fell to his two uncles, John of Bedford and Humphrey of Gloucester, the two surviving brothers of the late king.
That made all their children her aunts and uncles, and their grandchildren her cousins.
But Richard wds tactless; he openly flouted his two uncles, John of Gaunt and Thomas of Woodstock, and took no pains to conciliate either the baronage or the commons.
During the government of his uncles (Frederick Augustus I.
Lindsay-Bethune, routed the much superior combined forces (6000 men) of the shah's two rebellious uncles, Firman-Firma and Shuja es Saltana.
The period of war began with the Ditmarsh expedition, when the independent peasant-republic of the Ditmarshers of West Holstein, which had stoutly maintained its independence for centuries against the counts of Holstein and the Danish kings, was subdued by a Dano-Holstein army of 20,000 men in 1559, Frederick and his uncles John and Adolphus, dukes of Holstein, dividing the land between them.
An attempt made by his uncles to dislodge him proved unsuccessful, and no sooner was the young sovereign firmly settled than he began to meditate an extension of his own dominions.
There was a touching incident when the queen's uncles, the dukes of Cumberland and Sussex, two old men, came forward to perform their obeisance.
He also calculated that the demand itself would make the szlachta suspicious of all reform, including the Czartoryscian reforms, especially as both the king and his uncles were generally unpopular, as being innovators under foreign influence.
The social war (90-89 B.C.) had been brought to a close by the enfranchisement of Rome's Italian subjects; and the civil war which followed it led, after the departure of Sulla for the East, to the temporary triumph of the populares, led by Marius and Cinna, and the indiscriminate massacre of their political opponents, including both of Caesar's uncles.
During his short reign the young king, a sickly youth and of feeble understanding, was the mere tool of his uncles Francis, duke of Guise, and Charles, cardinal of Lorraine, into whose hands he virtually delivered the reins of government.
He saw one of his uncles dragged from the palace and butchered by a savage mob.
The first part of Islendinga (1202-1242) tells of the beginning and first part of the civil wars, the lives of Snorri and Sighvat, Sturla's uncles, of his cousin and namesake Sturla Sighvatsson, of Bishop Gudmund, and Thorwald Gizursson, - the fall of the Sturlungs, and with them the last hopes of the great houses to maintain the commonwealth, being the climax of the story.
In five years (1180-1186) he rid himself Augustus of the overshadowing power of Philip of Alsace, count (1180 of Flanders, and his own uncles, the counts of 1223).
The kings Should it be the uncles of the king, or his followers uncles and Clisson and Bureau de Ia Rivire, whom the nobles the Marcalled in mockery the Marmousets?
His uncles first n,ousets.
The death of the duke of Anjou at Ban (1384) gave preponderant influence to Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy, who increased the large and fruitless expenses of his Burgunclian policy to such a point that on the return of a last unfortunate expedition into Gelderland Charles VI., who had been made by him to marry Isabel of Bavaria, took the governMadness ment from his uncles on the 3rd of May 1389, and vi.
maiden aunts or awkward uncles who would be offended by the content of your speech?
Francis was under the spell of Mary Stuart, and she, little disposed to meddle with politics on her own account, was managed by her uncles, the cardinal of Lorraine and the duke of Guise.
Two uncles on the father's side having settled in America, he visited Maryland in 1763, with the view, it is said, of assisting to recover a tract of land of some extent about which a dispute had arisen, and was in this way induced to commence practice as a lawyer at Baltimore, where for a time he met with much success.
The kind uncles and aunts of the race are more esteemed than its true spiritual fathers and mothers.
Their reign was resisted by some of the king 's uncles.
Grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. are adopting the children of relatives.
He surrendered himself to the British in November; in April 1889 he and two of his uncles (under whose influence he chiefly acted) were found guilty of high treason and were exiled to St Helena.
John at first sought to conceal his share in the murder, but ultimately decided to confess to his uncles, and abruptly left Paris.
When his father died in 1381 some trouble arose over the family possessions, and in the following year an arrangement was made by which Frederick and his brothers shared Meissen and Thuringia with their uncles Balthasar and William.
Having received an appointment in the civil service of the East India Company, of which one of his uncles was a director, he reached Calcutta in the beginning of 1796.
Paolo determined to restore the glories of the house, and in 1540 he separated from his uncles.
One scribbler abused Johnson for being blear-eyed, another for being a pensioner; a third informed the world that one of the doctor's uncles had been convicted of felony in Scotland, and had found that there was in that country one tree capable of supportin the weight of an Englishman.
There is usually no distinction between brothers (or sisters) and cousins, all the children of brothers and sisters speak of each other as brothers and sisters, and they call uncles and aunts fathers and mothers.
Ali, and was therefore preferred by Abu Moslim to his uncles and cousins.
Philip's predecessors had consolidated the Capetian power within these narrow limits, but he himself was overshadowed by the power of his uncles, William, archbishop of Reims; Henry I., count of Champagne; and Theobald V., count of Blois and Chartres.
But from 1181 to 1185 he had to struggle against a feudal league of his Champagnard uncles and other great barons, whose most active member was Stephen I., count of Sancerre 1152-1191).
But the first fact on which we can rely with confidence is that, when not yet twenty, he obtained a post in the war-office, by means of the influence that he possessed through the marriage of one of his uncles to the sister of Michel Le Tellier, the secretary of state for war.
