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Jerome Horsey
SIR JEROME HORSEY (c. 1550 – 1626), of Great Kimble , Buckinghamshire, was an English explorer , diplomat and politician in the 16th and 17th centuries. He spent much time in Russia over the course of seventeen years, first arriving in 1573 and leaving in 1591. He got to know well many leading people at the Russian Court. He first travelled to Moscow as an agent for the Russia Company , and later acted as an envoy of Tsar Ivan to Queen Elizabeth and then from the English court under Queen Elizabeth to Ivan. After returning to England, Horsey served in the House of Commons , sitting on many committees including the Committee for Returns, Elections, and Privileges. Knighted in 1603, he wrote accounts of his time in Russia which have been published several times, and was the subject of two novels
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Pilten
PILTENE ( pronunciation (help ·info ); Polish : Piltyń, German : Pilten) is a town in northwestern Latvia . The ruins of Piltene Castle are located in Piltene. POPULATION YEAR POPULATION 1989 1 929 2000 1 800 2001 1 817 2002 1 804 2003 1 778 2004 1 776 2005 1 738 2006 1 736 2007 1 717 2008 1 705 2009 1 683Population (Year): 40,000 (1795) HISTORY * 1220: King Valdemar II of Denmark erects a castle on the site. * SEPTEMBER 1234: Bishopric of Courland (Bistum Kurland) established (formally declared on 11 February 1232), consisting of three separate enclaves after numerous distributions of the Couronian lands among the Bishops of Courland, and of Riga , and the Teutonic Order . Note: the bishops were also rulers of the island of Runö (now Ruhnu in southwest Estonia) from at least 1341
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Spanish Empire
The SPANISH EMPIRE (Spanish : Imperio español) was one of the largest empires in history. It reached the peak of its military, political and economic power under the Spanish Habsburgs , through most of the 16th and 17th centuries, and its greatest territorial extent under the House of Bourbon
House of Bourbon
in the 18th century, when it was the largest empire in the world. The Spanish Empire
Empire
became the foremost global power of its time and was the first to be called the empire on which the sun never sets . The Spanish Empire
Empire
originated during the Age of Discovery
Age of Discovery
after the voyages of Christopher Columbus
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Jeremy Bowes
SIR JEROME BOWES (died 1616) was an English ambassador to Russia and Member of Parliament in England. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Diplomatic mission to Russia * 3 Later years * 4 Writings * 5 Notes * 6 References EARLY LIFEHe was born into a Durham family, the son of John Bowes, and his wife Ann, née Gunville, whose family were from Gorleston , then in Suffolk. His name is included in the list of the gentlemen who followed Edward Clinton , to France, on his expedition to avenge the fall of Calais . It has been inferred from a casual mention of him by John Stowe that he was a client of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester in 1571, but he was banished from court six years later for slanderous speech against him. DIPLOMATIC MISSION TO RUSSIABowes was restored to favour, and in 1583 was appointed ambassador to Russia
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Saaremaa
SAAREMAA (Estonian pronunciation: ; Danish: ØSEL; English (esp. traditionally): OSEL; Finnish: SAARENMAA; Swedish the whole island has over 30,966 inhabitants. It is believed by some scholars to have been the historic Ultima Thule
Thule
. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 History * 3 Geography * 3.1 Nature * 3.2 Kaali Meteorite
Meteorite
* 3.3 Resources * 4 Characteristics * 5 Transportation * 6 Sport * 7 Famous residents * 8 Trivia * 9 Gallery * 10 See also * 11 References * 12 Further reading * 13 External links ETYMOLOGYThe island is called Saaremaa
Saaremaa
in Estonian , and in Finnish Saarenmaa — literally "isle land" or "island land". In old Scandinavian sagas, Saaremaa
Saaremaa
is called Eysysla and in the Icelandic Sagas Eysýsla, which means exactly the same as the name of the island in Estonian: "the district (land) of island"
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Magnus Of Livonia
MAGNUS OF HOLSTEIN (5 September 1540 – 28 March 1583) was a Prince of Denmark and a member of the House of Oldenburg . As a vassal of Ivan IV of Russia , he was the titular King of Livonia from 1570 to 1578. CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 King of Livonia * 3 Spouse and issue * 4 Ancestry * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links EARLY LIFEDuke Magnus was born at the Copenhagen Castle in 1540 as the second son of King Christian III of Denmark and Norway and Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg . At the age of 17 he was sent to Germany to be educated at various German courts. Following the death of his father in 1559, he returned to Denmark for the coronation of his older brother, King Frederick II of Denmark . The same year, the prince-bishop of Ösel-Wiek and Courland Johannes V von Münchhausen in Old Livonia sold his lands to King Frederick II for 30,000 thalers
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Francis Walsingham
SIR FRANCIS WALSINGHAM (c. 1532 – 6 April 1590) was principal secretary to Queen Elizabeth I of England
Elizabeth I of England
from 20 December 1573 until his death and is popularly remembered as her "spymaster ". Born to a well-connected family of gentry, Walsingham attended Cambridge University and travelled in continental Europe before embarking on a career in law at the age of twenty. A committed Protestant , during the reign of the Catholic Queen Mary I of England he joined other expatriates in exile in Switzerland and northern Italy until Mary's death and the accession of her Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. Walsingham rose from relative obscurity to become one of the small coterie who directed the Elizabethan state, overseeing foreign, domestic and religious policy. He served as English ambassador to France in the early 1570s and witnessed the St. Bartholomew\'s Day massacre
