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Polemic (1,099 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article

A polemic (/pəˈlɛmɪk/) is contentious rhetoric that is intended to support a specific position by forthright claims and undermining of the opposing position
Black pudding (1,558 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Black pudding, also known as blood pudding, is a distinct regional type of blood sausage originating in Scotland and Ireland. It is made from pork blood
Beatitudes (2,127 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Beatitudes are eight blessings recounted by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. Each is a proverb-like proclamation, without
Jargon (2,330 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
word may also come from Old French jargon meaning "chatter of birds". Middle English also has the verb jargounen meaning "to chatter," or "twittering," deriving
Melee (355 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A melee (/ˈmeɪleɪ/ or /ˈmɛleɪ/, French: mêlée [mɛle]) or pell-mell is disorganized hand-to-hand combat in battles fought at abnormally close range with
Bass (fish) (338 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article
large order Perciformes, or perch-like fishes. The word bass comes from Middle English bars, meaning "perch". The black basses, such as the Choctaw bass (Micropterus
Illustration (1,153 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
writing or in picture form. The origin of the word “illustration” is late Middle English (in the sense ‘illumination; spiritual or intellectual enlightenment’):
Ogive (1,044 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
the other. However, Merriam-Webster's dictionary says it is from the "Middle English oggif stone comprising an arch, from Middle French augive, ogive diagonal
Military (6,117 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for warfare. It is typically officially
Convention Parliament (1660) (1,164 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
The Convention Parliament (25 April 1660 – 29 December 1660) followed the Long Parliament that had finally voted for its own dissolution on 16 March that
Myth (7,776 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Accessed 20 Aug 2014. Lydgate, John. Troyyes Book, Vol. II, ll. 2487. (in Middle English) Reprinted in Henry Bergen's Lydgate's Troy Book, Vol. I, p. 216. Kegan
Wainfleet All Saints (1,081 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Wainfleet All Saints is an ancient port and market town on the east coast of England, in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, on the A52 road 5 miles
Breastplate (797 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A breastplate or chestplate is a device worn over the torso to protect it from injury, as an item of religious significance, or as an item of status. A
Hogmanay (3,056 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Hogmanay (Scots: [ˌhɔɡməˈneː]; English: /ˌhɒɡməˈneɪ/ HOG-mə-NAY) is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration
Brightness (569 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
from an Old English beorht with the same meaning via metathesis giving Middle English briht. The word is from a Common Germanic *berhtaz, ultimately from
John Hall (physician) (508 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
John Hall (1575 – 25 November 1635) was a physician and son-in-law of William Shakespeare. He was born at Carlton, Bedfordshire and studied at Queens'
Pandarus (832 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Pandarus /ˈpændərəs/ or Pandar /ˈpændər/ (Ancient Greek: Πάνδαρος Pándaros) is a Trojan aristocrat who appears in stories about the Trojan War. In Homer's
Syncope (phonology) (573 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article
caldo in several Romance languages. Old English hlāfweard > hlāford > Middle English loverd > Modern English lord, pronounced /lɔːrd/ English Worcester,
We (734 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
We is the first-person plural personal pronoun (nominative case) in Modern English. The royal we, or majestic plural (pluralis majestatis), is a employed
Sulfur (8,181 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
14th century, the erroneously Hellenized Latin -ph- was restored in Middle English sulphre. By the 15th century, both full Latin spelling variants sulfur
Border reivers (4,193 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
comes from the Middle English (Scots) reifen. The verb reave meaning "plunder, rob", a closely related word, comes from the Middle English reven. There
Hatmaking (1,138 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
primarily for a female clientele. The origin of the term is probably the Middle English milener, meaning an inhabitant of the city of Milan or one who deals
Brittonic languages (3,564 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
comes from Latin: Britannia~Brittania, via Old French Bretaigne and Middle English Breteyne, possibly influenced by Old English Bryten(lond), probably
