Daily Archives: April 22, 2013

Arezzo

AREZZO City, the seat of a Bishop, in central Italy, southeast of Florence; A present-day province in Tuscany. The city was self-governing in the 12th and 13th centuries, and usually Ghibelline.  In the early 14th century the Tarlati family was … Continue reading

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Arenberg

ARENBERG    Or, Aremberg. Originally a lordship, eventually a Duchy, in the Holy Roman Empire, in northwestern Germany. The original lordship was tiny and lay in the Eifel, in hills above the River Ahr, southwest of Bonn and WNW of Coblenz.   … Continue reading

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Arelate

ARELATE The Kingdom of BURGUNDY, which began in the Jura in 888, acquired Provence in 933 and became a part of the Holy Roman Empire in 1032, was also known as the Kingdom of ARLES or the Arelate, the Roman … Continue reading

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Ardudwy

ARDUDWY     A commote in the cantref of Dunoding and the principality of Gwynedd in northwestern Wales.   It lay between the Rivers Glaslyn (in the northwest) and Mawddach (in the south and southeast), and included Harlech, Barmouth, and Ffestiniog.  In 1284 … Continue reading

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Ardres

ARDRES    Ardrésis (pays). Lordship in the north of France;  its lords were the stewards of the Counts of Boulogne.   When the English took Calais in 1347 Ardres became the border town of the French Kingdom – it lies just south … Continue reading

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Ardnamurchan

ARDNAMURCHAN District in the western Scottish Highlands, in the southwest of the peninsula between Loch Linnhe and the sea.  It includes the westernmost point on the Scottish mainland (its name means point of the great ocean).   It belonged to Argyllshire … Continue reading

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Ardgour

ARDGOUR District in the western Highlands of Scotland, bounded by Lochs Shiel (to the west), Eil (north), and Linnhe (east), and by the district of Morven (south).  It belonged to the territory of the Macleans, and was part of Argyllshire … Continue reading

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Ardennes

ARDENNES The Département des Ardennes (08), is in northeastern France and borders on Belgium.    The north of the department lies at the western end of the range of wooded hills that give it its name;  the Meuse flows through the … Continue reading

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Ardèche

ARDÈCHE The Département de l’Ardèche (07) is in central France, lying west of the Rhône, with the slopes of the Cevennes in the west and northwest.   The River Ardèche, one of the longest tributaries of the Rhône to come from … Continue reading

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