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The Convent (Gibraltar)

Index The Convent (Gibraltar)

The Convent has been the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar since 1728. [1]

38 relations: Alexandra of Denmark, Catholic Church, Charles O'Hara, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, Church of England, Colin Campbell (British Army officer, born 1754), Commonwealth of Nations, Confessional, Convent, Culture of Gibraltar, Ed Davis (Royal Marines officer), Edward VII, Elizabeth II, Franciscans, Friar, General (United Kingdom), Georgian architecture, Gibraltar, Governor of Gibraltar, Guard mounting, Haunted house, Heraldry, History of Gibraltar, HMY Victoria and Albert, Immurement, John Mackintosh Hall, King's Chapel, Gibraltar, Lieutenant-general (United Kingdom), Main Street, Gibraltar, Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom), Nun, Political development in modern Gibraltar, Port of Gibraltar, Priory, Queen Victoria, Royal Gibraltar Regiment, Victorian architecture.

Alexandra of Denmark

Alexandra of Denmark (Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia; 1 December 1844 – 20 November 1925) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King Edward VII.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Charles O'Hara

General Charles O'Hara (1740 – 25 February 1802) was a British military officer who served in the Seven Years' War, American War of Independence, and French Revolutionary War, and later served as Governor of Gibraltar.

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Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

Charles V (Carlos; Karl; Carlo; Karel; Carolus; 24 February 1500 – 21 September 1558) was ruler of both the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and the Spanish Empire (as Charles I of Spain) from 1516, as well as of the lands of the former Duchy of Burgundy from 1506.

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Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor

Charles VI (1 October 1685 – 20 October 1740; Karl VI.) succeeded his elder brother, Joseph I, as Holy Roman Emperor, King of Bohemia (as Charles II), King of Hungary and Croatia, Serbia and Archduke of Austria (as Charles III) in 1711.

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Church of England

The Church of England (C of E) is the state church of England.

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Colin Campbell (British Army officer, born 1754)

Lieutenant General Colin Campbell (1754–1814) was Lieutenant Governor of Gibraltar.

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Commonwealth of Nations

The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.

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A confessional is a box, cabinet, or stall in which the priest in some Christian churches sits to hear the confessions of penitents.

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A convent is either a community of priests, religious brothers, religious sisters, or nuns; or the building used by the community, particularly in the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion.

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Culture of Gibraltar

The culture of Gibraltar reflects Gibraltarians' diverse origins.

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Ed Davis (Royal Marines officer)

Lieutenant General Edward Grant Martin Davis, (born 13 February 1963) is a senior Royal Marines officer.

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Edward VII

Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910.

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Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.

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The Franciscans are a group of related mendicant religious orders within the Catholic Church, founded in 1209 by Saint Francis of Assisi.

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A friar is a brother member of one of the mendicant orders founded since the twelfth or thirteenth century; the term distinguishes the mendicants' itinerant apostolic character, exercised broadly under the jurisdiction of a superior general, from the older monastic orders' allegiance to a single monastery formalized by their vow of stability.

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General (United Kingdom)

General (or full general to distinguish it from the lower general officer ranks) is the highest rank currently achievable by serving officers of the British Army.

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Georgian architecture

Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1714 and 1830.

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Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located at the southern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.

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Governor of Gibraltar

The Governor of Gibraltar is the representative of the British monarch in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

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Guard mounting

Guard mounting, or changing the guard, is a formal ceremony in which sentries providing ceremonial guard duties at important institutions are relieved by a new batch of sentries.

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Haunted house

A haunted house or ghosthouse is a house or other building often perceived as being inhabited by disembodied spirits of the deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property.

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Heraldry is a broad term, encompassing the design, display, and study of armorial bearings (known as armory), as well as related disciplines, such as vexillology, together with the study of ceremony, rank, and pedigree.

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History of Gibraltar

The history of Gibraltar, a small peninsula on the southern Iberian coast near the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, spans over 2,900 years.

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HMY Victoria and Albert

HMY Victoria and Albert was a twin-paddle steamer launched 25 April 1843.

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Immurement (from Latin im- "in" and murus "wall"; literally "walling in") is a form of imprisonment, usually for life, in which a person is placed within an enclosed space with no exits.

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John Mackintosh Hall

The John Mackintosh Hall is the main cultural centre in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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King's Chapel, Gibraltar

King's Chapel is a small chapel in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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Lieutenant-general (United Kingdom)

Lieutenant general (Lt Gen), formerly more commonly lieutenant-general, is a senior rank in the British Army and the Royal Marines.

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Main Street, Gibraltar

Main Street (Calle Real) is the main arterial street in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

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Ministry of Defence (United Kingdom)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD or MOD) is the British government department responsible for implementing the defence policy set by Her Majesty's Government and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.

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A nun is a member of a religious community of women, typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience in the enclosure of a monastery.

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Political development in modern Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Port of Gibraltar

Port of Gibraltar, also known as Gibraltar Harbour, is a seaport in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar.

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A priory is a monastery of men or women under religious vows that is headed by a prior or prioress.

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Queen Victoria

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.

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Royal Gibraltar Regiment

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment is the home defence unit for the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

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Victorian architecture

Victorian architecture is a series of architectural revival styles in the mid-to-late 19th century.

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Gibraltar Palace, The Governor's residence (Gibraltar).


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Convent_(Gibraltar)

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