- n. Plural form of duchy.
“The movements in the duchies were the first drops of a coming deluge.”
“To appease his uncles, cousins, and younger siblings, King Rham crafted five different duchies instead of the original three set by Phendarm (for Rhamâs four brothers and a royal duchy around the capitol) and more than a score of earldoms among them.”
“Henceforth, each consecutive generation reparsed and redistricted the county as an equal number of duchies split among all recognized sons or designated heirs on the dawn after a kingâs funeral.”
“Upon Rhamâs death in 237 OD, the five duchies became three again, though yet more earldoms and baronies propagated with each generation.”
“However, to completely reject entire duchies of the science fiction empire as the Mundanists do ... it is that sort of benighted myopia that I reject.”
“The probation officers' union, Napo, said it had learned that the government was considering the closure of Dartmoor and Lancaster Castle prisons, returning them to the duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster.”
“But it is understood that the duchies are sceptical about the proposals because the prisons would need to be completely renovated if they were to fulfil a useful alternative function.”
“He was one of the most powerful German princes of his time, until the rival Hohenstaufen dynasty succeeded in isolating him and eventually deprived him of his duchies of Bavaria and Saxony during the reign of his cousin Frederick I and of Frederick's son and successor Henry VI.”
“Henry the Lion German: Heinrich der Löwe; 1129 – 6 August 1195 was a member of the Welf dynasty and Duke of Saxony, as Henry III, from 1142, and Duke of Bavaria, as Henry XII, from 1156, which duchies he held until 1180.”
“They had kingdoms, confederations, principalities, duchies, free cities—but they had no single political state called Germany.”
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