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Fyodor I Of Russia
FYODOR (THEODORE) I IVANOVICH (Russian : Фёдор I Иванович) or FEODOR I IOANNOVICH (Russian : Феодор I Иоаннович); 31 May 1557 – 16 or 17 January (NS) 1598), also known as FEODOR THE BELLRINGER, was the last Rurikid Tsar of Russia (1584–1598). Feodor's mother died when he was three, and he grew up in the shadow of his father, Ivan the Terrible . A pious man of retiring disposition, Feodor took little interest in politics, and the country was effectively administered in his name by Boris Godunov , the brother of his beloved wife Irina. His childless death left the Rurikid dynasty extinct, and spurred Russia's descent into the catastrophic Time of Troubles . In Russian documents, Feodor is sometimes called blessed (Russian : Блаженный). He is also listed in the "Great Synaxaristes " of the Orthodox Church, with his feast day on January 7 (OS)
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Great Kimble
GREAT AND LITTLE KIMBLE is a civil parish in Wycombe district , Buckinghamshire. It is located 5 mi (8.0 km) to the south of Aylesbury . In addition to the villages of Great Kimble and Little Kimble it contains the hamlets of Kimblewick and Marsh, and an area within Great Kimble is called Smokey Row. From the time of the 2011 Census the civil parish is called GREAT AND LITTLE KIMBLE CUM MARSH. It comprises the ancient ecclesiastical parishes of Great Kimble and Little Kimble and also the medieval Manors which had the same names. The two separate parishes were amalgamated in 1885, but kept their separate churches, St Nicholas for Great Kimble and All Saints for Little Kimble. They fell within the Hundred of Stone, which was originally one of the Three Hundreds of Aylesbury, later amalgamated into Aylesbury
Aylesbury
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Privy Council
A PRIVY COUNCIL is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government . The word "privy" means "private" or "secret"; thus, a privy council was originally a committee of the monarch 's closest advisors to give confidential advice on state affairs
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Esquire Of The Body
An ESQUIRE OF THE BODY was a personal attendant and courtier to the Kings of England in the late-medieval and early-modern periods. The position also existed in some lesser courts, such as that of the Prince of Wales
Prince of Wales
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Notes * 3 References * 4 Further reading HISTORYEsquires in Ordinary of the King's Body, often abbreviated to Esquires of the Body, became a formal position and title in the English royal household . The Liber Niger (the management manual of the English Royal Household from the reign of Edward IV through to the reign of Henry VIII) states that the Esquire
Esquire
of the Body should be "attendant upon the king's person, to array and unray him, and to watch day and night" to be ready to help the King because "no man else to set hands on the king"
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Library Of Congress Control Number
The LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER (LCCN) is a serially based system of numbering cataloging records in the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
in the United States. It has nothing to do with the contents of any book, and should not be confused with Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Classification . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Format * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe LCCN numbering system has been in use since 1898, at which time the acronym LCCN originally stood for Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Card Number. It has also been called the Library of Congress
Library of Congress
Catalog Card Number, among other names. The Library of Congress
Library of Congress
prepared cards of bibliographic information for their library catalog and would sell duplicate sets of the cards to other libraries for use in their catalogs
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Système Universitaire De Documentation
The SYSTèME UNIVERSITAIRE DE DOCUMENTATION or SUDOC is a system used by the libraries of French universities and higher education establishments to identify, track and manage the documents in their possession. The catalog, which contains more than 10 million references, allows students and researcher to search for bibliographical and location information in over 3,400 documentation centers
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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White Russia
WHITE RUSSIA (Old Church Slavonic : Бѣла Роусь, Bela Rous; Russian : Белая Русь, Belaya Rus), alternatively known as RUSSIA ALBA or WHITE RUTHENIA, is an archaism for the eastern part of present-day Belarus
Belarus
, including the cities of Polotsk
Polotsk
, Vitebsk
Vitebsk
, and Mogilev
Mogilev
. CONTENTS * 1 Name * 2 History * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 Bibliography * 6 External links NAME The coat of arms of the Polatsk Voivodeship : a Pahonia with a white background Ruthenia
Ruthenia
is the latinized version of Rus’ , a region in Eastern Europe inhabited by Slavs and the cradle of Kievan Rus
Kievan Rus
’, a 9th to 12th century state that existed in the territories of modern-day Belarus, Ukraine
Ukraine
, and Russia
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Slavic Translations Of The Bible
The history of all BIBLE TRANSLATIONS INTO SLAVIC LANGUAGES begins with Bible translations into Church Slavonic . Other languages include: CONTENTS* 1 East Slavic * 1.1 Old Belarusian * 1.2 Russian * 1.3 Ukrainian * 2 South Slavic * 2.1 Bulgarian * 2.2 Macedonian * 2.3 Serbian * 2.4 Croatian * 2.5 Bosnian * 2.6 Slovene * 2.6.1 Prekmurje Slovene * 3 West Slavic * 3.1 Polish * 3.2 Kashubian * 3.3 Czech * 3.4 Slovak * 3.5 Sorbian (Wendish) * 4 See also * 5 Footnotes * 6 References * 7 External links EAST SLAVICOLD BELARUSIAN Bible, published by Francysk Skaryna An effort to produce a version in the vernacular was made by Francysk Skaryna (d. after 1535), a native of Polatsk
Polatsk
in Belarus
Belarus

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