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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Máel Muru Othna [Maelmura] (d. 887), poet and historian

John Carey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; History. 695 words.

Máel Muru Othna [Maelmura] (d. 887), poet and historian, was evidently connected with the monastery of Fahan (Donegal): his epithet ‘Othna’ means ‘of Fahan’ and his name (‘devotee of Muru’)...

Calvert, George Henry

James R. Simmons.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1133 words.

Calvert, George Henry (02 June 1803–24 May 1889), author, was born on his family’s estate near Bladensburg, Maryland, the son of George Calvert, a planter and politician, and Rosalie...