Kesteven (878 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Parts of Kesteven (/ˈkɛstəvən/ or /kəˈstiːvən/) are a traditional subdivision of Lincolnshire, England. This subdivision had long had a separate county
Richard Pace (594 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Richard Pace (c. 1482 – 28 June 1536) was an English diplomat of the Tudor period. He born in Hampshire and educated at Winchester College under Thomas
John Lydgate (1,220 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Allan Mitchell, ed. John Lydgate, The Temple of Glass. Series: TEAMS Middle English Texts. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2007. A few of
Aframomum melegueta (1,448 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Aframomum melegueta is a species in the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, and closely related to cardamom. Its seeds are used as a spice (ground or whole);
Hertford (2,898 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Hertford (/ˈhɑːrtfərd/ HART-fərd, locally /ˈhɑːrfərd/ HAR-fərd) is the county town of Hertfordshire, England, and is also a civil parish in the East Hertfordshire
Blancmange (1,164 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Blancmange (/bləˈmɒ̃ʒ/, from French: blanc-manger [blɑ̃mɑ̃ʒe]) is a sweet dessert commonly made with milk or cream and sugar thickened with rice flour
Farthingale (1,866 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A farthingale is one of several structures used under Western European women's clothing in the 16th and 17th centuries to support the skirts in the desired
Richard Rolle (3,185 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
(17 from the Continent), and seven independent Middle English translations. Ego Dormio, a Middle English prosimetrum, one of two letters written for nuns
Diggers (3,371 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Diggers were a group of Protestant radicals in England, sometimes seen as forerunners of modern anarchism, and also associated with agrarian socialism
Drewsteignton (845 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Drewsteignton is a village, civil parish and former manor within the administrative area of West Devon, England, also lying within the Dartmoor National
Rubery (407 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Rubery is a village in the Bromsgrove district of Worcestershire. Part of the village also forms a southern suburb of Birmingham, England. The village
Poet laureate (4,801 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A poet laureate (plural: poets laureate) is a poet officially appointed by a government or conferring institution, typically expected to compose poems
Camborne (3,780 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Camborne (Cornish: Kammbronn) is a town in Cornwall, England. The population at the 2011 Census was 20,845. The northern edge of the parish includes a
Mendip District (1,603 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Mendip is a local government district of Somerset in England. The district covers a largely rural area of 285 square miles (738 km2) with a population
Caesura (1,319 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A caesura (/siˈzjʊərə/, pl. caesuras or caesurae; Latin for "cutting"), also written cæsura and cesura, is a metrical pause or break in a verse where one
European turtle dove (1,713 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Despite the identical spelling, the "turtle" of the name, derived from Middle English turtle (tortle, turtel, turtul), derived from Old English turtla (male
Adam lay ybounden (989 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Middle English original spelling Middle English converted (Edith Rickert) Adam lay i-bowndyn, bowndyn in a bond, Fowre thowsand wynter thowt he not to
Merrion Castle (662 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Merrion Castle was a castle situated about 300m south of the present-day Merrion Gates, to the south of Dublin city centre. Built in the early fourteenth
Hay-on-Wye (2,533 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Hay-on-Wye (Welsh: Y Gelli Gandryll or just Y Gelli), often abbreviated to just "Hay" (the community uses the short version) is a small market town and
Little Bo-Peep (637 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
"Little Bo-Peep" or "Little Bo-Peep has lost her sheep" is a popular English language nursery rhyme. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 6487. As with
The Death of Queen Jane (1,124 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
"The Death of Queen Jane" is an English ballad that describes the events surrounding the death of a Queen Jane. It is catalogued by Francis James Child
Scarborough Fair (ballad) (1,307 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article
Yorkshire. The melody is in Dorian mode and is very typical of the middle English period. It was recorded by a number of musicians in the twentieth century
Language code (241 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
macr1271 – macro-English (Modern English, incl. creoles) midd1317 – Middle English merc1242 – Mercian (Middle – Modern English) olde1238 – Old English
