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Brewer's: Wroth Money

or Wroth Silver. Money paid to the lord in lieu of castle guard for military service; a tribute paid for killing accidentally some person of note; a tri…

Mary I

England's Queen Mary I was the fourth monarch of the Tudor dynasty, whose five-year reign was marked by a brief return to Catholicism in the midst of the English Reformation. She was the only child o…

Mary

Mary is the mother of Jesus of Nazareth in Christian and Islamic scriptures. Catholicism and some other Christian traditions honor her as a special saint, the "blessed virgin," who hears and acts upon…

Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene is one of several women who followed and "provided for" Jesus of Nazareth during his traveling ministry, according to Christian scriptures. Mary Magdalene is also variously portrayed i…

Roger Maris

Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 to break baseball's single-season record of 60, set by Babe Ruth in 1927. Maris set the new record after a spirited season-long duel with fellow New York Yankee Mi…

Mary Shelley

Name at birth: Mary Wollstonecraft GodwinEnglish author Mary Godwin Shelley wrote Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus and was second wife of the great poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary Godwin was the…

Marie Antoinette

Name at birth: Maria AntoniaMarie Antoinette was the Queen of France during the French Revolution. Resented by the French citizenry for her foreign birth and extravagant lifestyle, Marie has gone down…

Marie Osmond

Name at birth: Olive Marie Osmond Marie Osmond wasn't yet born when her older brothers began singing on radio and TV as The Osmond Brothers; she made her debut with her brothers at age 3 on The Andy W…

Mary Travers

Mary Travers was the earnest, sweet-voiced singer from the folk group Peter, Paul & Mary. With hits like "Leavin' on a Jet Plane," "If I Had a Hammer," and "Puff (the Magic Dragon)," they were leaders…

Mary Lincoln

Mary Todd Lincoln was the wife of President Abraham Lincoln and the First Lady of the United States from 1861 until her husband's assassination in 1865. Born into a prosperous family in Kentucky, Mar…