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Osborne Beauclerk, 12th Duke Of St Albans
OSBORNE DE VERE BEAUCLERK, 12TH DUKE OF ST ALBANS (16 October 1874 – 2 March 1964) was a British peer and Army officer . The Duke
Duke
was styled LORD OSBORNE BEAUCLERK from 1874 to 1934. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 See also * 3 Sources * 4 References * 5 External links * 6 Ancestry BIOGRAPHYLord Osborne Beauclerk was the son of William Beauclerk, 10th Duke
Duke
of St Albans ; his mother was Grace Bernal-Osborne of Tipperary , Ireland , a descendant of the politician and actor Ralph Bernal . Lord Osborne (aka Obby Beauclerk) served as a Captain in the 17th Lancers during the Boer War , returning to the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
in December 1901
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Greyhound Lines
GREYHOUND LINES, INC., usually shortened to GREYHOUND, is an intercity bus common carrier serving over 3,800 destinations across North America. The company's first route began in Hibbing, Minnesota in 1914, and the company adopted the name The Greyhound
Greyhound
Corporation in 1929. Since October 2007, Greyhound
Greyhound
has been a subsidiary of British transportation company FirstGroup
FirstGroup
, but continues to be based in Dallas, Texas
Dallas, Texas
, where it has been headquartered since 1987. Greyhound and sister companies in FirstGroup
FirstGroup
America are the largest motorcoach operators in the United States and Canada
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Free Travel Pass
A FREE TRAVEL PASS is the privilege of a certain class of passengers to use a public transport service without paying a fare or presenting a ticket . They may need to present an identification card produced by their employer or other sponsoring organization, or by the transit provider. CONTENTS * 1 Types of passenger * 2 Funding * 3 List of examples * 4 See also TYPES OF PASSENGERThe following types of passenger sometimes receive free travel on transport services: * Students (e.g
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His Grace
HIS GRACE or HER GRACE is a style used for various high-ranking personages. It was the style used to address Kings of England until Henry VIII and the King or Queen of Scots up to the Act of Union of 1707, which united the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England . Today, the style is used when referring to non-royal dukes and duchesses, and archbishops, in the United Kingdom. For example, His Grace The Duke of Devonshire
Duke of Devonshire
in the United Kingdom, or His Grace The Archbishop of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury
; or Your Grace in spoken or written address. Royal dukes , for example The Duke of York
Duke of York
, are addressed with their higher royal style, Royal Highness
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the UK includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to its east, the English Channel
English Channel
to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world
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Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess Of Lansdowne
HENRY CHARLES KEITH PETTY-FITZMAURICE, 5TH MARQUESS OF LANSDOWNE, KG , GCSI , GCMG , GCIE , PC (14 January 1845 – 3 June 1927) was a British statesman who served successively as the fifth Governor General of Canada , Viceroy of India
Viceroy of India
, Secretary of State for War , and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs . In 1917, during the First World War, he wrote to the press (the " Lansdowne Letter
Lansdowne Letter
") vainly advocating a compromise peace. He has the distinction of having held senior positions in both Liberal Party and Conservative Party governments
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Sir Douglas Haig
Field Marshal DOUGLAS HAIG, 1ST EARL HAIG, KT , GCB , OM , GCVO , KCIE (/heɪɡ/ ; 19 June 1861 – 29 January 1928) was a senior officer of the British Army . During the First World War he commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) on the Western Front from late 1915 until the end of the war. He was commander during the Battle of the Somme , the battle with one of the highest casualties in British military history , the Third Battle of Ypres , the German Spring Offensive , and the Hundred Days Offensive , which led to the armistice of 11 November 1918 . Although he had gained a favourable reputation during the immediate post-war years, with his funeral becoming a day of national mourning, Haig has since the 1960s become an object of criticism for his leadership during the First World War. He was nicknamed "Butcher Haig" for the two million British casualties endured under his command
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GbE
The MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE is a British order of chivalry , rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil Service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V
George V
, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male, or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal , whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were at first made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions
Dominions
of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India
Viceroy of India

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DStJ
The ORDER OF ST JOHN, formally the MOST VENERABLE ORDER OF THE HOSPITAL OF SAINT JOHN OF JERUSALEM (French : l'ordre très vénérable de l'Hôpital de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem ) and also known as ST JOHN INTERNATIONAL, is a royal order of chivalry first constituted in 1888 by royal charter from Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
. It evolved from a faction of the Order of Malta that emerged in France
France
in the 1820s and moved to Britain in the early 1830s, where, after operating under a succession of grand priors and different names, it became associated with the founding in 1882 of the St John Ophthalmic Hospital near the old city of Jerusalem
Jerusalem
and the St John Ambulance Brigade in 1887
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Hereditary Peerage
