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Devon and Exeter Institution

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The Devon and Exeter Institution is a subscription library in the City of Exeter, Devon, founded in 1813 for "The general diffusion of science, literature and the arts". [1]

30 relations: Cadency, Dexter and sinister, Diocese of Exeter, Diocese of Winchester, Earl of Aylesford, Earl of Devon, Edward Bowring Stephens, English Civil War, Exeter, Exeter (UK Parliament constituency), Exeter Cathedral, Forde House, Governor of Hong Kong, Impalement (heraldry), John Bowring, Manor of Powderham, Nikolaus Pevsner, Order of the Garter, Peter Courtenay, Powderham Castle, Quartering (heraldry), Roundel, Roundhead, Sir William Courtenay, 1st Baronet, Subscription library, Townhouse (Great Britain), University of Exeter, William Courtenay, 1st Viscount Courtenay, William Waller, William Webb Follett.

Cadency

In heraldry, cadency is any systematic way of distinguishing otherwise identical coats of arms belonging to members of the same family.

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Dexter and sinister

Dexter and sinister are terms used in heraldry to refer to specific locations in an escutcheon bearing a coat of arms, and to the other elements of an achievement.

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Diocese of Exeter

The Diocese of Exeter is a Church of England diocese covering the county of Devon.

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Diocese of Winchester

The Diocese of Winchester forms part of the Province of Canterbury of the Church of England.

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Earl of Aylesford

Earl of Aylesford, in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain.

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Earl of Devon

The title of Earl of Devon was created several times in the English peerage, and was possessed first (after the Norman Conquest of 1066) by the de Redvers (alias de Reviers, Revieres, etc.) family, and later by the Courtenays.

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Edward Bowring Stephens

Edward Bowring Stephens (10 December 1815, in Exeter – 10 November 1882, in London), (works signed E B Stephens) was a British sculptor from Devon.

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English Civil War

The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers") over, principally, the manner of England's governance.

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Exeter

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon, England, with a population of 129,800 (mid-2016 EST).

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Exeter (UK Parliament constituency)

Exeter is a constituency composed of the cathedral city and county town of Devon represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament.

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Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral, properly known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter in Exeter, is an Anglican cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter, in the city of Exeter, Devon, in South West England.

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Forde House

Forde House, now also known as Old Forde House, is a Grade I listed Jacobean former manor house in Newton Abbot, Devon, England.

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Governor of Hong Kong

The Governor of Hong Kong was the representative in Hong Kong of the British Crown from 1843 to 1997.

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Impalement (heraldry)

In heraldry, impalement is a form of heraldic combination or marshalling of two coats of arms side by side in one divided heraldic shield or escutcheon to denote a union, most often that of a husband and wife (and in certain cases, same-sex married couples), but also for unions of ecclesiastical, academic/civic and mystical natures.

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John Bowring

Sir John Bowring, KCB (Chinese translated name: 寶寧, 寶靈 (for Putonghua speakers) or 包令 (for Cantonese)) (Thai: พระยาสยามมานุกูลกิจ สยามมิตรมหายศ) (17 October 1792 – 23 November 1872) was an English political economist, traveller, writer, literary translator, polyglot, and the fourth Governor of Hong Kong.

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Manor of Powderham

Powderham is a former manor on the coast of south Devon, England, situated within the historic hundred of Exminster, about south of the city of Exeter and adjacent to the north-east of the village of Kenton.

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Nikolaus Pevsner

Sir Nikolaus Bernhard Leon Pevsner (30 January 1902 – 18 August 1983) was a German, later British scholar of the history of art, and especially that of architecture.

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Order of the Garter

The Order of the Garter (formally the Most Noble Order of the Garter) is an order of chivalry founded by Edward III in 1348 and regarded as the most prestigious British order of chivalry (though in precedence inferior to the military Victoria Cross and George Cross) in England and the United Kingdom.

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Peter Courtenay

Peter Courtenay (c. 1432 – 23 September 1492) was Bishop of Exeter and Bishop of Winchester, and also had a successful political career during the tumultuous years of the Wars of the Roses.

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Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle is a fortified manor house situated within the parish and former manor of Powderham, within the former hundred of Exminster, Devon, about south of the city of Exeter and mile (0.4 km) north-east of the village of Kenton, where the main public entrance gates are located.

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Quartering (heraldry)

Quartering in is a method of joining several different coats of arms together in one shield by dividing the shield into equal parts and placing different coats of arms in each division.

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Roundel

A roundel is a circular disc used as a symbol.

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Roundhead

Roundheads were supporters of the Parliament of England during the English Civil War.

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Sir William Courtenay, 1st Baronet

Sir William Courtenay, 1st Baronet (7 September 1628 – 1 August 1702) was an English politician.

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Subscription library

A subscription library (also membership library or independent library) is a library that is financed by private funds either from membership fees or endowments.

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Townhouse (Great Britain)

In British usage, the term "townhouse" originally refers to the town or city residence, in practice normally in London, of a member of the nobility or gentry, as opposed to their country seat, generally known as a country house or, colloquially, for the larger ones, stately home.

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University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom.

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William Courtenay, 1st Viscount Courtenay

William Courtenay, 1st Viscount Courtenay (11 February 1709 – 16 May 1762), also de jure 7th Earl of Devon, was a British peer.

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William Waller

Sir William Waller (c. 1597 – 19 September 1668) was an English Parliamentary general during the English Civil War.

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William Webb Follett

Sir William Webb Follett (2 December 1796 – 28 June 1845), was an English lawyer and politician who served as MP for Exeter (1835-1845).

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devon_and_Exeter_Institution

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