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Council of

(Encyclopedia) Council of. For many entries beginning thus, see the next term in the council's name, e.g., Foreign Ministers, Council of and Ten, Council of.

Bedford, John of Lancaster, duke of

(Encyclopedia) Bedford, John of Lancaster, duke of, 1389–1435, English nobleman; third son of Henry IV of England and brother of Henry V. At the death (1422) of his brother and succession of his 9-…

District of Columbia, University of the

(Encyclopedia) District of Columbia, University of the, at Washington, D.C.; coeducational; land-grant and federally supported; est. 1976 with the merger of three existing colleges; predominantly…

Protocols of the Elders of Zion

(Encyclopedia) Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a fraudulent document that reported the alleged proceedings of a conference of Jews in the late 19th cent., at which they discussed plans to overthrow…

Field of the Cloth of Gold

(Encyclopedia) Field of the Cloth of Gold, locality between Guines and Ardres, not far from Calais, in France, where in 1520 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France met for the purpose of…