Supt (113 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France. supt (s) is a Middle English term for [dined]. A verb from the noun: [Supper]. To consume Dinner
Croquet (5,837 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Croquet (French: croquet; /ˈkroʊkeɪ/ (UK) or /kroʊˈkeɪ/ (US)) is a sport that involves hitting wooden or plastic balls with a mallet through hoops (often
John Fisher (4,152 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
John Fisher (c. 19 October 1469 – 22 June 1535), was an English Catholic bishop, cardinal, and theologian. Fisher was also an academic, and eventually
Crwth (1,778 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The crwth (/ˈkruːθ/ or /ˈkrʊθ/), also called a crowd or rote, is a bowed lyre, a type of stringed instrument, associated particularly with Welsh music
Plaistow, Newham (4,627 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Plaistow (/ˈplɑːstoʊ/ PLAHST-oh or /ˈplæstoʊ/ PLAST-oh) is a district in the London Borough of Newham in East London, England. It forms the majority of
Ground billiards (2,930 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
'pole, stake, prop'. Italian pallino, 'little ball, pellet', like the Middle English pall[e] in pall-mall/palle-malle (and the word pellet itself), are from
Ballyconnell (3,416 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Ballyconnell (Irish: Béal Átha Conaill, meaning "Entrance to the Ford of Conall") is a town in County Cavan, Ireland. It is situated on the N87 national
Come, all ye jolly tinner boys (298 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
"Come, all ye jolly tinner boys" is a traditional folk song associated with Cornwall that was written about 1807, when Napoleon Bonaparte made threats
Skirmish of Keith (745 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Skirmish of Keith was a conflict that took place on the 20 March 1746 in Keith, Moray, Scotland and was part of the Jacobite rising of 1745. In March
Cornish language (8,167 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Cornish (Standard Written Form: Kernewek or Kernowek; Old English: Cornwielisc) is a Southwestern Brittonic language of the Celtic language family. It
Battle of Aylesbury (825 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Battle of Aylesbury was an engagement which took place on 1 November 1642, when Royalist forces, under the command of Prince Rupert, fought Aylesbury's
Morris dance (5,154 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Morris dancing is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures
John Dee (7,149 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was an Anglo-Welsh mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, teacher, occultist, and alchemist. He was the court astronomer
Intuition (3,157 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
from the Latin verb intueri translated as "consider" or from the late middle English word intuit, "to contemplate". Both Eastern and Western philosophers
Round shot (756 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
was made in early times from dressed stone, referred to as gunstone (Middle English gunneston, from gonne, gunne gun + stoon, ston stone), but by the 17th
Ballymagauran (4,048 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Ballymcgovern (Irish: Baile Mhic Shamhráin, meaning "The Town of Mac Shamhráin", historically Ballymagowran) is a village and townland in County Cavan
Battle of Camlann (2,171 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
languages, including Wace's Anglo-Norman Roman de Brut (c. 1155), Layamon's Middle English Brut (early 13th century), and the Welsh Brut y Brenhinedd (mid-13th
Cornish bagpipes (1,568 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Cornish bagpipes (Cornish: Pibow sagh kernewek) are the forms of bagpipes once common in Cornwall in the 19th century. Bagpipes and pipes are mentioned
The College of Richard Collyer (2,281 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The College of Richard Collyer (colloquially Collyer's /ˈkɒliəz/), formerly called Collyer's School, is a co-educational sixth form college in Horsham
Lias Group (536 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
It consists of marine limestones, shales, marls and clays. Lias is a Middle English term for hard limestone, used in this specific sense by geologists since
Anointing (4,961 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Anointing is the ritual act of pouring aromatic oil over a person's head or entire body. By extension, the term is also applied to related acts of sprinkling
The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle (1,865 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
of a deer by the king in Inglewood Forest, a setting that in other Middle English Arthurian poems such as The Awntyrs off Arthure and Sir Gawain and the
The Tale of Gamelyn (3,097 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
The Tale of Gamelyn is a romance written in c. 1350 in a dialect of Middle English, considered part of the Matter of England. It is presented in a style
Peter Dendle (557 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
