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Airmyn [Ayreminne], William

M. C. Buck.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 991 words.

Airmyn [Ayreminne], William (d. 1336), administrator and bishop of Norwich, was the son of Adam and Matilda Airmyn, and probably came from the hamlet of Airmyn, near Selby, in Yorkshire,...

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Aiscough [Ayscough], William

Margaret Lucille Kekewich.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 875 words.

Aiscough [Ayscough], William (c. 1395–1450), administrator and bishop of Salisbury, was the son of Robert Aiscough, of Potgrange, near Masham, Yorkshire, and brother of Robert, who became...

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Alcock, John

R. J. Schoeck.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; UK Politics; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 1597 words.

Alcock, John (1430–1500), administrator and bishop of Ely, was born at Beverley, Yorkshire, the son of William Alcock of Hull. Alcock received his early schooling in the grammar school...

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Alderson, Thomas Hopper

Robin Woolven.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 793 words.

Alderson, Thomas Hopper (1903–1965), wartime rescue party leader, was born at Ashburne Stables, Sunderland, on 15 September 1903, the fifth of six children and first son of Thomas Alderson...

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Alexander of Dundonald

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; History; History of Agriculture; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 3 words.

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Anderson, Sir Robert

Bernard Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1155 words.

Anderson, Sir Robert (1841–1918), spymaster, detective chief, and author, was born on 29 May 1841 in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, the son of Matthew Anderson (1804–1888), crown solicitor,...

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Archibald

W. W. Scott.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 521 words.

Archibald (d. 1198), administrator and abbot of Dunfermline, was of unknown origins. He became abbot in 1178 or 1179, and soon after his appointment witnessed two acta of King William the...

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Arnold, Matthew

Stefan Collini.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Political Institutions; Public Administration; Organization and Management of Education. 7275 words.

Arnold, Matthew (1822–1888), poet, writer, and inspector of schools, was born at Laleham-on-Thames, Middlesex, on 24 December 1822, the eldest son and second of the nine surviving children...

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Arundel [Fitzalan], Thomas

Jonathan Hughes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; Political Institutions; Public Administration; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 6030 words.

Arundel [Fitzalan], Thomas (1353–1414), administrator and archbishop of Canterbury, was the third son of Richard (II) Fitzalan, third earl of Arundel and eighth earl of Surrey (c....

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Ashby, George

John Scattergood.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Political Institutions; Public Administration. 887 words.

Ashby, George (b. before 1385?, d. 1475), administrator and poet, was of unknown origins. Many of the details of his life have to be deduced from his surviving poems, but they are borne out...

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