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ballot

Overview page. Subjects: European History — Politics.

Secret voting; a vote conducted by this method. Voting by dropping a pebble (psephos—hence psephology) into an urn was an invention of ancient Greek democrats, resurrected in the eighteenth...

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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

Bede Clifford.

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. 1753 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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Lindsay, Sir Martin Alexander, of Dowhill, first baronet (1905–1981), explorer and politician

W. P. Grieve.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; European History; UK Politics; African History. 932 words.

Lindsay, Sir Martin Alexander, of Dowhill, first baronet (1905–1981), explorer and politician, was born in London on 22 August 1905, the only son and elder child of Lieutenant-Colonel...

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proportional representation

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — European History.

A method of allocating votes between shareholders in proportion to the amount of equity held. See cumulative voting; majority voting; minority protection; supermajority.

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Thorkell the Tall [Þorkill inn Hávi], earl of East Anglia (fl. 1009–1023), viking leader, magnate, and regent

Richard Abels.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European History; UK Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History; History; History of Agriculture. 1147 words.

Thorkell the Tall [Þorkill inn Hávi], earl of East Anglia (fl. 1009–1023), viking leader, magnate, and regent, was, according to saga tradition, the son of Strút Harald, earl of Sjælland,...

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