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Cowbridge Grammar School
Coordinates: 51°27′43″N 3°27′00″W / 51.462°N 3.450°W / 51.462; -3.450 Cowbridge
Cowbridge
Grammar School was one of the best-known schools in Wales
Wales
until its closure in 1974. It was replaced by Cowbridge
Cowbridge
Comprehensive School. Founded in the 17th century by Sir John Stradling and refounded by Sir Leoline Jenkins, it had close links with Jesus College, Oxford. The school took both boarders and day boys. Famous old boys include actor Anthony Hopkins, poet Alun Lewis and TV presenter Patrick Hannan.[1] The main school buildings were located in Church Street, Cowbridge. Derelict for some years, they have now been converted into residential accommodation
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Lehman Brothers
Lehman Brothers
Lehman Brothers
Holdings Inc. (former NYSE
NYSE
ticker symbol LEH) /ˈliːmən/ was a global financial services firm. Before declaring bankruptcy in 2008, Lehman was the fourth-largest investment bank in the United States
United States
(behind Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Merrill Lynch), doing business in investment banking, equity and fixed-income sales and trading (especially U.S. Treasury securities), research, investment management, private equity, and private banking
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Wales
Wales
Wales
(/ˈweɪlz/ ( listen); Welsh: Cymru [ˈkəmri] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the island of Great Britain.[8] It is bordered by England
England
to the east, the Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel
Bristol Channel
to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous, with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon
Snowdon
(Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit
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Rugby Union
Rugby union, commonly known in most of the world as rugby,[3] is a contact team sport which originated in England
England
in the first half of the 19th century.[4] One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is between two teams of 15 players using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field with H-shaped goalposts on each try line. Rugby union
Rugby union
is a popular sport around the world, played by male and female players of all ages. In 2014, there were more than 6 million people playing worldwide, of whom 2.36 million were registered players
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Wales National Rugby Union Team
The Wales
Wales
national rugby union team (Welsh: Tîm rygbi'r undeb cenedlaethol Cymru) competes annually in the Six Nations Championship with England, France, Ireland, Italy and Scotland. Wales
Wales
have won the Six Nations and its predecessors 26 times outright. Wales' most recent championship win came in 2013. The governing body, the Welsh Rugby Union
Welsh Rugby Union
(WRU), was established in 1881, the same year that Wales
Wales
played their first international against England. Wales' performances in the Home Nations Championship (now the Six Nations) continued to improve, experiencing their first 'golden age' between 1900 and 1911. They first played New Zealand, known as the All Blacks, in 1905, when they defeated them 3–0 in a famous match at Cardiff Arms Park
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Charles II Of England
Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685)[c] was king of England, Scotland and Ireland. He was king of Scotland from 1649 until his deposition in 1651, and king of England, Scotland and Ireland from the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 until his death. Charles II's father, Charles I, was executed at Whitehall on 30 January 1649, at the climax of the English Civil War. Although the Parliament of Scotland
Parliament of Scotland
proclaimed Charles II king on 5 February 1649, England entered the period known as the English Interregnum or the English Commonwealth, and the country was a de facto republic, led by Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell defeated Charles II at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651, and Charles fled to mainland Europe. Cromwell became virtual dictator of England, Scotland and Ireland, and Charles spent the next nine years in exile in France, the Dutch Republic and the Spanish Netherlands
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Sir John Nicholl
Sir John Nicholl (16 March 1759 – 26 August 1838) was a Welsh Member of Parliament and judge. As a judge he was noted "for inflexible impartiality and great strength and soundness of judgement".[1]Contents1 Early history 2 Professional career 3 Personal life3.1 Merthyr Mawr
Merthyr Mawr
House4 References 5 Further readingEarly history[edit] Nicholl was born in 1759, the second son of John Nicholl of Llan-maes, a small village near Llantwit Major
