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William Gore (bishop)

William Gore DD (died 25 February 1784) was an 18th-century Anglican bishop in Ireland.[1]

He was born the son of the Right Reverend William Gore, Dean of Down and his wife Honora Prittie.

Previously the Dean of Cashel from 1736 to 1758,[2] he was nominated Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh on 17 March 1758, consecrated on 16 April of that year; translated to Elphin on 3 March 1762; and finally to Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe on 5 March 1772.[3]

In 1783 he commissioned the building of a Manor House at Old Connaught, near Bray, but in County Dublin. Old Connaught House still exists today as a private and gated development of apartments in and around the Old House.

He died on 25 February 1784. He had married twice, firstly, Mary, daughter of Chidley Coote and secondly, Mary, daughter of William French, with whom he had a son, William, who became an MP.

References
  1. Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  2. "The Universal magazine", Volume 22 (1758) p22
  3. "Dodsley's annual register" Burke,E: London, J.Dodsley 1780
Church of England titles
Preceded byWilliam Carmichael Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh 1758–1762 Succeeded byJohn Oswald
Preceded byEdward Synge Bishop of Elphin 1762– 1772 Succeeded byJemmett Browne
Preceded byJohn Averell Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert and Aghadoe 1772– 1784 Succeeded byWilliam Cecil Pery
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John Griffith (Anglican clergyman)

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John Griffith was among the most prominent clergyman in industrial south Wales during the second half of the nineteenth century. He was rector of Aberdare from 1846 until 1859. From 1859 until his death in 1885 he was vicar of Merthyr Tydfil where he proved a strong supporter of workers' rights and, by the end of his life a supporter of the disestablishment of the Church of England in Wales. This reflected the way in which he gradually abandoned the strong Tory principles that he espoused at the beginning of his career at Aberdare. He died on 24 April 1885. Early life and career Griffith was born in 1818 or 1819 in Llanbadarn Fawr , Cardiganshire, the son of Thomas Griffith. He commenced his education at Ystradmeurig School, which was a popular choice amongst the gentlemen farmers of Cardiganshire for educating their sons. He proceeded to Swansea Grammar School and Christ's College, Cambridge, he was ordained a priest in 1843. After a short period as curate of Astbury in Cheshire, Griffith benefitted from ...more...



Fellows of The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

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Fellows of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland are the individuals who have been elected by the Council of the Royal Asiatic Society to further "the investigation of subjects connected with and for the encouragement of science literature and the arts in relation to Asia". Fellows are entitled to use the honorific post-nominal letters F.R.A.S. The Society was established in London in 1823 and received its Royal Charter from King George IV the following year. Since then, the Society has been a forum, through lectures, its journal, and other publications, for scholarship relating to Asian Studies of the highest level. The Royal Asiatic Society is the United Kingdom's senior learned society in Asian Studies , and is patronised by His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Prince of Wales . At present the Society has about 700 Fellows, of whom half live abroad, and many of whom are highly accomplished and notable scholars of Asian Studies . Notable Fellows Sir Jehangir Hormasji Kothari Henry Thomas ...more...



Alien 3

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Browne

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Dean of Lismore

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The Dean of Lismore is based at The Cathedral Church of St Carthage, Lismore in the united Diocese of Cashel and Ossory within the Church of Ireland. The current incumbent is Paul Draper. List of Deans of Lismore Lismore Cathedral ?–1549 James Butler 1564 Gerald FitzJames FitzGerald (deprived) 1583–1588 John Prendergast 1610-1614 Thomas Wilson 1614–1622 Michael Boyle (appointed Bishop of Waterford and Lismore 1619, but retained deanery in commendam until 1622) 1622–1622 Edward Brouncker 1622–1627/8 Robert Daborne 1628 John Grey 1630–1639/40 Robert Naylor (afterwards Dean of Limerick ) 1640–1647 Edward Parry (afterwards Bishop of Killaloe 1647) 1647 Richard Parry 1661–1663 Richard Underwood 1664–1666 Hugh Gore (afterwards Bishop of Waterford and Lismore 1666) 1666–1670 Richard Lingard 1670–1678 Michael Ward (afterwards Bishop of Ossory 1678) 1678–1682 Edward Jones (afterwards Bishop of Cloyne 1682) 1683–1690 Barzillai Jones 1691–1719 William Jephson 1719–1720 Arthur Price (afterwards Dean of Ferns , 1720) 1720 ...more...



Ecclesiastical Household

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The Ecclesiastical Household is a part of the Royal Household of the sovereign of the United Kingdom . Reflecting the different constitutions of the churches of England and Scotland , there are separate households in each nation. England The Church of England Ecclesiastical Household comprises the College of Chaplains, and the associated Chapel Royal , the Royal Almonry Office, various Domestic Chaplains , and service Chaplains. The College of Chaplains is under the Clerk of the Closet , an office dating from 1437. It is normally held by a diocesan bishop, who may however remain in office after leaving his see. The current clerk is James Newcome , Bishop of Carlisle . The Deputy Clerk of the Closet , a new office dating only from 1677, is Paul Wright, Domestic Chaplain to the Sovereign and Sub-dean of the Chapel Royal and the sole full-time clerical member of the household. The sub-dean is assisted by Richard Bolton and William Whitcombe, the Priests-in-Ordinary to the Sovereign. The Clerk of the Closet is r ...more...



