’s own designs, including Thornton College, Lincolnshire ( c .1607–10 ), Somerhill, Kent ( c .1610–13 ), Audley...

Thorpe, John.

Thorpe, John. (c.1565)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
749 words

...J. Summerson : ‘John Thorpe and the Thorpes of Kingscliffe’, Archit. Rev. [London], cvi (1949), pp. 291–301 J. Summerson : Architecture in Britain, 1530–1830 , Pelican Hist. A. (Harmondsworth, 1953, rev. 7–1983) J. Summerson , ed.: ‘The Book of Architecture of John Thorpe in Sir John Soane's Museum’, Walpole Soc. , xl (1966) [whole issue] D. L. Roberts : ‘ John Thorpe's Designs for Dowsby Hall and the Red Hall, Bourne’ , Lincs Hist. & Archaeol ., viii (1973), pp. 13–34 K. J. Höltgen : ‘An Unknown Manuscript Translation by John Thorpe of du Cerceau's...

Thorpe, John

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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232 words

..., John ( c . 1565– c .1655 ) English land- and building-surveyor (son of master-mason Thomas Thorpe ( fl. 1570–96), involved in building at Kirby Hall, Northants.), who also appears to have designed (though rarely supervised) buildings. His book of plans (preserved in Sir John Soane ’s Museum, London) containing surveys and projects for country-houses. He probably designed Thornton College, Lincs. ( c .1607–10), the outer court at Audley End, Essex ( c .1615), Aston Hall, Warwicks. (1618–35), perhaps Dowsby Hall, Lincs. (after 1610), and Somerhill,...

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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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...

John Thorpe

John Thorpe  

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(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 Soane's Museum, London) ...
Thorpe, John and Isabella

Thorpe, John and Isabella  

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Characters in J. Austen's Northanger Abbey.
Sonnets

Sonnets   Reference library

Michael Dobson

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
2,480 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

... text of the Sonnets, published by Thomas Thorpe , is on the whole a good one, though its punctuation is demonstrably not authorial (two recognizably different compositors display quite different preferences) and an unusual recurrent misprint of ‘their’ for ‘thy’, found nowhere else in the canon, suggests that the edition was printed from a manuscript not in Shakespeare’s own handwriting. Shakespeare’s Sonnets , however, was Shakespeare’s least reprinted quarto: its contents reappeared only in 1640 , in John Benson ’s pirated volume Poems: Written by W....

A Lover’s Complaint

A Lover’s Complaint   Reference library

Michael Dobson

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:
1,103 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...until the 1960s before many scholars were willing to concede that Shakespeare had even written it. Most editors of the Sonnets, considering their publication to have been unauthorized, omitted this poem, believing it to have been an inferior work foisted on Shakespeare by Thomas Thorpe . It was only after Kenneth Muir and MacDonald P. Jackson independently vindicated the poem’s authenticity in 1964 and 1965 that more commentators began to find the poem of interest, particularly in relation to the Sonnets it follows. It was pointed out that in placing...

Labour History

Labour History   Quick reference

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

Reference type:
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

Landscape History: The Countryside   Quick reference

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...

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 ...
Thomas Thorpe

Thomas Thorpe  

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 (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 ...
Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins  

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(1923– )American painter and sculptor, born in Kansas City. He settled in Paris in 1953 and has since worked both there and in New York. His paintings, which are built up from veils of prismatic ...
Gerrard's Cross

Gerrard's Cross  

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BuckinghamshireVillage on the border of Greater London. John Betjeman taught at Thorpe House School after his rustication from Oxford.
Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey  

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A novel by J. Austen, begun 1798, published posthumously in 1818 with Persuasion.The purpose of the novel is to ridicule the popular tales of romance and terror, such as Mrs Radcliffe's Mysteries of ...
J. Paul Getty

J. Paul Getty  

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(1892–1976)US industrialist whose oil companies and other interests, reputed to be worth over $500 million, made him one of the world's wealthiest individuals.Getty attended the universities of ...
Mike Fink

Mike Fink  

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(1770?–1823?),keelboatman on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, noted for tall tales of his exploits, which made him as fabulous as Paul Bunyan. Accounts of his adventures appeared as early as 1829, ...

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