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1) Vanbrugh, Sir John. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English dramatist, architect, soldier, and adventurer, b. London, of Flemish descent. In 1686 he obtained a commission in the army. He was arrested for espionage...

2) Blenheim Park. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Blenheim Park, estate, Oxfordshire, central England, near Woodstock. The stately palace was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh and stands on spacious grounds. Seat of...

3) Hawksmoor, Nicholas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English architect involved in the development of most of the great buildings of the English baroque. From the age of 21 he assisted Sir Christopher Wren in the design...

4) Betterton, Thomas. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English actor and manager. He joined Sir William D'Avenant's company at Lincoln's Inn Fields theater in 1661 and became the leading actor of the Restoration stage,...

5) Marlborough, Sarah Churchill, duchess of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sarah Churchill, duchess of, 1660-1744, confidante of Queen Anne of England. Born Sarah Jennings, she was a childhood friend of Princess Anne. In 1677 she married...

6) Sheridan, Richard Brinsley. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Richard Brinsley, 1751-1816, English dramatist and politician, b. Dublin. His father, Thomas Sheridan, was an actor and teacher of elocution and his mother, Frances...

7) Georgian architecture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Georgian architecture, It includes several trends in English architecture that were predominant during the reigns (1714-1830) of George I, George II, George III,...

8) Anne, queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ireland (1702-7), later queen of Great Britain and Ireland (1707-14), daughter of James II and Anne Hyde; successor to William III. 1 Early LifeReared as a Protestant...

9) English art and architecture. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English art and architecture, the distinctive national art and architecture that art may be said to have evolved in the 12th cent. with the Norman style. Building...

10) English literature. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...English literature, literature written in English since c.1450 by the inhabitants of the British Isles; it was during the 15th cent. that the English language acquired...

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