1700 in Ireland

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Events from the year 1700 in Ireland . Events Laurence Hyde, Earl of Rochester December 28 – Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester , appointed Lord Lieutenant of Ireland . Arts and literature c. March – the Yellow Book of Lecan is acquired by antiquary Edward Lhuyd . An edition of the late 16th-century Scots poet Alexander Montgomerie 's The Cherrie and the Slae is printed in Ulster . Births Wikisource has original text related to this article: James Arbuckle James Arbuckle , poet and critic (d. 1742 ) Daniel O'Reilly , Roman Catholic Bishop of Clogher (d. 1778 ) James Stopford, 1st Earl of Courtown , politician (d. 1770 ) William O'Brien, 4th Earl of Inchiquin , peer and politician (d. 1777 ) Deaths Henry Colley , politician (b. 1648 ) Sir William Gore, 3rd Baronet . References John Cannon (2004). A Dictionary of British History . Oxford University Press. ISBN   978-0-19-158022-2 . Court-Register and Statesmans Remembrancer . G. Robinson. 1782. p. 66. Leslie Stephen; Sir Sidney Lee (1885). Dictionary of Natio ...more...



Evans Gambit

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The Evans Gambit is a chess opening characterised by the moves: 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5 4. b4 The Evans Gambit is an aggressive line of the Giuoco Piano , which normally continues with the positional moves 4.c3 or 4.d3. White offers a pawn to divert the Black bishop on c5. If Black accepts, White can follow up with c3 and d4, ripping open the center, while also opening diagonals to play Ba3 or Qb3 at some point, preventing Black from castling kingside and threatening the f7-pawn respectively. If Black declines, the b4-pawn stakes out space on the queenside, and White can follow up with a4 later in the game, potentially gaining a tempo by threatening to trap Black's dark-square bishop. According to Reuben Fine , the Evans Gambit poses a challenge for Black since the usual defenses (play ...d6 and/or give back the gambit pawn) are more difficult to pull off than with other gambits. (Interestingly, Fine was beaten by this gambit in a friendly game against Bobby Fischer , in just 17 moves. ) The Encyclopaedia of Ch ...more...



Henry Wakefield (bishop of Birmingham)

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Henry Russell Wakefield was an Anglican Bishop and author in the first quarter of the 20th century. Born on 1 December 1854 he was educated at Tonbridge School and the University of Bonn . Ordained in 1877 after a period at Ripon College Cuddesdon , following two London curacies he was Incumbent at several parishes before senior posts as Prebendary of St Paul’s Cathedral , Dean of Norwich and finally Bishop of Birmingham . He was also a member of the London School Board representing the Marylebone Division from 1897-1900 and Mayor of St Marylebone in 1903-1905. Described in his Times obituary as a "layman’s bishop" he died on 9 January 1933. Between 1908 and 1914 he was the sole Church of England representative on the Executive Committee of the National Service League Notes “A Fortnight at the Front”, 1915; “Simple Answers to some Great Questions”, 1916; “Life won through Death”, 1917; and “The Church after the War” 1918 British Library Catalogue accessed 21:20 June 12th 2008 The Bishop Of Birmingham. Co ...more...



Edward Synge (bishop of Elphin)

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Edward Synge (1691–1762) was an Anglican bishop in the Church of Ireland who was the Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh (1730–1732), Bishop of Cloyne (1732–1734), Bishop of Ferns and Leighlin (1734–1740) and Bishop of Elphin (1740–1762). His father was Edward Synge, Archbishop of Tuam . His grandfather was Edward Synge, Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross and his brother Nicholas Synge Bishop of Killaloe . He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin , obtaining a Master of Arts degree in 1712 and a Doctorate of Divinity in 1728. He was briefly Provost of Tuam and Chancellor of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin , before he was nominated the Bishop of Clonfert and Kilmacduagh on 14 May 1730 and consecrated on 7 June 1730. He was subsequently translated to Cloyne on 22 March 1732, then to Ferns and Leighlin on 8 February 1734, and finally to Elphin on 15 May 1740. Synge's musical ability made a strong impression on Handel when the composer was in Dublin; Handel referred to Synge as 'a Nobleman very learned in Musick' ...more...



Southern Records

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Southern Records is an independent record label closely associated with Crass Records , Corpus Christi Records and Dischord Records . It is based in London and previously had offices in Chicago (closed November 2008), Le Havre (closed July 2009) and Berlin (closed December 2008). Southern was originally a recording studio owned and operated by John Loder . Loder became friends with musician, author and poet Penny Rimbaud and collaborated with him and others in an experimental progressive band called EXIT . Rimbaud later formed anarchist punk band Crass , and Southern Studios and John Loder were the obvious choice of venue for the recording of their first album The Feeding of the 5000 , originally released on Small Wonder Records . When Small Wonder encountered problems manufacturing the release, due to the allegedly blasphemous nature of some of the lyrics, Crass determined they would need to start their own label to take full responsibility and control of their output. Loder facilitated this by acting as t ...more...



Dean of Clogher

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The Dean of Clogher is a dignitary of the Diocese of Clogher within the Church of Ireland. The title may be held by any licensed incumbent in the diocese, not necessarily the rector of one of the cathedral parishes of Clogher. The Dean, with the Cathedral chapter, has responsibility for the cathedral life of St Macartan's, Clogher and St Macartin's, Enniskillen . The current incumbent is Kenny Hall, rector of Enniskillen . Deans of Clogher St Macartan's Cathedral, Clogher St Macartan's Cathedral, Enniskillen 1606 Robert Openshawe (afterwards Dean of Connor ) 1617 Robert Barclay or Berkeley 1660/1–1667 John Hodson (afterwards Bishop of Elphin , 1667) 1667–1675 John Roane (afterwards Bishop of Killaloe , 1675) 1675–1682 Richard Tennison (afterwards Bishop of Killala , 1682) 1682–1716 Joseph Williams 1716–1724 William Gore (afterwards Dean of Down , 1724) 1724–1727 Jonathan Smedley 1727/8–1730 Pascal (or Paul) Ducasse 1730 Edward Cressett 1737/8–1743 John Copping 1743–1761 William Langton 1761–1763 Edward Young ...more...



