Definition of Bolingbroke
1. Noun. The first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413; deposed Richard II and suppressed rebellions (1367-1413).
Group relationships: House Of Lancaster, Lancaster, Lancastrian Line
Generic synonyms: King Of England, King Of Great Britain
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Literary usage of Bolingbroke
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dictionary of National Biography by Sidney Lee (1909)
"Bolingbroke, with Berwick's advice, then applied for help to Charles XII of ... Bolingbroke had carried on some indirect intrigues with him through Mme. de ..."
2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1909)
"In 1735 Bolingbroke and Pulteney quarrelled, with the result that the former practically retired from active politics. The Patriot King (written 1738, ..."
3. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1902)
"Henry Saint-John Viscount Bolingbroke 1678-1751 Born, in London, 1678; ... Created Viscount Bolingbroke and Baron St. John of Lydiard Tregoze, 7 July 1712. ..."
4. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1903)
"With the progress of criticism, however, the relative Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke After the Portrait by Rigaud value of these two typical ..."
5. The Political History of England by William Hunt, Reginald Lane Poole (1912)
"Bolingbroke had remained in France, untiringly exerting imself to persuade the ... Three lys later, Ormonde called upon Bolingbroke with two laconic iers in ..."