first viscount henry st. john


[bol-ing-brook; older use bool-]
Henry IV ( def 2 ).
Henry St. John [sin-juhn] , 1st Viscount, 1678–1751, British statesman, writer, and orator. Unabridged
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Bolingbroke (ˈbɒlɪŋˌbrʊk)
1.  See Henry IV the surname of Henry IV of England
2.  Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke. 1678--1751, English politician; fled to France in 1714 and acted as secretary of state to the Old Pretender; returned to England in 1723. His writings include A Dissertation on Parties (1733--34) and Idea of a Patriot King (1738)

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