20th and 21st century representations of the Middle Ages, Old and Middle English (language and literature), and the monstrous (in film, folklore, and
Cucking stool (1,671 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Cucking stools or ducking stools were chairs formerly used for punishment of disorderly women, scolds (people accused of being troublesome and angry and
Margery Kempe (3,964 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
ISBN 0708319106. British Library MS Add. 61823: The Margery Kempe Manuscript Middle English Text of The Book of Margery Kempe Mapping Margery Kempe, a site including
Parlement of Foules (1,124 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Parlement of Foules (modernized: Parliament of Fowls), also called the Parlement of Briddes (Parliament of Birds) or the Assemble of Foules (Assembly
The Frogs Who Desired a King (1,797 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Frogs Who Desired a King is one of Aesop's Fables and numbered 44 in the Perry Index. Throughout its history, the story has been given a political
The Elm and the Vine (988 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Elm and the Vine were associated particularly by Latin authors. Because pruned elm trees acted as vine supports, this was taken as a symbol of marriage
Scrye (546 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
The Gathering. The name, a registered trademark, is adapted from a Middle English word meaning "to foretell the future." JM White, publisher of the role-playing
Walter Hilton (1,692 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
TEAMS Middle English Texts Series, (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 2000). The only modern edition of the original Middle English text
An ass eating thistles (877 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Developed by authors during Renaissance times, the story of an ass eating thistles was a late addition to collections of Aesop's Fables. Beginning as a
Healey Nab (273 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
heagh (high) and ley (woodland). "Nab" is believed to derive from the Middle-English word nabb meaning a promontory or headland. The area is popular with
Diving bell (5,188 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A diving bell is a rigid chamber used to transport divers from the surface to depth and back in open water, usually for the purpose of performing underwater
Methods of divination (4,598 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
/ˈdrɪərɪmænsi/: by dripping blood (alteration of drimimancy, influenced by Middle English drir, blood) drimimancy/drymimancy /ˈdrɪmɪmænsi/: by bodily fluids (Greek
English-language spelling reform (4,963 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
For centuries, there has been a movement to reform the spelling of English language. It seeks to change English orthography so that it is more consistent
Frithuswith (944 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
12th-century Latin texts (edited by John Blair) were adapted into two Middle English accounts of the Life of Saint Frithuswith, which are included in the
Keep (7,247 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
A keep (from the Middle English kype) is a type of fortified tower built within castles during the Middle Ages by European nobility. Scholars have debated
Gammon (meat) (306 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article
at Christmas or on Boxing Day. The word 'gammon' is derived from the Middle English word for 'ham', gambon, which is attested since the early 15th century
Faggot (unit) (438 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article
long faggot was also called a kidd faggot, kid, kide, or kidde being Middle English for firewood in bundles. A fascine (or bavin) is a type of long faggot
Early English Text Society (373 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
only available in manuscript. Most of its volumes contain editions of Middle English or Old English texts. It is known for being the first to print many
List of medical roots, suffixes and prefixes (327 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
denotes something as 'before' another (in [physical] position or time) Middle English pre-, from Medieval Latin pre- < (Classical) Latin prae-, before, in
Furner's Green (481 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Furner's Green is a hamlet in the civil parish of Danehill in East Sussex, England. Furner's Green lies on the Greenwich Meridian about 9 miles (14 km)
Pillow (3,366 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
made from natural materials in the world. The word pillow comes from Middle English pilwe, from Old English pyle (akin to Old High German pfuliwi) and from
Somers Isles Company (2,581 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Somers Isles Company (fully, the Company of the City of London for the Plantacion of The Somers Isles or the Company of The Somers Isles) was formed
Figgy pudding (664 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
"figgy", this dish being known as figgy pudding or fig pudding: The Middle English name had several spellings, including ffygey, fygeye, fygee, figge,
