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Brewer's: Remis atque Velis

(Latin). With oars and sails. Tooth and nail; with all despatch. “We were going remis atque velis into the interests of the Pretender, since a Scot had presented a Jacobite at court.&…

Brewer's: George

(St.) (g soft). Gibbon, in his Decline and Fall, ii. 323, asserts that the patron saint of England was George of Cappadocia, the turbulent Arian Bishop of Alexandria, torn to pieces by the …

King George V

Name at birth: George Frederick Ernest AlbertEngland's George V was the king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1910 until 1935, a span that included World War I (1914-18). A naval officer wh…

George Foreman

The Question: How many sons does the boxer George Foreman have with the name of George? I have heard both seven and eight. Can you find the answer to this question? …

King George I

George I was the first Hanoverian king of England and Ireland, a German who was on the throne from 1714 until his death in 1727. He was born to the first Elector of Hanover, Ernest Augustus, and his m…

George Bush

George Bush was the 41st president of the United States, serving a single term from 1989-1993. His son, George W. Bush, also was president from 2001-2009. George Bush the elder had a varied career in…

George VI

Name at birth: Albert Frederick Arthur George Saxe-Coburg-GothaCalled Albert as a young man, the future king George VI was the great-grandson of Queen Victoria and the second son of King George V. Alb…

George II

King George II was a Hanoverian prince who rose to the throne of Britain in 1727. His 33-year reign included wars with Spain and France and the expansion of the British empire into Canada and India. T…

George III

Britain's King George III was the 18th century monarch who lost the fight to keep control over the American colonies. The third monarch of the Hanover house and the first to be born in England, he he…

George Washington

George Washington is called "the father of his country" for his crucial role in fighting for, creating and leading the United States of America in its earliest days. George Washington was a surveyor,…