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courtier

kawr tee er

  • n  an attendant at the court of a sovereign

  • Raleigh, "a most satirical courtier," commands the book, but three splendid set pieces are the best of it.
  • One of the only positive pieces of advice came from an old courtier who observed: "Only two rules really count.
  • Her 1989 Restoration, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize that year, told the story of the rise, fall and rise again of a courtier in 17th century England and established .
News & Articles

  • Today in history: Oct. 29
    Sir Walter Raleigh, the English courtier, military adventurer and poet, was executed in London. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson drew the first number - 158 - in America's first peacetime military draft. Sen. John Glenn, at age 77, roared back into space aboard the shuttle Discovery, retracing the trail he'd blazed for America's astronauts 36 years earlier.
    Sept. 12, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News
  • Today in History
    Sir Walter Raleigh, the English courtier, military adventurer and poet, was executed in London. Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson drew the first number - 158 - in America's first peacetime military draft. Sen. John Glenn, at age 77, roared back into space aboard the shuttle Discovery, retracing the trail he'd blazed for America's astronauts 36 years earlier.
    Sept. 12, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News
Quotes

  • President Bush in Washington Post
    Looking back 400 years later, it's easy to forget how close the Jamestown colony came to failure,Bush said. "Back in London, one courtier summed up the situation this way: 'This is an unlucky beginning. I pray God the end may prove...
  • LK Advani in Hindu
    New Delhi: The new government that comes to power after the Lok Sabha elections should be above "dynasticism and courtier culture," Bharatiya Janata Party leader LK Advani said on Monday.
  • Clive Owen in National Post
    They were incredibly close,Owen says. "There was never evidence of romance, but it was implied as he was a favourite courtier who was very tight with the Queen for a very long time."

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