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Brewer's: Dick

That happened in the reign of Queen Dick—i.e. never; there never was a Queen Richard. Dick's Hatband (Richard Cromwell, 1626-1712.) (1) Dick's hatband, which was made of sand. His regal…

Brewer's: Jockey of Norfolk

Sir John Howard, a firm adherent of Richard III. On the night before the battle of Bosworth he found in his tent the warning couplet: Jockey of Norfolk, be not too bold, For Dickon, thy…