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Abdy, Sir Valentine (Robert Duff)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Architecture; Art. 147 words.

6th Bt cr 1850

Born 11 Sept. 1937; s of Sir Robert Henry Edward Abdy, 5th Bt, and Lady Diana Bridgeman (d 1967), ...

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Aberdeen and Temair

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Architecture; Art. 126 words.

Born 20 July 1920; s of 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, DSO, and Cécile Elizabeth (d 1948), d of George Drummond, Swaylands, Penshurst, Kent; ...

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achievement of arms

Overview page. Subjects: History — Architecture.

Collected armorial ensigns consisting of shield of arms, crest, helm, mantling, and motto, with supporters and heraldic badge as appropriate. It is corrupted as hatchment, and this term...

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acrostolium

Overview page. Subjects: Maritime History — Architecture.

Part of the prow of an Antique warship, often circular, spiral, or shaped to resemble an animal: representations can be found on e.g. the columna rostrata.

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Adam, George

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Architecture; Art. 78 words.

Born Montrose, 26 Jan. 1957; s of late George Smith Adam and of Helen Adam (née Aitken)

Lord Provost and Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeen, since 2012

Brechin High...

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Adam, Gordon Johnston

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Science and Mathematics; Social and Cultural History; Architecture; Art. 185 words.

PhD

Born 28 March 1934; s of John Craig Adam and Deborah Armstrong Johnston; m 1973, Sarah Jane Seely; one s

Member (Lab) North East Region,...

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Addison

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Architecture; Art. 112 words.

Born 13 June 1945; s of 3rd Viscount Addison and Kathleen Amy, d of Rt Rev. and Rt Hon. J. W. C. Wand, PC, KCVO; m 1st, ...

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Aedicula

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

(Lat., lit. “small building”), the architectural frame of an opening (door, window, or niche), consisting of two columns or pilasters supporting a pediment; more specifically a shrine...

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Aigina

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(Αἴγινα), name of both an island in the Saronic Gulf southwest of Athens and of its principal city; it was located in the province of Achaia and eventually in the ...

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Ainslie, John

Ian Adams.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Cartography. 744 words.

Ainslie, John (1745–1828), cartographer and land surveyor, was born on 22 April 1745 in Jedburgh, the younger son and younger child of John Ainslie, druggist in Jedburgh, writer to the...

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