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Graces

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The Graces, or Charites, not to be confused with the Graeae, were offspring of the Greek god Zeus and a sea nymph, Eurynome. They were three in number—Aglaia, Euprosyne, and Thalia,...

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Weston, Sir Francis (1511–1536), courtier

Jonathan Hughes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 900 words.

Weston, Sir Francis (1511–1536), courtier, was the only son of Sir Richard Weston (c. 1465–1541) and his wife, Anne Sandys. He followed his father to court, where by 1526 he was a page. A...

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In Search of Wives

Peter Robb.

in Sex and Sensibility

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 9260 words.

This chapter explores the idea of marriage during the late eighteenth century among colonials in India. It explains that under the prevailing code during this period, wives deserved...

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Empress Josephine's collection of sculpture by Canova at Malmaison

Christopher M. S. Johns.

in Journal of the History of Collections

May 2004; p ublished online May 2004 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; History of Art; Social and Cultural History. 0 words.

The conjunction of personal taste and the formation of a collection of sculpture by Canova on the part of Josephine de Beauharnais Bonaparte are here examined. The Grande Galerie at the...

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