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An ancient name for the northern part of Scotland, which from the Middle Ages was a royal title.

In London, Albany is the name of an exclusive block of flats in Piccadilly. Built in 1770 on the site of an earlier property by the architect William Chambers (1726–96), in 1791 it was purchased by George III's son Frederick, Duke of York and Albany, after whom it was named York House. In 1802 it was converted into ‘residential chambers for bachelor gentlemen’, being renamed Albany House in 1803.

Subjects: Literature — Religion.


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