Stapleton, Bristol

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Stapleton is an area in the north-eastern suburbs of the city of Bristol , England . The name is colloquially used today to describe the ribbon village along Bell Hill and Park Road in the Frome Valley. It borders Eastville to the South and Begbrook and Frenchay to the North. It comprises an eclectic mix of housing mainly from the Victorian , Edwardian , inter-war and late 20th century periods. It is a popular residential area on three counts. It is convenient for the M32 motorway (with rapid access the M4 and M5 ), it is a semi rural area within two miles of central Bristol and it boasts a popular public school . Stapleton's church is a prominent Bristol landmark, visible from the M32 motorway as motorists exit the city. History The ancient parish of Stapleton covered Fishponds and Eastville and was originally within Kingswood Forest. The Saxon hamlet of Stapleton, first documented in 1208, stood at the edge of the forest, just north of the River Frome . Finds of Roman coins point to even earlier habitation ...more...



Dugald Poppelwell

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Dugald Louis Poppelwell (2 July 1863 – 23 September 1939) was a New Zealand lawyer, local politician and conservationist. He was born in Tokomairiro (now Milton ), Otago , New Zealand in 1863. Early life Poppelwell was the tenth of twelve children of his parents, William Poppelwell, a Scottish mariner turned farmer, and his wife, Catherine Robertson McLachlan. His family's house was known for their hospitality, as well as being a centre for local Catholics. He attended the Christian Brothers' Boys' School in Dunedin, and was awarded the Bishop Moran's Scholarship in 1878. He later became a law clerk in the office of Donald Reid in Milton . He was also appointed lieutenant in the Bruce Rifle Volunteers in 1887. From 1889 to 1891 he studied law at the University of Otago , and once he was admitted as a lawyer, he moved to Gore to establish a practice there. Career Poppelwell was a liberal in politics, and was invited to stand for Parliament several times. He refused every time, but was elected to the Gore borou ...more...



Richard Woodman (martyr)

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Woodman from Warbleton (and nine others) were burnt in Lewes. Richard Woodman (1524?–1557) was a Protestant martyr, who was born in Buxted and lived in nearby Warbleton in East Sussex . He was burnt during the Marian Persecutions in 1557 in Lewes . The cult of the Sussex Martyrs is said to have been started using an etching by James Henry Hurdis of Woodman burning as a Protestant martyr. Life Woodman was born around 1524 in Buxted in East Sussex; he became an ironmaster , and became known whilst running an "iron-making" business that employed one hundred people. During a sermon at St Mary the Virgin Church, Warbleton, Woodman was arrested for having words with the rector which are said to have identified Woodman as a Protestant. Woodman said that the rector was preaching the exact opposite of what he previously said (before Mary was Queen). Woodman lived close to the church and his foundry was also adjacent. Woodman was in contravention of a 1553 law which protected preachers from criticism whilst preaching ...more...



Victor Hay, 21st Earl of Erroll

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Victor Alexander Sereld Hay, 21st Earl of Erroll and 4th Baron Kilmarnock , KCMG (17 October 1876 – 20 February 1928), was a British diplomat, a writer and briefly a member of the House of Lords . Family Erroll was the first son of Charles Hay, 20th Earl of Erroll (1852–1927) and his wife Mary, daughter of Edmund and Lady Harriett L'Estrange. He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1927. In 1900, he married Mary Lucy Victoria, only daughter of Sir Allan Mackenzie, 2nd Baronet, of Glen Muick, Aberdeenshire , and they had two sons and one daughter. Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll , who married Lady Myra Sackville, daughter of the Earl De La Warr , and had issue. Gilbert Boyd, 6th Baron Kilmarnock , who married firstly The Hon. Rosemary Guest, daughter of Viscount Wimborne , and had issue. Married secondly Denise Coker, and had issue. He was born Gilbert Hay, but his name was changed to Boyd in 1941. Lady Rosemary Hay, who married firstly Lt.-Col. Rupert Ryan and had issue, and married secondly Major James Gr ...more...



Sam Waterston

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Samuel Atkinson Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and his starring role as Jack McCoy on the long-running NBC television series Law & Order (1994–2010), which brought him Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards . He has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA and Emmy awards, having starred in over eighty film and television productions during his fifty-year career. He has also starred in numerous stage productions. AllMovie historian Hal Erickson characterized Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances." Waterston received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010 and was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2012. Early life and education Waterston, the third of four siblings (Roberta, George, ...more...



Johnny Carson

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American talk show host and comedian, best known for his 30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards , the Television Academy 's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award . He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993. Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, it was during the 1970s Carson became an American icon and remained so even after his retirement in 1992. He adopted a casual, conversational approach with extensive interaction with guests, an approach pioneered by Arthur Godfrey and previous Tonight Show hosts Steve Allen and Jack Paar . Former late-night host and friend David Letterman had cited Carson's influence. Early life and career John William Carson was born on October 23, 1925, in Corning, Iowa , to Homer Lloyd "Kit ...more...



Apostolic succession

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Apostolic succession is the method whereby the ministry of the Christian Church is held to be derived from the apostles by a continuous succession, which has usually been associated with a claim that the succession is through a series of bishops . This series was seen originally as that of the bishops of a particular see founded by one or more of the apostles . According to historian Justo L. González , apostolic succession is generally understood today as meaning a series of bishops, regardless of see, each consecrated by other bishops, themselves consecrated similarly in a succession going back to the apostles. According to the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church , "apostolic succession" means more than a mere transmission of powers. It is succession in a Church which witnesses to the apostolic faith, in communion with the other Churches, witnesses of the same apostolic faith. The "see ( cathedra ) plays an important role in inserting ...more...



