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King William Island

(Encyclopedia) King William Island, part of the Arctic Archipelago, in the Arctic Ocean, Nunavut Territory, Canada, between Boothia Peninsula and Victoria Island. The northern coast of…

Kings

(Encyclopedia) Kings, county, N.Y.: see Brooklyn , borough.

Kings

(Encyclopedia) Kings, books of the Bible, originally a single work in the Hebrew canon. They are called First and Second Kings in modern Bibles, and Third and Fourth Kingdoms in the…

Kings

(Encyclopedia) Kings, river, 125 mi (201 km) long, rising in three forks in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., and flowing SW to Tulare Lake in the San Joaquin valley. Its middle and southern…

Suicide Kings

Director:Peter O'FallonWriters:Gina Goldman, Josh McKinney, Wayne Allan Rice and Don StanfordDirector of Photography:Christopher BaffaEditor:Chris PeppeMusic:Graeme RevellProduction Designer:…

King Arthur

King Arthur is one of the great mythic figures of English literature. Dozens of legends and romantic images have grown up around him: the knights of the Round Table, Merlin the wizard, and the Holy…

Crerar, Thomas Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Crerar, Thomas Alexander, 1876–1975, Canadian political leader. Under his able direction the United Grain Growers, Ltd., of which he was president (1907–29), became one…

Overbury, Sir Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Overbury, Sir Thomas, 1581–1613, English author and courtier. He was a friend and adviser to Robert Carr, an Oxford acquaintance. The two quarreled violently when…

Hoccleve, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Hoccleve or Occleve, Thomas hŏk´lēv, ŏk´– [key], c.1368–c.1450, English poet, an imitator of Chaucer. He was a clerk in the office of the Privy Seal. His…

Pride, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Pride, Thomas, d. 1658, English parliamentary soldier in the English civil war . In Dec., 1648, acting on the orders of the army council, he carried out Pride…