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Open Abse, Dannie (1923 - 2014)
Abse, Dannie (1923 - 2014)

Dannie Abse, a Welsh writer and pulmonologist, is considered one of Britain’s most important contemporary poets. Abse’s poems, plays, essays, and

Adam Bede

Adam Bede is set in the ‘Eden-like peace and loveliness’ of Hayslope in Loamshire. Adam, a sturdy, honest carpenter, blindly loves Hetty Sorrel, who

Anglo-Dutch Wars

series of conflicts between the English and Dutch during the mid to late 17th cent. The wars had their roots in the Anglo-Dutch commercial rivalry,

Open Anglo-Saxons
Anglo-Saxons

name given to the Germanic-speaking peoples who settled in England after the decline of Roman rule there. They were first invited by the Celtic King

Open Atlantic charter
Atlantic charter

Joint declaration issued by British prime minister Winston Churchill and U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt on August 9, 1941, setting out a set of

Axis powers

Also known as the Tripartite Pact, the Axis Pact was a World War II–era alliance principally comprising Germany, Italy, and Japan. It was formed in

Open Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877
Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877

( băj'Әt ), 1826–77, English social scientist. After working in his father's banking firm, he edited (1860–77) the Economist (which had been founded

Open Battle of Agincourt (1415)
Battle of Agincourt (1415)

Henry V landed near Harfleur on 14th Aug. and invested it. His small professional force suffered from dysentery, but the large French armies at Rouen,

Open Battle of Brandywine, Pa., 1777
Battle of Brandywine, Pa., 1777

British victory over General George Washington during the American Revolution 11 September 1777 at the Brandywine River, Pennsylvania. Washington

Battle of Britain

World War II air battle between German and British air forces over Britain from 10 July to 31 October 1940. The height of the battle occurred 30–31