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William of Worcester

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(1415–82) Physician and secretary to Sir John Fastolf of Caister (Norfolk) until 1459, when he returned to his native Bristol. A man of wide interests, between 1478 and 1480 he ...

William of Worcester

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

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... of Worcester ( 1415–82 ) Physician and secretary to Sir John Fastolf of Caister (Norfolk) until 1459 , when he returned to his native Bristol. A man of wide interests, between 1478 and 1480 he travelled through Norfolk, Bristol, and the south‐west collecting †antiquarian information for a projected description of Britain. This was never completed, but his Itineraries , containing antiquarian notes and everyday accounts of his journeys and conversations (ed. and trans. John Harvey , 1969 ), make interesting...

William of Worcester

William of Worcester  

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(1415–82)Physician and secretary to Sir John Fastolf of Caister (Norfolk) until 1459, when he returned to his native Bristol. A man of wide interests, between 1478 and 1480 he travelled through ...
Henry IV Part 1

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Michael Dobson and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...the King sentences Worcester and Vernon to death. Harry reports that Douglas has been captured, and is allowed to have him set free as a tribute to his valour. The King divides his forces so that they may follow up this victory against the remaining rebels throughout the kingdom. Artistic features: The play is the first of Shakespeare’s histories to weave together tragedy and comedy (into the ‘double plot’ influentially analysed by William Empson ) : its mainly prose scenes in which Prince Harry seems disloyally to prefer the company of his surrogate parent...

The Antiquarian Tradition

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David Hey

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

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... ( 1597 ). A few other publications, such as William Bourne's A Booke Called the Treasure for Traveilers ( 1578 ), contained material on natural history for the observant layman. Gerald of Wales and William of Worcester had included natural history in their descriptions in earlier times, but an unbroken succession of active field naturalists can be traced only from Turner. Like the antiquaries, the naturalists were part of a wider European fraternity. During the second half of the 17th century the interests of antiquarians and naturalists converged. Sir...

King John

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, and Anthony Davies

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...desire to be buried at Worcester. The Bastard observes that England is never conquered without the assistance of internal treachery but that, now the nobles have returned, it will remain invulnerable if the nation only keeps faith with itself. Artistic features: The play is perhaps most remarkable for the sardonic way in which it depicts the shifting allegiances of international power politics, most obviously by the set-piece mock-grandeur of 2.1, 3.1, and 5.2, in which monarchs ceremonially commit perjury in the ordinary pursuit of realpolitik . It is...

Domestic Buildings

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Malcolm Airs

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

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...Royal Institute of British Architects , now at the Victoria and Albert Museum, is the most important repository, with a published catalogue in nineteen volumes which can be accessed through the Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects: Cumulative Index ( 1989 ). But most of the major national institutions have collections of architectural drawings, and some private bodies, such as Sir John Soane's Museum in London and Worcester College, Oxford, have remarkably rich collections of original designs. Topographical views ...

Richard II

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Michael Dobson, Will Sharpe, Anthony Davies, and Will Sharpe

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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...by news of the Duchess of Gloucester’s death. The King’s favourites disperse to seek safety. 2.3 Near Berkeley Castle, Bolingbroke and Northumberland are joined by Northumberland’s son Harry Percy, who brings news that Worcester has joined their cause, and by Ross and Willoughby. York accuses Bolingbroke of treasonously defying his sentence of banishment, but admits he has not sufficient force to arrest him: mollified by Bolingbroke’s claim that he seeks only the due inheritance of his father’s estate and title and to rid the court of parasites, he...

Britain and America: A Common Heritage

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George Redmonds

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

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...Veel was very rare, with five representatives only, all of them in Worcester. G. Pawley White offered an etymology for Veale, Veal, Vail in his Handbook of Cornish Surnames ( 1972 ), but it is quite different from the two suggested originally by P. H. Reaney . The American Vail family trace their descent from a Thomas Veale of Salem, Massachusetts ( 1640 ). We should, of course, be careful how we interpret the distribution patterns in 1881 , for that is relatively late in the history of most surnames. Many will undoubtedly identify an area close to...

