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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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Chandos, Sir John (d. 1370), soldier and administrator

Richard Barber.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Political Institutions; Public Administration. 2007 words.

Chandos, Sir John (d. 1370), soldier and administrator, was the son of Sir Edward Chandos and Isabel, daughter of Sir Robert Twyford. He was descended from the Derbyshire branch of the...

Crane, John

Samuel Willard Crompton.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 989 words.

Crane, John (07 December 1744–21 August 1805), soldier and patriot, was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, the son of Abijah Crane and Sarah Beverly. Crane entered into his profession of...