HEREDITARY PEERS form part of the peerage in the United Kingdom . There are over eight hundred peers who hold titles that may be inherited . Formerly, most of them were entitled to sit in the House of Lords , but since the House of Lords Act 1999 was passed, only 92 are permitted to do so, unless they are also a life peer. Peers are called to the House of Lords with a writ of summons . Not all hereditary titles are titles of the peerage. For instance, baronets and baronetesses may pass on their titles, but they are not peers. Conversely, the holder of a non-hereditary title may belong to the peerage, as with life peers . Peerages may be created by means of letters patent , but the granting of new hereditary peerages has dwindled, with only six having been created since 1965, mostly for members of the royal family
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Duke
A DUKE (male) ( British English
British English
: /djuːk/ or American English
American English
: /duːk/ ) or DUCHESS (female) can either be a monarch ruling over a duchy or a member of the nobility , historically of highest rank below the monarch . The title comes from French duc, itself from the Latin dux , 'leader', a term used in republican Rome to refer to a military commander without an official rank (particularly one of Germanic or Celtic origin), and later coming to mean the leading military commander of a province. The title dux survived in the Eastern Roman Empire
Eastern Roman Empire
where it was used in several contexts signifying a rank equivalent to a captain or general. Later on, in the 11th century, the title Megas Doux
Megas Doux
was introduced for the post of commander-in-chief of the entire navy
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Sir Thomas Osborne, 9th Baronet
SIR THOMAS OSBORNE, 9TH BARONET, MP (1757 – 3 June 1821) was an Irish baronet and politician. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Marriage and issue * 3 See also * 4 Sources * 5 References * 6 External links BIOGRAPHYHe was the eldest son of Sir William Osborne, 8th Baronet and wife Elizabeth née Christmas. Sir Thomas sat as a Member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons for Carysfort between 1776 and 1797 and served as High Sheriff of County Waterford in 1795, having succeeded to the baronetcy upon his father's death in 1783. MARRIAGE AND ISSUEOsborne married on 6 April 1816 at St. Margaret\'s Church, Rochester , Kent , Catherine Rebecca Smith (1796 - 10 October 1856). Catherine Rebecca Smith was the daughter of Major Robert Smith RM (1754 - Chatham, Kent , 2 July 1813) and his wife Margaret Ramsay (1766 - Newtown , Ireland, April 1839), and a granddaughter of the Revd James Ramsay and his wife Rebecca Akers
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House Of Stuart
The HOUSE OF STUART, originally STEWART and, in Gaelic, STIùBHART was a European royal house that originated in Scotland. The dynasty's patrilineal Breton ancestors had held the office of High Steward of Scotland since the 12th century, after arriving by way of Norman England . The royal Stewart line was founded by Robert II , and they were Kings and Queens of Scots from the late 14th century until the union with England in 1707. Mary, Queen of Scots , was brought up in France, where she adopted the French spelling of the name, Stuart. Her son, James VI of Scotland , inherited the thrones of England and Ireland upon the death of Elizabeth I in 1603. Except for the period of the Commonwealth, 1649–1660, the Stuarts were monarchs of the British Isles and its growing empire , until the death of Queen Anne in 1714. In total, nine Stewart/Stuart monarchs ruled Scotland alone from 1371 until 1603
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Peerage Of England
The PEERAGE OF ENGLAND comprises all peerages created in the Kingdom of England before the Act of Union in 1707. In that year, the Peerages of England and Scotland were replaced by one Peerage of Great Britain . Until the passage of the House of Lords
House of Lords
Act 1999 , all Peers of England could sit in the House of Lords
House of Lords
. (Women peers of England were only granted seats with the Peerage Act 1963 ). The ranks of the English peerage are, in descending order, Duke
Duke
, Marquess , Earl
Earl
, Viscount
Viscount
, and Baron
Baron
. While most newer English peerages descend only in the male line, many of the older ones (particularly older baronies) can descend through females
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Sir William Osborne, 8th Baronet
SIR WILLIAM OSBORNE, 8TH BARONET, PC , MP (d. 30 September 1783) was an Irish baronet and politician. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Marriage and issue * 3 See also * 4 Sources * 5 External links BIOGRAPHYThe son of Sir John Osborne, 7th Baronet and wife Editha Proby, he succeeded in the baronetcy on 11 April 1743. Osborne served as High Sheriff of County Waterford in 1750 and served as a Member of Parliament in the Irish House of Commons for Carysfort between 1761 and 1768, for Dungarvan between 1768 and 1783 and for Carysfort again in 1783, and was sworn of the Irish Privy Council in 1770. MARRIAGE AND ISSUESir William Osborne married (lic. 20 March 1749) Elizabeth Christmas, daughter of Thomas Christmas MP, of Whitfield , Co
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Donald Adamson
DONALD ADAMSON (born 30 March 1939) is a British literary scholar , historian , philosopher and biographer . Books which Adamson has written include Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal
: Mathematician, Physicist, and Thinker about God and The Curriers\' Company : A Modern History. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Honours and fellowships * 3 Scope of his writing * 4 Philosophy of literature * 5 Bibliography * 6 References * 7 External links BIOGRAPHYAdamson, elder son of the late Donald Adamson, was born at Culcheth , Lancashire
Lancashire
, and brought up on his family's farm at Lymm
Lymm
, in the county of Cheshire
Cheshire
where his mother's Booth family were resident for upwards of 500 years; his maternal uncle, and godfather, was Gerald Loxley
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