East Woodhay

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East Woodhay is a village and civil parish in Hampshire , England, situated approximately 6 miles (10 km) south-west of Newbury in Berkshire . As of the 2001 census , it had a population of 2,794, increasing to 2,914 at the 2011 Census. War Memorial The parish of East Woodhay contains a number of villages and hamlets , including Ball Hill, Heath End , Hatt Common, Woolton Hill and East End. The last two contain schools: Woolton Hill Junior School, St Thomas's Church of England Infant School, and St. Martin 's Church of England Primary School. The parish also has a small, triangular village green containing a war memorial and was once the site of the village stocks . Woolton Hill also has a local village shop and post office and has "The Chase" which is administered by The National Trust . The dialling code is 01635, the postcode is RG20, part of the postal district of Reading, also in Berkshire. The district council, Basingstoke and Deane , is in Hampshire. St. Martin's School, East End History Meaning of nam ...more...



Birmingham Crematorium

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Birmingham Crematorium is a Protestant crematorium in the Perry Barr district of Birmingham , England, designed by Frank Osborne and opened in 1903. A columbarium was added in 1928. The crematorium is now owned and operated by Dignity plc . Opening Cremation was not declared legal in Great Britain until 1885, by precedent from the trial of William Price . Despite the opening of Woking Crematorium in 1878 and the passing of the Cremation Act 1902 , which came into effect on 1 April 1903, it remained controversial, on religious grounds, in the first decade of the twentieth century. However, proposals to build a crematorium for the city of Birmingham, the ninth such facility in the United Kingdom, received support from Sir Oliver Lodge , Principal of the University of Birmingham , and were given the approval of the three local bishops: Edmund Knox ( Coventry ), Augustus Legge ( Lichfield ) and Charles Gore ( Worcester ) (Birmingham did not have its own bishop until 1905). In a letter read at the opening c ...more...



Bowyer Hendley

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Bowyer Hendley was an English landowner who served as High Sheriff of Kent . Life Hendley (the name was often written as Henley) was born in 1665, the son of John Hendley (1617-1676), Lord of the Manor of Otham , and his wife Priscilla (1627-1684), daughter of Thomas Fludd, owner of Gore Court in Otham. His other grandfather was Sir Thomas Hendley . His arms were « Pale, bendy, azure and gules, eight martlets, three, two, and three, or.». In about 1684 he married Mary (1666-1752), daughter of Thomas Sharpe of Benenden , In 1702 he served as Sheriff of Kent and in 1712 he bought the mansion of Gore Court from his uncle Alabaster Fludd. I His will, made 23 September 1740, was proved on 31 December 1742 and his monument is in St Nicholas's Church, Otham . Family Hie eldest son William Hendley (1686-1762) was his heir. His youngest daughter Anne (1697-1787) married the Reverend Samuel Horne (1693-1768), who was presented to the living of Otham in 1727 by his father-in-law, and became the mother of George Hor ...more...



Church of Holy Trinity, Stapleton

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The Church of Holy Trinity is an Anglican church on Bell Hill in Stapleton , Bristol , England. It has been designated as a grade II* listed building . It was built in 1857 by John Norton , in a gothic revival style, with a spire which reaches 52 metres (171 ft). It is believed that a church has occupied this site for at least 500 years. The rebuilding of the church was funded by James Henry Monk , Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol. Pennant stone from the local Broom Hill quarry, was used in the construction, with Bath Stone dressings. It has a three- bay chancel and five-bay nave . Inside the church is a font in the West porch dates from around 1000 AD. There is also a Victorian ornate font with a cover, which was imported from another church. The organ, by Vowles of Bristol was installed in the 1970s. There is a stained glass window dating from 1887 which was made by Charles Eamer Kempe . One of the other windows is a memorial to Captain Gore-Langton, the son of William Gore-Langton (1760–1847) . wh ...more...



Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos

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Richard Plantagenet Campbell Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville, 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos GCSI PC DL (10 September 1823 – 26 March 1889), styled Earl Temple until 1839 and Marquess of Chandos from 1839 to 1861, was a British soldier, politician and administrator of the 19th century. He was a close friend and subordinate of Benjamin Disraeli and served as the Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1867 to 1868 and Governor of Madras from 1875 to 1880. Buckingham was the only son of Richard Temple-Grenville, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos , and was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford . He joined the British Army , eventually rising to become a colonel . Buckingham entered politics, as Lord Chandos, in 1846 when he was elected unopposed from Buckinghamshire as a candidate of the Conservative Party . Buckingham served as Member of Parliament from 1846 to 1857, when he resigned. He contested a re-election in 1859, but lost. Buckingham served in various political offices during his tenur ...more...



List of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In guests

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This is a list of the guests who appeared on the American sketch comedy television program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In , which ran from January 22, 1968, to May 14, 1973. The program, hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin with a regularly featured cast , made prominent use of celebrity guests during each episode. Some guests had a prominent role in an episode, while others appeared for a single gag. Some guests filmed a number of pieces at a time, which were then used in a number of different episodes. 1968 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Don Adams Nancy Ames Eve Arden Pamela Austin Barbara Bain Kaye Ballard Billy Barty Elgin Baylor The Bee Gees Harry Belafonte Milton Berle Shelley Berman Joey Bishop John Byner Godfrey Cambridge Leo G. Carroll Rosemary Clooney Tim Conway Joseph Cotten Robert Culp Tony Curtis Arlene Dahl Bill Dana Bobby Darin Jimmy Dean Phyllis Diller Hugh Downs Kirk Douglas Nanette Fabray Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Sally Field Barbara Feldon James Garner Greer Garson Mitzi Gaynor George Gobe ...more...



