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ACWORTH, Robert William (<i>born</i> 1938), Registrar of St Paul’s Cathedral, 1991–2001

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Military Life and Institutions; History of Religion; Religion; Christian Churches and Denominations. 158 words.

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Arab-Israeli Conflict

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Military History.

Ongoing conflict between Arabs and Israel over Palestinian territory. The origins of the conflict lie in the Balfour Declaration (1917), which promised “a national home for the Jewish...

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Assyrians

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Islam.

Renowned as possessing the most ruthless and efficient military organization of all the ancient Mesopotamian empires, the Assyrians dominated the region for over 600 years before being...

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Battle of Yarmuk

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Islam.

Battle in 637 between Muslim forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid and the Byzantine emperor Heraclius. The decisive Muslim victory led to the Byzantine withdrawal from Syria and Palestine,...

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Baybars I

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Islam.

Third Mamluk sultan of Egypt (r. 1260–77). Turkish military slave of the last Ayyubid ruler. Won early victories over Louis IX's Crusaders (Mansura, Egypt, 1250) and Mongols (Ayn Jalut,...

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CHAFFEY, Jonathan Paul Michael (<i>born</i> 1962), Director General Chaplaincy Services, Headquarters Air Command and Chaplain-in-Chief and Archdeacon, Royal Air Force, since 2014

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Air Forces and Warfare; History of Religion; Religion; Christian Churches and Denominations. 110 words.

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dervish

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Islam.

Persian. Also spelled darwish. Poor or mendicant. Refers to ascetic Sufis who wear rough wool clothing as a reflection of their rejection of material luxuries and dedicate themselves to a...

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HAMMETT, Barry Keith (<i>born</i> 1947), Chaplain of the Fleet, Archdeacon for the Royal Navy and Director General, Naval Chaplaincy Service, 2002–06

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; History of Religion; Religion; Christian Churches and Denominations. 118 words.

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HEATHFIELD, Simon David (<i>born</i> 1967), Archdeacon of Aston, since 2014

in Who's Who

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Air Forces and Warfare; History of Religion; Religion; Christian Churches and Denominations. 85 words.

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Henry II

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Military History.

(973–1024),

Holy Roman Emperor. Born in Bavaria and educated at Hildesheim, he succeeded his father, Henry the Quarrelsome, as duke of Bavaria in 995 and became emperor in 1002....

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