Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bolingbroke, First Viscount See Henry Saint John.

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  • n. the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413; deposed Richard II and suppressed rebellions (1367-1413)

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Examples

  • He was raised as an Anglican, but was influenced by English deists such as Bolingbroke and Shaftesbury.

    fort sumter, brooklyn

  • How to Be an Influential Politician ( 'Bolingbroke')

    Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 3

  • He took to large historical paintings -- 'Bolingbroke's

    Art in England Notes and Studies

  • "It is difficult to say," replied Vincent, "since with so many parties we have many idols; but I think I might venture to name Bolingbroke as among the most popular.

    Pelham — Volume 01

  • Even if Andrew Buchan's Bolingbroke misses something of the character's political craftiness, there is much first-rate support.

    Richard II – review

  • He does everything possible to humiliate Bolingbroke, snatching back the surrendered crown and even thrusting the usurper into the vacant throne.

    Richard II – review

  • Overcoats are fastened over shoulders in the style of period cloaks, and Elizabeth's shifty prevarication over Mary's death evokes the newly crowned Bolingbroke's moral evasiveness over the murder of Richard II.

    Mary Stuart – review

  • Bolingbroke Bookshop147 Northcote Road, London SW11 6QB, 020-7223 9344Climb aboard the Bolingbroke Express, a large, custom-made train where parents and children can sit and browse the titles on the bookshop's shelves.

    Independent bookshops in London

  • Andrew Buchan plays Bolingbroke as a supporting role; he remains a secondary player even when he has deposed Richard.

    This Blessed 'Richard II'

  • He is capricious rather than politic when he subtracts four years from Bolingbroke's banishment; and if he has been involved in the murder of his uncle, Gloucester, he is chillingly cool about it.

    This Blessed 'Richard II'

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