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Faërie

or Feerie. The land of the fays or faeries. The chief fay realms are Avalon, an island somewhere in the ocean; Oberon's dominions, situate “in wilderness among the holtis hairy;&#8221…

Faërie Queene

A metrical romance in six books, by Edmund Spenser (incomplete). It details the adventures of various knights, who impersonate different virtues, and belong to the court of Gloriana, Queen …

Queen

Greek, gyne (a woman); Sanskrit, goni; Swedish, qvenna; Gothic, queins; Anglo-Saxon, cwen. (See Sir.) Queen, “woman,” is equivalent to “mother.” In the translation …

Queen of Sheba

Queen of Sheba was an ancient name for Abyssinia, a kingdom on the Red Sea in the vicinity of modern Ethiopia and Yemen. The Queen of Sheba is best known for a story in the Bible's book of Kings: at t…

The Queen's Birthday

The Queen's public birthday usually falls on the second Saturday in June by Liz Olson Queen Elizabeth in 1958 Related Links Queen Elizabeth II Quiz …

Queen Rania

Name at birth: Rania Al-YassinRania Al Abdullah has been the queen of Jordan since 1999, when her husband, Abdullah II, became king. Born in Kuwait to Palestinian parents, Rania graduated from the Am…

Queen Beatrix

Name at birth: Beatrix Wilhelmina ArmgardQueen Beatrix was the ruler of The Netherlands from 1980 until 2013, when she abdicated in favor of her son Willem-Alexander. Beatrix was born to Crown Princes…

Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria reigned over the British Empire for nearly 64 years, from 1837-1901. She presided over a period of industrial progress, artistic successes and political empire-building which became kno…

Queen Regnant

A queen who holds the crown in her own right, in contradistinction to a Queen Consort, who is queen only because her husband is king. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Bre…

Queen's English

(The). Dean Alford wrote a small book on this subject, whence has arisen three or four phrases, such as “clipping the Queen's English,” “murdering the Queen's English,&#82…