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1) Yeomen of the Guard. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Yeomen of the Guard, bodyguard, now ceremonial in function, of the sovereign of England. When the guard was originated by Henry VII in 1485, its members had numerous...

2) Conservative party. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Conservative party, British political party, formally the Conservative and Unionist party and a continuation of the historic Tory party. 1 The Rise of the Conservative...

3) Wilkes-Barre. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Susquehanna River; settled 1769, inc. as a city 1871. Once a major anthracite coal center, Wilkes-Barre has factories manufacturing pencils, radios, glass, shoes,...

4) Marcellus of Ancyra. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Galatian churchman, the most violent opponent of Arianism in Asia Minor. He developed the theory that the Trinity was the result of emanations from God that would...

5) portcullis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...First used in Roman times against Hannibal, the portcullis reached its highest development in the 12th cent. as a characteristic feature of the defensive system of...

6) siege. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The history of siegecraft parallels the development of fortification and, later, artillery. In early times battering rams and bores were employed to break down the...

7) Fort Pillow. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Fort Pillow, fortification on the Mississippi River, N of Memphis, Tenn.; built by Confederate Gen. Gideon Pillow in 1862. Evacuated by the Confederates after the...

8) La Noue, Francois de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French Protestant general in the Wars of Religion (see Religion, Wars of). He fought at Jarnac (1569) and Moncontour (1569). In 1570 he lost his left arm in battle...

9) Travis, William Barrett. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Travis later moved (1831) to Texas and soon acquired local prominence. He was ardent in urging the revolt of the American settlers against Mexican rule. In the Texas...

10) Chapultepec. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Spanish viceroys later became the traditional home of the rulers of Mexico. Chapultepec, heavily fortified, was the scene of spectacular fighting during the Mexican...

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