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Laurence, Margaret

(Encyclopedia) Laurence, Margaret (Jean Margaret Laurence), 1926–87, Canadian novelist, b. Manitoba. She lived in Somaliland, Ghana, and England and many of her early works had an…

Camp Laurence

Camp LaurenceBeth was postmistress, for, being most at home, she could attend to it regularly, and dearly liked the daily task of unlocking the little door and distributing the mail. One…

The Laurence Boy

The Laurence Boy"Jo! Jo! Where are you?" cried Meg at the foot of the garret stairs."Here!" answered a husky voice from above, and, running up, Meg found her sister eating apples and crying…

Oliphant, Laurence

(Encyclopedia) Oliphant, Laurence ŏl´ĭfənt [key], 1829–88, British author, b. Capetown, South Africa. Although he wrote some valuable travel books, he is probably best remembered for…

Margaret I

(Encyclopedia) Margaret I, 1353–1412, queen of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, daughter of Waldemar IV of Denmark. She was married (1363) to King Haakon VI of Norway, son of Magnus…

Margaret

(Encyclopedia) Margaret, 1930–2002, British princess, second daughter of King George VI and sister of Queen Elizabeth II , b. Glamis, Scotland. In 1960 she married a…

Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant (Wilson)

(Encyclopedia) Oliphant, Margaret Oliphant (Wilson), 1828–97, Scottish author. She was widowed at the age of 31 and subsequently supported her own three children and her brother and his…

Laurence Yep

Chinese-American writer Laurence Yep is the author of Dragonwings (1975), Child of the Owl (1977) and dozens of other books for young readers. Yep studied at Marquette University and earned an…

Laurence Olivier

English actor Sir Laurence Olivier has been hailed as one of the 20th century's greatest classical actors and interpreters of William Shakespeare. Dark-eyed, strong-jawed and intense, Olivier rapidly…

Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne played the tough, mysterious, leather-clad Morpheus in the box office hit The Matrix (1999, with Keanu Reeves) and its sequels. Fishburne was acting on a national level from a…