Towns

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David M. Palliser

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

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...lords. Others were tempted by the generous terms offered by lords, especially of new towns. The Bishop of Worcester, founding a borough of Stratford upon Avon in the 1190s, allowed his new ‘burgesses’ quarter‐acre housing plots for a shilling a year rent in lieu of all services, and freedom from tolls. A classic study by Eleanora Carus‐Wilson, ‘The First Half Century of the Borough of Stratford‐on‐Avon’ ( Economic History Review , 2nd ser., 18/1 ( 1965 ), repr. in R. Holt and G. Rosser (eds), The Medieval Town: A Reader ( 1990 ), showed that by ...

48 The History of the Book in America

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Scott E. Casper and Joan Shelley Rubin

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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... Wealth of Nations ( 1788 ) and the eighteen-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica ( 1789–98 ). Isaiah *Thomas , a Worcester, Massachusetts, newspaper printer, began his publishing career with reprints of small *children’s books ( see 15 ), then turned to the project that had bedevilled Aitken. Indeed, in the 1790s numerous American printers worked on editions of the Bible. The profusion of bibles, in a variety of *formats from *folio to *duodecimo with market niches for diverse customers, provided the first evidence that American reprints could...

5 The European Medieval Book

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Christopher de Hamel

The Oxford Companion to the Book

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... (d. 1142/3 ), Hugh of St-Victor (d. 1142 ), William of Malmesbury (d. c .1143 ), Bernard of Clairvaux (d. 1153 ), Gilbert de la Porrée (d. 1154 ), William of Conches (d. c .1154 ), Thierry of Chartres (d. c .1155 ), Zachary of Besançon (mid-12 th century), and Peter Lombard (d. 1160 ). There was an almost relentless stream of new titles in the lists of desiderata, in theology, history, politics, geography, natural history ( *bestiaries , for example), liturgy ( *missals rather than the older *sacramentaries ), and the first ancient...

diocese of Worcester

diocese of Worcester  

Now roughly conterminous with Worcestershire, it was created by Theodore in c.679 out of the large Mercian see for the Hwicce people who inhabited Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, and half ...
Worcester

Worcester  

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A cathedral city in western England, where in 1651 during the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell defeated a Scottish army under Charles II.
diocese of Gloucester

diocese of Gloucester  

The see, conterminous with Gloucestershire, was founded in 1541 by Henry VIII from part of the Worcester diocese. The Norman cathedral, previously St Peter's Benedictine abbey church, was partly ...
William Parks

William Parks  

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 (d. 1750) Colonial American printer.Having begun his apprenticeship at Worcester, England, in 1710, and worked in Ludlow, Hereford, and Reading, Parks brought a wealth of experience to the ...
William S. Walker

William S. Walker  

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(1846–1926) married, first,—and, secondly,—.Born in Australia, son of the founder of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, he was educated at Sydney Grammar School and Worcester College, Oxford. He ...
Tebo

Tebo  

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(fl 1747–75).French porcelain modeller and repairer active in England, where he worked at Plymouth (see William Cookworthy), Bow Porcelain Factory (1748–68), Worcester (c.1768), Bristol (1772–4; see ...
2nd duke of Hamilton, William Hamilton

2nd duke of Hamilton, William Hamilton  

(1616–51).Scottish royalist leader in civil wars. Hamilton was educated at the University of Glasgow, created earl of Lanark in 1639, and made secretary of state for Scotland the following year. He ...
Ealdred

Ealdred  

(d. 1069)was a political churchman. Starting as a monk at Winchester, he became successively abbot of Tavistock, bishop of Worcester, and, finally, in 1060 archbishop of York. As bishop ...
diocese of Coventry

diocese of Coventry  

The modern see, created in 1918, is roughly conterminous with Warwickshire. In Anglo‐Saxon and early Norman times the Mercian church had been centred on Lichfield, then on Chester, and eventually, ...

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