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Anglesey

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — British History.

Island county of north‐west Wales, separated from the mainland by the Menai Straits. In 1974 it became the district of Ynys Môn in the county of Gwynedd, but was reconstituted as a county...

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Anne Askew

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

(1521–46),

Protestant martyr. In 1545 she was arrested on account of her beliefs about the Eucharist. She refused to recant or, even under torture, to incriminate leading...

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archdeacon

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

Literally chiefs of the deacons. The office traces its origins to the New Testament church, where the ministry of Stephen and others is described in the Acts of the Apostles as their diacon...

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Baldwin

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

(d. 1190).

Archbishop of Canterbury. A native of Exeter, Baldwin entered the Cistercian monastery at Ford, Devon (c.1170), becoming abbot and then bishop of Worcester (1180). He...

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BANANA, Dr Canaan Sodindo (1936 - 2003), President of Zimbabwe, 1980–87

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; History of Religion; Religion; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 249 words.

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Bangorian controversy

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Christianity.

Loosed by Benjamin Hoadly, appointed to the bishopric of Bangor in 1715. The following year he launched an attack on the non‐jurors. In 1717 he preached a sermon, in which he adopted an...

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Basilikon Doron

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

(1598),

a manual on the practice of kingship, was written by James I and VI for his eldest son, Prince Henry. Though less polemical in tone than The Trew Law of Free Monarchies,...

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Bath and Wells

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A see in the Province of Canterbury, founded c.909 as the diocese of Wells. Sometime between 1088 and 1091 the see was moved to Bath. Honorius III authorized the title ‘Bath and Wells’ in...

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battle of Nechtansmere

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A battle which took place in 685 at Nechtansmere, near Forfar, Scotland, in which the Picts defeated the Northumbrians, stopping their expansion northward and forcing their withdrawal.

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Beilby Porteus

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — British History.

(1731–1808),

Bp. of London from 1787. He was of American descent. He identified himself with the practical ideals of the rising Evangelical school, and he promoted mission work...

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