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Cambridge, Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, earl of Athlone [formerly Prince Alexander of Teck]

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European History; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1751 words.

Cambridge, Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George, earl of Athlone [formerly Prince Alexander of Teck] (1874–1957), army officer and governor-general of South Africa, was born...

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Campbell, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland, marquess of Lorne and ninth duke of Argyll

P. B. Waite.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1777 words.

Campbell, John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland, marquess of Lorne and ninth duke of Argyll (1845–1914), governor-general of Canada, was born on 6 August 1845 at Stafford House,...

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despotism

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Politics.

Autocratic rule by one person. Thus in its original Greek sense a ‘despot’ was the lord or ruler of an unfree state. The Byzantine emperor was routinely referred to as a despot, the title...

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Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, first Earl Mountbatten of Burma

Philip Ziegler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 11993 words.

Mountbatten, Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas, first Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900–1979), naval officer and viceroy of India, was born at Frogmore House, Windsor, on 25 June 1900 as...

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Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Janet Morgan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 986 words.

Mountbatten [née Ashley], Dame Edwina Cynthia Annette, Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1901–1960), director of emergency relief services and vicereine of India, was born at 32 Bruton Street,...

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Scheener, Edward Schencker

R. A. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); UK Politics; Political Institutions. 718 words.

Scheener, Edward Schencker (1789–1853), civil servant and half-brother of Queen Victoria, was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on 24 November 1789, the natural son of Edward, duke of Kent, and...

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Toryism

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Politics.

More than just a colloquial synonym for Conservatism, the word Tory is older. Derived from the Irish for ‘pursuer’, it was applied first to Catholic outlaws in mid‐seventeenth‐century...

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William of Gloucester, Prince

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Diplomatic History; International Relations; World History; Travel and Holiday. 7 words.

See Henry, Prince, first duke of Gloucester

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