Llantwit Major
in Wales. He was educated at Cowbridge and Bristol Grammar Schools, before gaining entry to St John's College, Oxford, in 1775. He graduated as Bachelor of Civil Law in 1780 and as Doctor of Civil Law
Doctor of Civil Law
in 1785
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Jesus College, Oxford
Jesus
Jesus
College (in full: Jesus
Jesus
College in the University of Oxford
University of Oxford
of Queen Elizabeth's Foundation) is one of the colleges of the University of Oxford
Oxford
in England. It is in the centre of the city, on a site between Turl Street, Ship Street, Cornmarket Street
Cornmarket Street
and Market Street. The college was founded by Elizabeth I on 27 June 1571 for the education of clergy, though students now study a broad range of secular subjects. A major driving force behind the establishment of the college was Hugh Price (or Ap Rhys), a churchman from Brecon
Brecon
in Wales. The oldest buildings, in the first quadrangle, date from the 16th and early 17th centuries; a second quadrangle was added between about 1640 and about 1713, and a third quadrangle was built in about 1906
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Cowbridge Comprehensive School
Cowbridge Comprehensive School is a secondary school in the town of Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan, near Cardiff, Wales. The school has approximately 1,500 pupils, 1,200 of whom are in the secondary years and 300 in the sixth-form years studying for Welsh Baccalaureate, GCSEs and A-Levels.Contents1 Location 2 Performance 3 2008 Fire 4 History 5 References 6 External linksLocation[edit] The School is in the north-eastern outskirts of Cowbridge, in semi-rural location. Performance[edit] In 2008-09, 90.5% of students obtained A* to G grades in 5 or more GCSE exams. 91.6% obtained at least 5 A* to C grades. In the same year, 99.8% of A-Level students obtained an A-E grade and 87.8% obtained A to C, best in Wales[2] 2008 Fire[edit] On 4 December 2008, a fire started in one of the temporary buildings at the lower school at about 08:26 am
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Sir John Stradling, 1st Baronet
Sir John Stradling, 1st Baronet (1563 – 9 September 1637), was a British poet, scholar and politician. Life[edit] John Stradling was born the son of Francis and Elizabeth Stradling of St George, Bristol, but adopted by his second cousin, Sir Edward Stradling. He was educated under Edward Green, a canon of Bristol, before matriculating at Brasenose College, Oxford
Brasenose College, Oxford
in 1580. He graduated BA from Magdalen Hall in 1584, having gained a reputation as "a miracle for his forwardness in learning and pregnancy of parts".[1] After studying for a while at one of the inns of court, he travelled abroad. Stradling was Sheriff of Glamorgan
Glamorgan
for 1608 and 1620. Knighted on 15 May 1608, he was then described as living in Shropshire.[2] In 1609, on the death of Sir Edward Stradling, he inherited St Donat's Castle and estate in Glamorgan
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William Nott (British General)
Sir William Nott
William Nott
GCB (20 January 1782 – 1 January 1845) was a British military leader in British India.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Military history 3 Honours and pension 4 Family 5 Statue of General Nott in Carmarthen 6 Further reading 7 References 8 BibliographyEarly life[edit] Nott was born in 1782, near Neath
Neath
in Wales,[2] the second son of Charles Nott, a Herefordshire
Herefordshire
farmer, who in 1794 became an innkeeper of the Ivy Bush Inn at Carmarthen
Carmarthen
in Wales
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George Cadogan Morgan
George Cadogan Morgan (1754 - 17 November 1798) was a Welsh dissenting minister and scientist.Contents1 Life 2 Family 3 References 4 SourcesLife[edit] He was born in 1754 at Bridgend, Glamorganshire, was the second son of William Morgan, a surgeon practising in that town, by Sarah, sister of Dr. Richard Price. William Morgan, the pioneer of actuarial science, was his elder brother. George was educated at Cowbridge grammar school and, for a time, at Jesus College, Oxford, whence he matriculated 10 October 1771.[1] An intention of taking holy orders in the Church of England was abandoned, owing to the death of his father and the poverty of his family
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William Thomas (Islwyn)
William Thomas, bardic name Islwyn (3 April 1832 – 20 November 1878), was a Welsh language
Welsh language
poet and Christian clergyman. His best known poems were both called Yr Ystorm ['The Storm'], and were written in response to the sudden death of his fiancee.Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 Bibliography 4 Sources 5 External links 6 ReferencesBiography[edit]Photographic portrait of Islwyn
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