John Seigenthaler

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John Lawrence Seigenthaler ( ; July 27, 1927 – July 11, 2014) was an American journalist , writer, and political figure . He was known as a prominent defender of First Amendment rights. Seigenthaler joined the Nashville newspaper The Tennessean in 1949, resigning in 1960 to act as Robert F. Kennedy 's administrative assistant. He rejoined The Tennessean as editor in 1962, publisher in 1973, and chairman in 1982 before retiring as chairman emeritus in 1991. Seigenthaler was also founding editorial director of USA Today from 1982 to 1991. During this period, he served on the board of directors for the American Society of Newspaper Editors , and from 1988 to 1989 was its president. Early life Born in Nashville, Tennessee , Seigenthaler was the eldest of eight siblings. He attended Father Ryan High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1946–49, achieving the rank of sergeant. After leaving the service, Seigenthaler was hired at The Tennessean . While working at The Tennessean, Seigenthaler took courses in ...more...



Hubert Burge

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Hubert Murray Burge KCVO (9 August 1862 – 11 June 1925) was an Anglican priest, headmaster of Winchester College , Bishop of Southwark and Bishop of Oxford . Life Burge was born on in 1862 and educated at Bedford School , Marlborough and University College, Oxford . His first post after graduation was as a Schoolmaster at Wellington College after which he was Fellow and Dean of his old college . He received a Bachelor of Divinity (BD) in March 1902, and at the same time received a Doctorate of Divinity (DD). He was Headmaster of Repton from 1900 to 1901 and then of Winchester from 1901 to 1911, before his elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Southwark in 1911. Translated to Oxford in 1919 and appointed Clerk of the Closet , he was later also a Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem and Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of the Garter . He was a keen cricketer. Burge was made a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order in the 1925 Birthday Honours , days before he died in office on 11 Jun ...more...



List of Hampden–Sydney College alumni

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This is a list of notable alumni of Hampden–Sydney College , including graduates and non-graduates. Individuals are sorted by category and alphabetized within each category. The Alumni Association of Hampden–Sydney College considers all former students to be members, whether they graduated or not, and does not generally differentiate between graduates and non-graduates when identifying alumni. Currently, Hampden-Sydney has an estimated 8,000 living alumni. Arts and entertainment William H. Armstrong : teacher, author of the Newbery Medal -winning Sounder; Class of 1936 Tyler Barstow: co-founder of Vinyl Me, Please; Class of 2010 Stephen Colbert : comedian , host of The Late Show on CBS ; studied philosophy for two years before transferring to Northwestern University and graduating in 1986 Scott Cooper : actor, writer, producer of films, Gods and Generals , Broken Trail ; directed and wrote screenplay for the Academy-Award winning film Crazy Heart ; Class of 1992 J. Tayloe Emery : producer, journalist, writer ...more...



Jean Baptiste Pompallier

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Jean-Baptiste François Pompallier (11 December 1802 – 21 December 1871) was the first Roman Catholic bishop in New Zealand and, with priests and brothers of the Marist order , he organised the Roman Catholic Church throughout the country. He was born in Lyon , France. He arrived in New Zealand in 1838 as Vicar Apostolic of Western Oceania, but made New Zealand the centre of his operations. In 1848 he became the first Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland . He returned to France in 1868 and died in Puteaux , near Paris, on 21 December 1871, aged 69. His exhumed remains were returned to New Zealand in 2001 and they were re-interred under the altar at St Mary's, Motuti , in 2002. Educational institutions named in his honour include Pompallier Catholic College , Whangarei (1969). There are Pompallier houses at Sacred Heart College, Auckland (1903), St. Bernard's College, Lower Hutt (1947), Carmel College, Auckland (1957), St John's College, Hamilton (1961), St Peter's College, Gore (1969), Liston College, Auckland (1 ...more...



Hensley Henson

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Herbert Hensley Henson (8 November 1863 – 27 September 1947) was an Anglican priest, scholar and controversialist. He was Bishop of Hereford , 1918–20 and Bishop of Durham , 1920–39. The son of a zealous member of the Plymouth Brethren , Henson was not allowed to go to school until he was fourteen, and was largely self-educated. He was admitted to the University of Oxford , and gained a first-class degree in 1884. In the same year he was elected as a Fellow of All Souls , where he began to make a reputation as a speaker. He was ordained as a priest in 1888. Feeling a vocation to minister to the urban poor, Henson served in the East End of London and Barking before becoming chaplain of an ancient hospice in Ilford in 1895. In 1900 he was appointed to the high-profile post of vicar of St Margaret's, Westminster and canon of Westminster Abbey . While there, and as Dean of Durham (1913–18), he wrote prolifically and sometimes controversially. The Anglo-Catholic wing of the Church took exception to his liberal the ...more...



1703 in Ireland

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Events from the year 1703 in Ireland . Events June 11 – Charles Hickman is consecrated as Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry . September 11 – a privateering expedition comprising the ships St George and Cinque Ports commanded by William Dampier leaves Kinsale for South America . Parliament of Ireland assembles, the first under Anne, Queen of Great Britain , and the first for five years. Popery Act (An Act to prevent the further Growth of Popery), enacted by the Parliament of Ireland , reintroduces gavelkind : when a Roman Catholic dies, his estate is to be divided equally among his sons (legitimate or otherwise) if they retain their Catholic faith. Treason Act (Ireland) 1703 , enacted by the Parliament of Ireland, enforces the Protestant line of succession to the British throne . Sir Robert Doyne is appointed as Chief Justice of the Irish Common Pleas . The Parliament of Ireland investigates the possibility of improving navigation on the rivers Shannon and Barrow and constructing a Newry Canal . Births Februar ...more...



