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British Empire

(Encyclopedia) British Empire, overseas territories linked to Great Britain in a variety of constitutional relationships, established over a period of three centuries. The establishment of the empire?

Hess, Dame Myra

(Encyclopedia) Hess, Dame Myra, 1890?1965, English pianist, studied at the Royal Academy of Music. She made her London debut in 1907 and first appeared in the United States in 1922. Her playing was?

Gipson, Lawrence Henry

(Encyclopedia) Gipson, Lawrence Henry g?ps?n, 1880?1971, American historian, b. Greeley, Colo. A Rhodes scholar, he received his Ph.D. from Yale in 1918 and taught at several schools before becoming?

Smyth, Dame Ethel Mary

(Encyclopedia) Smyth, Dame Ethel Mary sm?th, 1858?1944, English composer, studied at the Leipzig Conservatory. Besides her many songs and chamber music she wrote operas, including The Wreckers (1906?

Brent

(Encyclopedia) Brent, outer borough (1991 pop. 226,100) of Greater London, SE England. The area is a rail and industrial center. Its manufactures include automobile parts, clocks and watches, and?

Commonwealth games

(Encyclopedia) Commonwealth games, series of amateur athletic meets held among citizens of countries in the Commonwealth of Nations. Originated (1930) as the British Empire games, the series is held?

Evans, Dame Edith

(Encyclopedia) Evans, Dame Edith, 1888?1976, English actress. After her stage debut in 1912, Evans toured with Ellen Terry. Known for her resonant voice, she worked with the Old Vic (1925?26) and had?

Charles, Eugenia

(Encyclopedia) Charles, Eugenia (Mary Eugenia Charles), 1919?2005, Dominican politician, first female prime minister of Dominica (1980?95). A lawyer, she was a founder (1968) of the Dominica Freedom?

Stopes, Marie Carmichael

(Encyclopedia) Stopes, Marie Carmichael st?ps, 1880?1958, British paleobotanist and eugenicist, b. Edinburgh, D.Sc. Univ. of London, Ph.D. Univ. of Munich. She lectured on paleobotany at the?

Melba, Dame Nellie

(Encyclopedia) Melba, Dame Nellie, 1861?1931, Australian soprano, whose name originally was Helen Porter Mitchell. After study with Mathilde Marchesi in Paris, she made her operatic debut in Brussels?