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English statesman and philosopher; precursor of British empiricism; advocated inductive reasoning (1561-1626) 1st Baron Verulam , Bacon , Baron Verulam , Francis Bacon , Sir Francis Bacon , Viscount St. Albans
English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1867-1947) 1st Earl Baldwin of Bewdley , Baldwin , Stanley Baldwin
English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930) 1st Earl of Balfour , Arthur James Balfour , Balfour
English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976) 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein , Bernard Law Montgomery , Montgomery , Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
English writer of stories for children (1882-1956) A. A. Milne , Alan Alexander Milne , Milne
English author who created Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930) A. Conan Doyle , Arthur Conan Doyle , Conan Doyle , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
English poet (1859-1936) A. E. Housman , Alfred Edward Housman , Housman
English writer (1865-1948) A. E. W. Mason , Alfred Edward Woodley Mason , Mason
unit of area (4840 square yards) used in English-speaking countries acre
English author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941) Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf , Virginia Woolf , Woolf
English admiral who defeated the French fleets of Napoleon but was mortally wounded at Trafalgar (1758-1805) Admiral Nelson , Horatio Nelson , Lord Nelson , Nelson , Viscount Nelson
English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997) Adrian , Baron Adrian , Edgar Douglas Adrian
right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice advowson
king of Wessex; defeated the Danes and encouraged writing in English (849-899) AElfred , Alfred , Alfred the Great
prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976) Agatha Christie , Christie , Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie
battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415 Agincourt
English physiologist who, with Andrew Huxley, discovered the role of potassium and sodium atoms in the transmission of the nerve impulse (born in 1914) Alan Hodgkin , Hodgkin , Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
English mathematician who conceived of the Turing machine and broke German codes during World War II (1912-1954) Alan Mathison Turing , Alan Turing , Turing
plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock Alcea rosea , Althea rosea , rose mallow
English writer; grandson of Thomas Huxley who is remembered mainly for his depiction of a scientifically controlled utopia (1894-1963) Aldous Huxley , Aldous Leonard Huxley , Huxley
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