Peter Vaughan

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Peter Vaughan (born Peter Ewart Ohm ; 4 April 1923 – 6 December 2016) was a British character actor , known for many supporting roles in British film and television productions. He also worked extensively on the stage. He was best known for his role as Grouty in the sitcom Porridge (despite appearing in only three episodes and the 1979 film) and also had a recurring role alongside Robert Lindsay in Citizen Smith , written by John Sullivan . He also had parts as Tom Franklin in Chancer (1990–91), playing the father of Anthony Hopkins 's character in The Remains of the Day , and as Maester Aemon in HBO 's Game of Thrones (2011–15), his final role. Early life He was born Peter Ewart Ohm on 4 April 1923, in Wem , Shropshire , the son of a bank clerk, Max Ohm, who was an Austrian immigrant, and Eva Wright, a nurse. The family later moved to Wellington in the same county, where he began schooling; he later said it was while reciting a poem at infant school in Wellington that he experienced the applause and ad ...more...



History of the Church of England

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Chair of St. Augustine, the archiepiscopal throne in Canterbury Cathedral , Kent The formal history of the Church of England is traditionally dated by the Church to the Gregorian mission to England by Saint Augustine of Canterbury in AD 597. As a result of Augustine's mission, Christianity in England , from Anglican (English) perspective, came under the authority of the Pope . However, in 1534 King Henry VIII declared himself to be supreme head of the Church of England . This resulted in a schism with the Papacy. As a result of this schism, many non-Anglicans consider that the Church of England only existed from the 16th century Protestant Reformation . However, Christianity arrived in the British Isles around AD 47 during the Roman Empire according to Gildas's De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae . Archbishop Restitutus and others are known to have attended the council of Arles in 314. Christianity developed roots in Sub-Roman Britain and later Ireland , Scotland , and Pictland . The Anglo-Saxons (Germanic pa ...more...



Thomas Robson

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The Very Revd Thomas Claude Robson was the first Anglican Dean of Kimberley, and Rector of St Cyprian's Cathedral, Kimberley , South Africa . Background and prospects at St Cyprian’s in 1905 Canon Robson came to St Cyprian’s Church in 1905, a Parish still worshiping in a wood and iron church in Jones Street, Kimberley, a structure imported as a prefabricated kit from England in 1879. Grand plans for a new church had been proposed in a public meeting in 1901, but little progress had been made towards their realisation. Archdeacon William Arthur Holbech , who had been Rector at the time, had gone on to become Dean of Bloemfontein. Robson’s predecessor, Archdeacon H.A. Douglas-Hamilton , was appointed in 1903, encountering an impatient faction within the congregation who additionally were at odds with the Archdeacon’s churchmanship – specifically with respect to liturgical practices. This faction removed itself from the parish, building its own brick church of St John the Evangelist in Woodley Street – a parish ...more...



Hohenzollern Castle

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Hohenzollern Castle ( German :   Burg Hohenzollern   ) is the ancestral seat of the imperial House of Hohenzollern . The third of three hilltop castles on the site, it is located atop Mount Hohenzollern , above and south of Hechingen , on the edge of the Swabian Jura of central Baden-Württemberg , Germany . The first fortress on the mountain was constructed in the early 11th century. Over the years the House of Hohenzollern split several times, but the castle remained in the Swabian branch , the dynastic seniors of the Franconian-Brandenburgian cadet branch that later acquired its own imperial throne. This castle was completely destroyed in 1423 after a ten-month siege by the free imperial cities of Swabia . A larger and sturdier structure was constructed from 1454 to 1461, which served as a refuge for the Catholic Swabian Hohenzollerns, including during the Thirty Years' War . By the end of the 18th century it was thought to have lost its strategic importance and gradually fell into disrepair, leading to th ...more...



Roy Moore

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Roy Stewart Moore (born February 11, 1947) is an American politician and former Alabama state judge known for being twice elected to and twice removed from the Alabama Supreme Court for failing to uphold the United States Constitution . He is also the founder and president of the Foundation for Moral Law , a non-profit legal organization from which he collected more than $1 million over five years, more than the revenue the organization disclosed on its tax filings. Moore was elected to the position of Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2001, but was removed from his position in November 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments commissioned by him from the Alabama Judicial Building , despite orders to do so by a federal court. Moore twice sought the Republican nomination for the governorship of Alabama (in 2006 and 2010 ), but lost in the primaries. Moore was again elected Chief Justice in 2013, but was suspended in May 2016, for directi ...more...



United States Senate special election in Alabama, 2017

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A special election for the United States Senate in Alabama is scheduled for December 12, 2017, to choose former Senator Jeff Sessions 's successor for the term through January 3, 2021. Sessions resigned from the Senate in February 2017 to serve as U.S. Attorney General . Governor Robert J. Bentley chose Luther Strange , the Attorney General of Alabama , to succeed Sessions, filling the seat until the special election takes place. Although he had the power to schedule an election in 2017, Bentley initially decided to align it with the 2018 general election , before Kay Ivey , his successor, later moved the date up to December 12, 2017, scheduling the primary for August 15 and primary runoff for September 26. Doug Jones , a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama , won the Democratic primary, while Roy Moore , a former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama , won the Republican primary, defeating incumbent U.S. senator Luther Strange in the primary runoff. Background Potential appointe ...more...



