Whether, as alleged by some, Waynflete fled and hid himself during the period covered by the battle of Wakefield and Edward's fist parliament in 1461, is very doubtful.
He unsuccessfully contested Blackburn in 1900 and Wakefield in 1902, and in 1903 he became chairman of the Independent Labour party.
On the shores of the Gulf St Vincent, again, from 1835 to 1837, South Australia was created by another joint-stock company, as an experiment in the Wakefield scheme of colonization.
EDWARD GIBBON WAKEFIELD (1796-1862), British colonial statesman, was born in London on the 10th of March 1796, of an originally Quaker family.
His father, Edward Wakefield (1774-1854), author of Ireland, Statistical and Political (1812), was a surveyor and land agent in extensive practice; his grandmother, Priscilla Wakefield (1751-1832), was a popular author for the young, and one of the introducers of savings banks.
Wakefield was for a short time at Westminster School, and was brought up to his father's profession, which he relinquished on occasion of his elopement at the age of twenty with Miss Pattle, the orphan daughter of an Indian civil servant.
Miss Turner was decoyed from school by means of a forged letter, and made to believe that she could only save her father from ruin by marrying Wakefield, whom she accordingly accompanied to Gretna Green.
A disgrace which would have blasted the career of most men made Wakefield a practical statesman and a benefactor to his country.
After his release Wakefield seemed disposed for a while to turn his attention to social questions at home, and produced a tract on the Punishment of Death, with a terribly graphic picture of the condemned sermon in Newgate, and another on incendiarism in the rural districts, with an equally powerful exhibition of the degraded condition of the agricultural labourer.
In 1836 Wakefield published the first volume of an edition of Adam Smith, which he did not complete.
The Durham Report, the charter of constitutional government in the colonies, though drawn up by Charles Buller, embodied the ideas of Wakefield, and the latter was the means of its being given prematurely to the public through The Times, to prevent its being tampered with by the government.
For several years Wakefield continued to direct the New Zealand Company, fighting its battles with the colonial office and the missionary interest, and secretly inspiring and guiding many parliamentary committees on colonial subjects, especially on the abolition of transportation.
In 1846 Wakefield, exhausted with labour, was struck down by apoplexy, and spent more than a year in complete retirement, writing during his gradual recovery his Art of Colonization.
Wakefield seceded, and joined Lord Lyttelton and John Robert Godley in establishing the Canterbury settlement as a Church of England colony.
His only son, Edward Jerningham Wakefield (1820-1879), was a New Zealand politician.
After serving in the Spanish army William Hayward Wakefield (1803-1848) emigrated to New Zealand in 1839.
Arthur Wakefield (1799-1843), who was associated with his brother in these transactions about land, was killed during a fight with some natives at Wairau on the 17th of June 1843.
The third brother was Felix Wakefield (1807-1875), an engineer.
Wakefield was a man of large views and lofty aims, and in private life displayed the warmth of heart which commonly accompanies these qualities.
For an impartial examination of the Wakefield system, see LeroyBeaulieu, De la colonisation chez les peuples modernes (3rd ed.
Garnett's Life of Wakefield (1898).
At the time of the Conquest Halifax formed part of the extensive manor of Wakefield, which belonged to the king, but in the 13th century was in the hands of John, earl Warrenne (c. 1245-1305).
2), Thomas Day (author of Sandford and Merton), Sterne, Warburton, Hutcheson, Beattie, John Wesley, Whitfield, Adam Smith, Millar, Robertson, Dr Johnson, Paley, Gregory, Gilbert Wakefield, Bishop Porteus, Dean Tucker.
JOHN POTTER (c. 1674-1747), archbishop of Canterbury, was the son of a linen-draper at Wakefield, Yorkshire, and was born about 1674.
Fox's time at St Anne's was largely spent in gardening, in the enjoyment of the country, and in correspondence on literary subjects with his nephew, the 3rd Lord Holland, and with Gilbert Wakefield, the editor of Euripides.
1495), also his son the earl of Rutland, who with Richard himself, fell at the battle of Wakefield in 1460, are buried in the church.
In vain Edward Gibbon Wakefield, organizer of colonizing associations, prayed and intrigued for permission to repeat in New Zealand the experiment tried by him in South Australia.
Wakefield, Adventure in New Zealand (new ed., New Zealand, 1908); Hon.
Of Wakefield, on the Great Northern and (Horbury and Ossett.
Richard of York's death at Wakefield (Dec. 29, 1460), and the queen's victory at St Albans (Feb.
Of Wakefield on the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway.
In the township is the Wakefield Home for Aged Women, and a Y.M.C.A.
Within the present limits of Wakefield the first settlement was made, in 1639, in that part of the old township`of Lynn which in 1644 was incorporated as Reading.
In 1868 the present name was adopted in honour of Cyrus Wakefield, who established the rattan works here.
A portion of Stoneham was annexed to Wakefield in 1889.
Eaton, "Wakefield," in S.
WAKEFIELD, a township of Middlesex county, Massachusetts, U.S.A., about 10 m.
Wakefield is served by three branches of the Boston & Maine railway and by electric interurban railway to neighbouring towns and cities.
It contains the outlying villages of Greenwood, Montrose and Boyntonville; and, larger than these, Wakefield, near the centre of the township. In this village is the town hall, the gift of Cyrus Wakefield (1811-1873), and the Beebe Town Library, founded in 1856 as the Public Library of South Reading, and later renamed in honour of Lucius Beebe, a generous patron.
Slain at Wakefield (Dec. 30, 1460).
The revenge taken by the new king and his cousin Richard of Warwick for the slaughter at Wakefield and StAlbans was prompt and dreadful.
But the act was repudiated by Margaret of Anjou and her followers, and the duke was slain at Wakefield fighting against them.