His uncles, John Breckinridge (1797-1841), professor of pastoral theology in the Princeton Theological Seminary in1836-1838and for many years after secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, and Robert Jefferson Breckinridge (1800-1871), for several years superintendent of public instruction in Kentucky, an important factor in the organization of the public school system of the state, a professor from 18J3 to 1871 in the Danville Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Danville, Kentucky, and the temporary chairman of the national Republican convention of 1864, were both prominent clergymen of the Presbyterian Church.
Three years later, with the help of his brother, Louis of Orleans, duke of Touraine, he threw off the tutelage of his uncles, whom he replaced by Bureau de la Riviere and others among his father's counsellors, nicknamed by the royal princes the marmousets because of their humble origin.
background, and his wife, Mary Stuart, queen of Scotland, who being a niece of the Guises brought her uncles, the constable Francis and the cardinal of Lorraine, into power.
Not only were there no grandparents, baby Claire Elizabeth was lacking aunts and uncles as well.
Are there maiden aunts or awkward uncles who would be offended by the content of your speech?
jostledren ran up to the five Southern Baptist men from North Carolina like they were long-lost uncles, giggling and jostling to get close.
Their reign was resisted by some of the king's uncles.
Mr Davison reports that his father and two paternal uncles all died of myocardial infarctions in their 40Ã¢s.
Our aunts were windows apart and our uncles wore those white undershirts with the scooped-out neck and arms.
Expect to work with very young children, middle school students, high school seniors, moms, dads, cousins, uncles, and grandparents.
This is the ultimate page turner, as Johnny fails to raise concern among his uncles over the disappearance of his grandfather.
Thank God I have two big uncles because they managed to get him out of the church and I stood at the alter with tears running down my face because I was so embarrassed.
You should invite your parents, siblings and their spouses, grandparents, aunts, uncles and first cousins you see frequently and dearest friends whom you see regularly.
Additional boutonnieres for grandfathers, uncles, brothers, or other men at the wedding may also be available for an additional charge.
Grandparents spending in Oregon can benefit their grandchildren in Minnesota while aunts and uncles in New York can help out their nephews and nieces in Florida.
Many of these kinship caregivers are grandparents or elderly aunts and uncles.
Be sure to ask specific questions to provide additional details such as the street address of where they lived or the names of their aunts and uncles.
My parents, grandmother, aunts, uncles, and sister are all teachers and former teachers.
Personalized Christmas gifts work well for fathers, grandfathers, sons, uncles, husbands, brothers and nephews.
It's asked by grandparents and parents, aunts and uncles, co-workers and well-meaning friends.
Close Relative Toast: Close relatives such as special aunts, uncles and cousins may offer toasts after the immediate family.
Gather together all the men in your family: sons, uncles, dads and grandpas and head out to the great wide wilderness for a weekend of camping.
Kids always need new pajamas, so it's not surprising that a PajamaGram is a popular choice for grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends living out of state or country.
His parents gave him a guitar for his 10th birthday - not the present he wanted - but with the help of his uncles, he learned how to play and showed a natural affinity for the instrument.
So be prepared for aunts, uncles, whoever, to know your private business.
She arrived nevertheless in safety at Leith, escorted by three of her uncles of the house of Lorraine, and bringing in her train her future biographer, Brantome, and Chastelard, the first of all her voluntary victims. On the 21st of August she first met the only man able to withstand her; and their first passage of arms left, as he has recorded, upon the mind of John Knox an ineffaceable impression of her "proud mind, crafty wit and indurate heart against God and His truth."
After this event his grandfather and two uncles, the three Asolani, carried on the Aldine press, while Paolo prosecuted his early studies at Venice.
In 1533 Paolo undertook the conduct of his father's business, which had latterly been much neglected by his uncles.
From January 1410, helped by his uncles Henry and Thomas Beaufort, he had practical control of the government.
One of his uncles was precentor and canon of York.
principal governorships were conferred upon the shahs sons, brothers, uncles and other near relatives, but now many of them are held by men who have little if any connection with the royal family.
He succeeded to the throne in 1380, at the age of twelve, and the royal authority was divided between his paternal uncles, Louis, duke of Anjou, John, duke of Berry, Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy,and his mother's brother,Louis II.,duke of Bourbon.
In 1537 Lord Thomas Fitzgerald and his five uncles were executed for rebellion in Munster, and the English government made every effort to lay hands also on Gerald, the youthful heir to the earldom of Kildare, a boy of twelve years of age who was in the secret custody of his aunt Lady Eleanor McCarthy.
Though of German origin, many of the Moltkes were at this time in the Danish service, which was considered a more important and promising opening for the young north German noblemen than the service of any of the native principalities; and through one of his uncles, young Moltke became a page at the Danish court, in which capacity he formed a life-long friendship with the crown prince Frederick, afterwards Frederick V.
His father and uncles and others came to see him there, but the latter were angry, and would pay him no reverence.
Before he had been six months on the throne he was attacked by a league comprising more than half the baronage, and headed by his uncles, bishop Odo of Bayeux and, Robert of Mortain.
The pretender was crowned at Westminster on the 22nd of December 1135less than a month after his uncles death.
The king made one of her uncles, Boniface of Savoy, archbishop of Canterburyit was three years before he deigned to come over to take up the post, and then he was discovered to be illiterate and unclerical in his habits, an unworthy successor for Langton and Edmund of Abingdon, the great primates who went before him.
The new king at Paris was a young boy, whose councils were swayed by a knot of quarrelsome and selfish uncles; the vigour of the attack on England began to slacken.
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