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Mor·ti·mer

 (môr′tə-mər), Roger de Eighth Baron of Wigmore and First Earl of March. 1287-1330.
Welsh rebel and lover of Edward II's wife, Isabella (1292-1358), with whom he raised an army to invade England from France (1326). They deposed Edward (1327) and ruled until 1330, when Edward III seized power and Mortimer was executed.

Mortimer

(ˈmɔːtɪmə)
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1. (Biography) Sir John (Clifford). 1923–2009, British barrister, playwright, and novelist, best known for the television series featuring the barrister Horace Rumpole. His novels include Paradise Postponed (1985) and The Sound of Trumpets (1998)
2. (Biography) Roger de, 8th Baron of Wigmore and 1st Earl of March. 1287–1330, lover of Isabella, the wife of Edward II of England: they invaded England in 1326 and compelled the king to abdicate in favour of his son, Edward III; executed
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I stood here, at the very spring and source of the second great period of the world's history; and could see the trickling stream of that history gather and deepen and broaden, and roll its mighty tides down the far centuries; and I could note the upspringing of adven- turers like myself in the shelter of its long array of thrones: De Montforts, Gavestons, Mortimers, Villier- ses; the war-making, campaign-directing wantons of France, and Charles the Second's scepter-wielding drabs; but nowhere in the procession was my full- sized fellow visible.
I have been living in a furnished apartment since then, and the Mortimers have been very private indeed.
You see the truth is,' said Traddles, in a whisper, 'he had changed his name to Mortimer, in consequence of his temporary embarrassments; and he don't come out till after dark - and then in spectacles.
There were several Mortimers, but only one who could be our visitor.
Mortimer is a successful, elderly medical man, well-esteemed since those who know him give him this mark of their appreciation.
Mortimer, the gardener, who wheels the Bath chair, is an army pensioner--an old Crimean man of excellent character.
Marker is prepared to swear that the professor was still in his night-clothes, and indeed it was impossible for him to dress without the help of Mortimer, whose orders were to come at twelve o'clock.
Don't go away, Mortimer,' said Miss Knag as they entered the shop.
said Mr Mortimer Knag, plunging violently into this dialogue.
Mortimer," the other said, with a bow of acknowledgment.
Mortimer, glancing at Billy, noted not entire approval.
Mortimer there, is my reference, and knows all about it.