Lord keeper


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Related to Lord keeper: Lord Keeper of the Great Seal
an ancient officer of the English crown, who had the custody of the king's great seal, with authority to affix it to public documents. The office is now merged in that of the chancellor.

See also: Lord

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He was born in a fine house and was the child of great people, his father being Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal.
Francis Bacon, intellectually one of the most eminent Englishmen of all times, and chief formulator of the methods of modern science, was born in 1561 (three years before Shakspere), the son of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal under Queen Elizabeth and one of her most trusted earlier advisers.
Other historical figures linked with the castle include Lord Leicester, Bishop Morgan, the translator of the first Welsh Bible, and Archbishop John Williams, Lord Keeper under Charles I.
They settled for Ashburnham, after the Earl of Ashburnham, the lord keeper of the king's bedroom.
Lady Drury was granddaughter of Sir Nicholas Bacon, the Lord Keeper of Elizabeth I, and was a friend of John Donne and Joseph Hall, a clergyman and writer on Protestant meditations.
He introduced himself to us as Chyskhan, the Lord Keeper of the Cold.
In 1625 Thomas was created Lord Keeper, effectively acting as the middle-man between King and Parliament.
government during his visit in June 1957 to lighten life sentences for the 10 war criminals, released on parole, including Koichi Kido, a former lord keeper of the privy seal.
Since then, he has held the positions of Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and now Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Post repeats several of Walton's imaginings: Donne's time at Oxford giving rise to lifelong friendships; Donne's reading Bellarmine in order to change his religion while studying at Lincoln's Inn in his early twenties; Donne's "daily activities" as a "factotum," serving Lord Keeper Thomas Egerton; Donne's "apparent impulsiveness" in clandestinely marrying Anne More (9), an act that "soon led to their financially-imposed exile from London"; and Donne's beginning at this time, with a wife and growing family to support, "a long, frustrating search for employment" that dragged on for thirteen years (10).
The book stated that its author had been in the service of the late Lord Keeper Bridgeman as his chaplain.
Egerton, who been had Lord Keeper since May 1596, gave over this office in June 1603 when he was appointed Lord Chancellor, (7) but in the epistle, at least a month earlier, Daniel is already addressing him as the "Great Minister of Justice" who sits in the court of equity (the reference to the "seate" in the lines above is probably an allusion to the woolsack, the symbol of the Lord Chancellor's position).