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a British peer of the highest rank

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a nobleman (in various countries) of high rank

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His life changed when in 1768 at age 28 he was invited by the young Duke of Parma to abandon Rome for that very French city to establish and direct the ducal press.
In which county was there an unusual concentration of ducal estates, known collectively as The Dukeries?
After Normandy was lost by the kings of England in the thirteenth century, and the ducal title surrendered to France, Jersey and the other Channel Islands remained attached to the English crown.
2) Although these characteristics are present in many of the dramatic pieces written during his sojourn at the ducal court, this essay focuses on Egloga representada en la noche de la Natividad, which serves as the princeps of his dramatic collection in the 1496 Cancionero.
Lot 735 is a Sea The Stars colt foal whose siblings include Group 3 scorers Azmeel and Grand Ducal and (right) lot 788 is a Raven's Pass foal who is a half-brother to Lilbourne Lad
In passing, the Sir Mark Prescott-trained DUCAL caught the eye on his handicap debut at wolverhampton last Saturday and should not be ignored if turning out at Kempton on wednesday or indeed anywhere else next week.
Art historians consider both spaces and objects from such perspectives as Renaissance graffiti in the Ducal Palace of Urbino, the Oxford college as household 1580-1640, domestic spatial economies and Dutch charitable institutions in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, male and female objects at the Portuguese courts 1480-1580, the reception of garland pictures in 17th-century Flanders and Italy, and the material possessions of Amsterdam orphans.
A very collectable Crown Ducal Vase, this bright pattern "Patch" is designed by Charlotte Rhead from around 1935-1938.
Only hams that have passed stringent curing regulations approved by the EU can be awarded the stamp of the Ducal crown - a fivepointed coronet logo with PARMA in the centre which is branded on to the ham's skin.
Grand Ducal, Set Sail and Rockhampton are the other Coolmore runners while Dermot Weld's Casual Conquest, Charles O'Brien's Lord Admiral and the Tracey Collins-trained Loch Long complete the list.
Mark's basilica sometime after 828/829 to the 1570s when four major events--the victory at Lepanto, the visit of King Henry III of France, plague, and fire in the Ducal Palace--transformed Venetian self-consciousness and, in particular, reshaped ceremonial life.
The large black triangle with the golden ducal crown logo on each package plays an important role in helping customers identify genuine Prosciutto di Parma.
Another centralising measure was the development of powerful central and provincial institutions such as the ducal Great Council, the Council of Flanders (the supreme provincial court) and the Chamber of Accounts in Lille (an institution for financial control comparable to the English exchequer).
A wall-size map in the first room not only depicts the length of the ducal realm, stretching from the Mediterranean to the shores of Lake Neuchatel, but also skilfully indicates the neighbouring poles, of varying importance, of cultural influence and interaction: Aix-en-Provence, Orange, Grenoble, Limoges and Besancon to the west; Bruges, Antwerp, Basel, Bern and Zurich to the north; Vienna, Innsbruck and the Italian cities to the east.
Five years later Charlotte was working in Tunstall for A F Richardson, whose grand name was Crown Ducal Ware.