1697 in Ireland

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Events from the year 1697 in Ireland . Events October 27 – a thunderstorm ignites the arsenal at Athlone Castle . Banishment Act banishes all bishops of the Roman Catholic Church from Ireland. Celbridge Abbey in County Kildare is built by Bartholomew Van Homrigh, Lord Mayor of Dublin . Famine in the Scottish Borders leads to continued Scottish Presbyterian migration from Scotland to Ulster . Births September 16 – St George Caulfeild , lawyer and member of the Irish House of Commons (d. 1778 ) December 27 – Sollom Emlyn , legal writer (d. 1754 ) James Duchal , Presbyterian (d. 1761 ) William Ruxton , landowner and member of the Irish House of Commons (d. 1751 ) Abraham Shackleton, Quaker (d. 1771 ) approx. date – John Ryder , Archbishop of Tuam (Church of Ireland) (d. 1775 ) Deaths December 20 – Sir Arthur Gore, 1st Baronet , soldier and politician (b. c. 1640 ) Francis Burke , Franciscan William FitzMaurice, 20th Baron Kerry , peer (b. 1633 ) References Simons, Paul (2008). Since Records Began. London: Collin ...more...



Horatio Powys

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Horatio Powys (1805–1877) was a priest in the Church of England and Bishop of Sodor and Man . Powys, born on 20 November 1805, was third son of Thomas Powys, 2nd Baron Lilford (1775–1825), by Henrietta Maria, eldest daughter of Robert Vernon Atherton of Atherton Hall, Lancashire . He was educated at Harrow and at St. John's College, Cambridge , where he graduated M.A. in 1826, and was later created D.D. in 1854. In 1831 he became the rector of the parish of Warrington , Lancashire and he was for some time rural dean of Cheshire . Strongly impressed with the necessity for improved education, he succeeded in establishing the training college at Chester and the institution for the education of the daughters of the clergy at Warrington, both of which proved permanently successful. On 5 July 1854 he was nominated to the bishopric of Sodor and Man . He made successful endeavours to uphold the rights of the see, and involved himself in much litigation, including a lengthy dispute with the Rev. William Drury, the V ...more...



Reichstag fire

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The Reichstag fire ( German : Reichstagsbrand ,   listen   ) was an arson attack on the Reichstag building (home of the German parliament ) in Berlin on 27 February 1933, just one month after Adolf Hitler had been sworn in as Chancellor of Germany . The Nazis stated that Marinus van der Lubbe , a Dutch council communist , was found near the building. The Nazis publicly blamed the fire on communist agitators in general, although in a German court in 1933, it was decided that Van Der Lubbe had acted alone, as he claimed to have done. After the fire, the Reichstag Fire Decree was passed. The fire was used as evidence by the Nazi Party that communists were plotting against the German government. The event is seen as pivotal in the establishment of Nazi Germany . The fire started in the Reichstag building, the assembly location of the German Parliament . A Berlin fire station received an alarm call that the building was on fire shortly after 21:00. By the time the police and firefighters arrived, the main Chambe ...more...



1718 in Ireland

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Events from the year 1718 in Ireland . Events May 2 – the scholar William Nicolson is appointed Bishop of Derry . May 10 – the Roman Catholic Bishopric of Emly is united with the Archbishopric of Cashel . July–August – the first ships carrying Scotch-Irish emigrants from Ulster to North America arrive in Boston , Massachusetts. October 28 – Ashkenazi Jews lease the site for Ballybough Cemetery in Fairview, Dublin , Ireland's first Jewish cemetery. Jervis Street Hospital , is founded by six surgeons as the Charitable Infirmary in Cook Street, the first public voluntary hospital in the British Isles. Births Nano Nagle March 2 – John Gore, 1st Baron Annaly , politician and peer (d. 1784 ) Nano Nagle , founder of the Presentation Sisters (d. 1784 ) Deaths October 24 – Thomas Parnell , clergyman and poet (b. 1679 ) 1716 or 1718 – Ruaidhrí Ó Flaithbheartaigh , historian (b. 1629 ) References Hayton, D. W. (2004). "Nicolson, William (1655–1727)" . Oxford Dictionary of National Biography . Oxford University Press. do ...more...



Temple of Concordia, Agrigento

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The Temple of Concordia ( Italian : Tempio della Concordia ) is an ancient Greek temple in the Valle dei Templi (Valley of the Temples) in Agrigento (Greek: Akragas) on the south coast of Sicily , Italy. It is the largest and best-preserved Doric temple in Sicily and one of the best-preserved Greek temples in general, especially of the Doric order. Overview The temple was built c.  440–430 BC. The well-preserved peristasis of six by thirteen columns stands on a crepidoma of four steps (measuring 39.42 m × 16.92 m (129.3 ft × 55.5 ft), and 8.93 m (29.3 ft) high) The cella measures 28.36 m × 9.4 m (93.0 ft × 30.8 ft). The columns are 6 m (20 ft) high and carved with twenty flutes and harmonious entasis (tapering at the tops of the columns and swelling around the middles). It is constructed, like the nearby Temple of Juno , on a solid base designed to overcome the unevenness of the rocky terrain. It has been conventionally named after Concordia , the Roman goddess of harmony, for the Roman-era Latin i ...more...



1600s in England

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Events from the 1600s in England . Incumbents Monarch – Elizabeth I (to 24 March 1603); James I (24 March 1603 onwards) Events 1600 January – in Ireland, Hugh O'Neill, 2nd Earl of Tyrone , renews the Nine Years' War against England with an invasion of Munster . 11 February–March – clown William Kempe ("Will Kemp") morris dances from London to Norwich . c. April – publication of Ben Jonson 's play Every Man out of His Humour ; it goes through three editions this year. 31 December – East India Company granted a Royal Charter . First publication of William Shakespeare 's plays The Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night's Dream . William Gilbert publishes De Magnete , discussing Earth's magnetic field , one of the first important scientific works to be published in England. 1601 7–8 January – Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex , stages a short-lived rebellion against Elizabeth I . 25 February – Essex executed for treason, becoming the last person beheaded on Tower Green in the Tower of London , the sword bein ...more...



