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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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The Road to Camelot: Lotteries, the Circle of Learning, and the ‘Circulary’ Library of Samuel Fancourt

K. A. Manley.

in The Library

December 2007; p ublished online December 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (18th Century). 0 words.

Samuel Fancourt has often been referred to as the founder of the first circulating library in England, or at least in London, and as the person who first used the phrase ‘circulating...