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annulment - The invalidation of a marriage

bearbaiting -
the former practice of setting dogs to fight a captive bear.

- engagement.

- a picture, description, etc., ludicrously exaggerating the peculiarities or defects of persons or things

cypher -
A system in which units of plain text of regular length, usually letters, are substituted according to a predetermined code.

death mask
- a cast taken of a person's face after death.

French and Indian War
- the war in America in which France and its Indian allies opposed England 1754-60: ended by Treaty of Paris in 1763.
- unofficial information gained or acquired from another and not part of one's direct knowledge.

- born of parents who are not married to each other; born out of wedlock: an illegitimate child.

lady in waiting
- a lady who is in attendance upon a queen or princess.

leech -
a bloodsucking worm of which were formerly used in medicine for bloodletting.

- a very small painting, esp. a portrait, on ivory, vellum, or the like.

- An unbound printed work, usually with a paper cover.

Privy Council
- a body of persons who advise the sovereign in matters of state

Reformation -
the religious movement in the 16th century that had for its object the reform of the Roman Catholic Church, and that led to the establishment of the Protestant churches.

- a disease marked by swollen and bleeding gums, livid spots on the skin, prostration, etc., due to a diet lacking in vitamin C.

- the offense of acting to overthrow one's government or to harm or kill its sovereign.

- a sovereign or other ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly.

Peter the Barber

Peter the Barber

Peter hated beards so much that he would rip a beard out by the roots if he caught anyone wearing one. He thought mustaches were much more civilized. Learn more about Peter the Great>>
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