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Afghan wars

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Literary Studies (19th Century).

From 1807, when the armies of Tsar Alexander I reached its northern borders, Afghanistan became an uneasy neutral zone between the Russian and the British Indian empires around which ‘the...

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Anne of Bohemia

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

Queen of England, b. 11 May 1366, da. of emperor Charles IV and Elizabeth of Pomerania; m. Richard II, 20 Jan. 1382; d. Sheen, 7 June 1394; bur. Westminster abbey.

Though Anne's...

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Anti-Jacobin

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — British History.

(1797–8),

a journal founded by Canning and a group of friends to combat the radical views supported by the Monthly Magazine, Coleridge's Watchman, and other Jacobin influences. It...

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Asser

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — British History.

(d. 910),

a monk of St David's Pembrokeshire, who entered the household of King Alfred. In 893 he wrote a Latin life of Alfred and a Chronicle of English History for the years 849...

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Benjamin Disraeli

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — British History.

(1804–81),

first earl of Beaconsfield, politician, prime minister, novelist, eldest son of I. D'israeli. He was to attempt an ambitious variety of literary forms before he settled...

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Berkeley castle

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — British History.

(Glos.)

is unusual in being still a family residence, having been in the hands of one family, the Berkeleys, since the Norman Conquest. The shell keep was built soon after ...

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Beryl Gilroy

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards) — British History.

(c.1925– ),

Guyanese novelist and autobiographical writer, born in Berbice, British Guiana (now Guyana). She moved to Britain in 1951, where she worked for the BBC Caribbean...

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Brutus

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — British History.

The extraordinary legend that Britain had been ‘founded’ by Brutus, great‐grandson of Aeneas of Troy, haunted men's imagination for centuries. Geoffrey of Monmouth, in the 12th cent.,...

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Byrom, Elizabeth [Beppy]

Joyce F. Goodman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Political History; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 660 words.

Byrom, Elizabeth [Beppy] (1722–1801), Jacobite sympathizer and diarist, was born on 1 January 1722 and baptized at the college church, Manchester, on 8 January. She was the eldest child of...

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Caerphilly

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — British History.

A town in south Mid-Glamorganshire, 7 miles N of Cardiff. In Welsh oral tradition it is the home of the Green Lady of Caerphilly, a wraith who takes the form of ivy when she is not walking...

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