Chipping, Lancashire (2,004 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Chipping is a village and civil parish of the borough of Ribble Valley, Lancashire, England, within the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Toby (694 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
male name in many English speaking countries. The name is from the Middle English vernacular form of Tobias. Tobias itself is the Greek transliteration
Jeremy Taylor (2,916 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Jeremy Taylor (1613–1667) was a cleric in the Church of England who achieved fame as an author during the Protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. He is sometimes
Tochmarc Étaíne (1,577 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Dé Danann. It is frequently cited as a possible source text for the Middle English Sir Orfeo. Harvard professor Jeffrey Gantz describes the text as displaying
Mendip Hills (7,116 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Mendip Hills (commonly called the Mendips) is a range of limestone hills to the south of Bristol and Bath in Somerset, England. Running east to west
Cowdenbeath (3,850 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Cowdenbeath (/ˌkaʊdənˈbiːθ/ (listen); Scots: Coudenbeith) is a town and burgh in west Fife, Scotland. It is 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Dunfermline and
Bogle (848 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
than seriously harming or serving them. The name is derived from the Middle-English Bugge (of which the term bogey is also derived) which is in turn a cognate
Professional (908 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
The etymology and historical meaning of the term professional is from Middle English, from profes, adjective, having professed one's vows, from Anglo-French
Pet door (1,632 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A pet door or pet flap (also referred to in more specific terms, such as cat flap, cat door, dog door, or doggy door) is a small opening to allow pets
Freeman (580 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
freedom of the company, was a rank within Livery companies Freeman, in Middle English synonymous with franklin (class), initially a person not tied to land
Potentilla (1,678 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
(segregate) Comarum Dasiphora Drymocallis Sibbaldiopsis "Cinquefoil" in the Middle English Dictionary is described as "Pentafilon – from Greek Pentaphyllon – influenced
William Worsley (priest) (656 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
William Worsley (1435?−1499), was a dean of St. Paul's cathedral. He is assumed to have been educated at Cambridge, as he is not mentioned in Wood; he
English Army (3,785 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The English Army existed while England was an independent state and was at war with other states, but it was not until the Interregnum and the New Model
Poultry (5,505 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
poultry dealer, from poulet, pullet. The word "pullet" itself comes from Middle English pulet, from Old French polet, both from Latin pullus, a young fowl,
Husting (1,171 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
are present. The singular husting was once used, but only in Old and Middle English. The origin of the term comes from the Old English hūsting and Old Norse
Gudgeon pin (750 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
gudgeon is a pivot or journal. The origin of the word gudgeon is the Middle English word gojoun, which originated from the Middle French word goujon. Its
David Lyndsay (2,486 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount (c. 1490 – c. 1555; alias Lindsay) was a Scottish herald who gained the highest heraldic office of Lyon King of Arms. He
List of English words of Old Norse origin (2,993 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Old French, which via Anglo-Norman were then indirectly loaned into Middle English; an example is flâneur, via French from the Old Norse verb flana "to
16th century in literature (4,678 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This article presents lists of literary events and publications in the 16th century. 1501 Italic type (cut by Francesco Griffo) is first used by Aldus
De Beneficiis (2,309 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
De Beneficiis (English: On Benefits) is a first-century work by Seneca the Younger. It forms part of a series of moral essays (or "Dialogues") composed
1604 in literature (851 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1604. January 1 – The King's Men perform Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer
Ludovic Stewart, 2nd Duke of Lennox (3,070 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Ludovic Stewart, 2nd Duke of Lennox and 1st Duke of Richmond (29 September 1574 – 16 February 1624), Seigneur d'Aubigny in France, lord of the Manor of
John Dury (3,027 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
John Dury (1596 in Edinburgh – 1680 in Kassel) was a Scottish Calvinist minister and a significant intellectual of the English Civil War period. He made