Bill Murray

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William James Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He first gained exposure on Saturday Night Live , a series of performances that earned him his first Emmy Award , and later starred in comedy films—including Meatballs (1979), Caddyshack (1980), Stripes (1981), Tootsie (1982), Ghostbusters (1984), Scrooged (1988), Ghostbusters II (1989), What About Bob? (1991), and Groundhog Day (1993). He also co-directed Quick Change (1990). Murray garnered additional critical acclaim later in his career, starring in Lost in Translation (2003), which earned him a Golden Globe and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor , as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor . He also received Golden Globe nominations for his roles in Ghostbusters, Rushmore (1998), Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), St. Vincent (2014), and the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014), for which he later won his second Primetime Emmy Award. Murray received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2016. His comedy is kno ...more...



St. Matthias' Church, Nottingham

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St. Matthias' Church, Nottingham , was a Church of England church in Sneinton , Nottingham, between 1868 and 2003. It is a Grade II listed building . Anglican Church It was designed by Thomas Chambers Hine and Robert Evans. It was consecrated as a chapel of ease in the parish of St. Stephen's Church, Sneinton by The Rt. Revd. John Jackson the Bishop of Lincoln on 6 May 1868. It was built for the sum of £3,000. (equivalent to £243,430 in 2015), . The chancel was damaged by enemy action during the Second World War . Anglican incumbents 1869-1882 Frederick Armine Wodehouse 1882-1890 Arthur Powys Woodhouse 1890-1892 George Perry-Gore 1892-1900 William Henry Castell Malton 1900-1903 William Walker 1903-1904 Anonymous 1904-1912 Ralph Mowbray Howard 1912-1931 John Henry Tomlinson 1931-1954 Frederick Llewellyn Forsaith Rees 1955-1990 Kenneth Leigh Bennett 1990-1993 William Albert Porter 1994-2002 Rodney Frederic Brittain Smith 2003- Malcolm Crook Organ The three manual organ was by E. Wragg & Son dating from 19 ...more...



Tunstall, Kent

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Tunstall is a village in the Borough of Swale in Kent , England. Situated to the south of Sittingbourne , on the road towards Bredgar . Tunstall is a small linear village along Tunstall road. History In 1798, Edward Hasted records it was once called Dunstall. This comes from the Saxon words 'dun', or 'dune', meaning a hill, and 'Stealle' meaning a place. It was recorded in the Domesday survey , mistakenly as Stealle. The parish covers nine hundred acres of land, of which about one hundred and forty are woodland. In 1042, the manor was held by Osward (a Saxon chief) before being given to Odo, Earl of Kent , (as the Bishop of Bayeux ). After Odo's trial for fraud, the parish then passed to 'Hugo de Port'. In the reign of King Henry II (1166), it passed to Manasser Arsic. In 1206, it was sold to Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent . His daughter Margaret (who was married at one time to Richard de Clare ) inherited and she then passed it to her eldest son 'John de Burgo'. In 1280, his son John died and his daughter, Ma ...more...



Bishop of Worcester

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The Bishop of Worcester is the head of the Church of England Diocese of Worcester in the Province of Canterbury , England . The title can be traced back to the foundation of the diocese in the year 680. From then until the 16th century, the bishops were in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church . During the Reformation , the church in England broke away from the authority of the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church, at first temporarily and later more permanently. Since the Reformation, the Bishop and Diocese of Worcester has been part of the Church of England and the Anglican Communion . The diocese covers most of the county of Worcestershire , the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley and parts of the City of Wolverhampton . The Episcopal see is in the city of Worcester where the bishop's throne is located at the Cathedral Church of Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary . The bishop's official residence is the Old Palace, Worcester . The bishops had two residences outside the city: Hartlebury Castle near Ki ...more...



Agnes Mason

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Agnes Mason (10 August 1849 – 19 December 1941) was a British nun. She was the founder of the Community of the Holy Family ( A religious order of the Anglican Communion ). Life Mason was born in Laugharne Township in 1849. She was the daughter of George William and Marianne Mason of Morton Hall in Nottinghamshire. Her brother Arthur James Mason was to be a Professor at Cambridge and her sister Harriet was a poor-law inspector and botanical illustrator . Another brother George Edward Mason was the rector at Whitwell and later principal of a theological college in the Transkei. Mason spent some years educating Edward before she went to Newnham College, Cambridge . After gaining her degree she taught at Bedford College. From 1892 to 1895 she worked at the Guild of the Epiphany which she left. She started the Anglican Community of the Holy Family with the help of several supporters. The purpose of the community was to improve women's education. Her supporters were Charles Gore , Bishop of Oxford , Walter Frere ...more...



Will Geer

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Will Geer (March 9, 1902 – April 22, 1978) was an American actor and social activist, known for his portrayal of Grandpa Zebulon Tyler Walton in the 1970s TV series The Waltons . Personal life Geer was born William Aughe Ghere in Frankfort, Indiana , the son of Katherine (née Aughe), a teacher, and Roy Aaron Ghere, a postal worker. His father left the family when the boy was only 11 years old. He was deeply influenced by his grandfather, who taught him the botanical names of the plants in his native state. Geer started out to become a botanist , studying the subject and obtaining a master's degree at the University of Chicago . While at Chicago, he also became a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity. He began his acting career touring in tent shows and on riverboats . He worked on several left -oriented documentaries, including narrating Sheldon Dick 's Men and Dust, about silicosis among miners. Geer was also the lover of homosexual activist Harry Hay . In 1934, Hay met Geer at the Tony Pastor Theatre, wh ...more...




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