Shrewsbury (12,708 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Shrewsbury (/ˈʃroʊzbri/ (listen) SHROHZ-bree, /ˈʃruːz-/ (listen) SHROOZ-) is a large market town and the county town of Shropshire, England. The town is
Cavendish family (2,421 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Cavendish (or de Cavendish) family (/ˈkævəndɪʃ/) is a British noble family, of Anglo-Norman origins (though with an Anglo-Saxon name, originally a
Master builder (453 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
A master builder or master mason is a central figure leading construction projects in pre-modern times (a precursor to the modern architect and engineer)
Anelida and Arcite (311 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Anelida and Arcite is a 357-line English poem by Geoffrey Chaucer. It tells the story of Anelida, queen of Armenia and her wooing by false Arcite from
1604 in literature (851 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1604. January 1 – The King's Men perform Shakespeare's comedy A Midsummer
Pargeting (336 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
feeling of motion and flow." Pargeting derives from the word 'parget', a Middle English term that is probably derived from the Old French pargeter or parjeter
McLaughlin (surname) (1,608 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article
spellings). O'Melaghlin was a phonetic rendering into Anglo-Norman and Middle English of ó Mǽilsheáchlainn. That family is part of the historic Clann Cholmáin
Chester Mystery Plays (715 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
The Chester Mystery Plays is a cycle of mystery plays originating in the city of Chester, England and dating back to at least the early part of the 15th
Huchoun (821 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
A. Epistle of Sweet Susan in Heroic Women for the Old Testament in Middle English Verse, Kalamazoo, Michigan: Medieval Institute Publications, 1991 Harvey
1655 in literature (589 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1655. February 24 – The English playwright Thomas Porter abducts his future
Adam Pinkhurst (1,161 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
Scribes and the City: London Guildhall Clerks and the Dissemination of Middle English Literature 1375-1425 (York Medieval Press, 2013). http://www.oxforddnb
Chanonry of Ross (2,365 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Castle Chanonry of Ross, also known as Seaforth Castle, was located in the town of Fortrose, to the north-east of Inverness, on the peninsula known as
Saint Patrick's Saltire (6,500 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Saint Patrick's Saltire or Saint Patrick's Cross is a red saltire (X-shaped cross) on a white field, used to represent the island of Ireland or Saint Patrick
Siege of Thebes (poem) (557 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article
Siege of Thebes is a 4716 line poem written by John Lydgate between 1420 and 1422. Lydgate composed the Siege of Thebes directly following his composition
Pierce the Ploughman's Crede (2,032 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
ISBN 0-19-871102-6. Szittya, Penn R. (1977). "The Antifraternal Tradition in Middle English". Speculum. 52 (2): 287–313. doi:10.2307/2850514. JSTOR 2850514. Penn
Virtuous pagan (757 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
pagan in Middle English literature, DIANE Publishing, 1989, ISBN 978-0-87169-795-0. Vitto, Cindy L (1989). "The Virtuous Pagan. In Middle English Literature"
Phonological change (5,806 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
it merged with B. For a simple example, without alternation, early Middle English /d/ after stressed syllables followed by /r/ became /ð/: módor, fæder
Interrogative word (1,594 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
in Middle English (following spelling change) the vowel changed to /uː/ and it followed the same sound change as how before it, but with the Middle English
Fossil word (722 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
helter skelter, as in "scattered helter skelter about the office", Middle English skelten to hasten hither, as in "come hither", "hither and thither"
Jack Upland (300 words) [view diff] no match in snippet view article find links to article
Jack Upland or Jack up Lande (c. 1389–96?) is a polemical, probably Lollard, literary work which can be seen as a "sequel" to Piers Plowman, with Antichrist
Chancery (161 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
former office of the Roman Curia Chancery Standard of 15th century Middle English Central Chancery of the Orders of Knighthood, British office that deals
Phonemic orthography (3,115 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
alphabetic but highly nonphonemic; it was once mostly phonemic during the Middle English stage, when the modern spellings originated, but spoken English changed
The Devil's Coach Horses (199 words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article
from eafor "packhorse", from a verb aferian "transport", related to Middle English aver "draught-horse", a word surviving in northern dialects. The Proto-Germanic