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 (bŏl′ĭng-bro͝ok′, bo͝ol′-, bō′lĭng-), First Viscount.
See Henry Saint John.
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1. (Biography) the surname of Henry IV of England. See Henry IV
2. (Biography) Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke. 1678–1751, English politician; fled to France in 1714 and acted as secretary of state to the Old Pretender; returned to England in 1723. His writings include A Dissertation on Parties (1733–34) and Idea of a Patriot King (1738)
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(ˈbɒl ɪŋˌbrʊk; older ˈbʊl-)

Henry St. John (ˈsɪn dʒən) 1st Viscount, 1678–1751, British statesman, writer, and orator.
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Noun1.Bolingbroke - the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413Bolingbroke - the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413; deposed Richard II and suppressed rebellions (1367-1413)
House of Lancaster, Lancastrian line, Lancaster - the English royal house that reigned from 1399 to 1461; its emblem was a red rose
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The fortnight Anne spent in Bolingbroke was a very pleasant one, with a little under current of vague pain and dissatisfaction running through it whenever she thought about Gilbert.
But the sweetest incident of Anne's sojourn in Bolingbroke was the visit to her birthplace -- the little shabby yellow house in an out-of-the-way street she had so often dreamed about.
She went alone to the green corner of the "old" Bolingbroke cemetery where her father and mother were buried, and left on their grave the white flowers she carried.
They went to live in a weeny-teeny little yellow house in Bolingbroke. I've never seen that house, but I've imagined it thousands of times.
Thomas moved away from Bolingbroke to Marysville, and I lived with them until I was eight years old.
During the four years of their control of the government he remained in London on intimate terms with them, especially with Bolingbroke and Harley, exercising a very large advisory share in the bestowal of places of all sorts and in the general conduct of affairs.
As we have seen, recourse against the wasting tenant typically lies in "him who hath the remainder or reversion of the inheritance, after a particular estate for life or years in being," or, in other words, "him to whom the inheritance appertains in expectancy" (Blackstone 3:224-25).(28) We know that Richard himself describes Bolingbroke in these terms, when he complains of the latter's courting of the common people, "As were our England in reversion his/And he our subjects' next degree in hope" (I.
Davies notes that the architecture of the tavern, which Falstaff inhabits, is constructed out of wood, whereas the architecture of the court, which Bolingbroke inhabits, is constructed out of stone.
He exiles two feuding noblemen, Thomas Mowbray and Henry Bolingbroke. When John of Gaunt dies, Richard seizes his properties to finance a war against the Irish.
For every man that Bolingbroke hath press'd To lift shrewd steel against our golden crown, God for his Richard hath in heavenly pay A glorious angel: then, if angels fight, Weak men must fall, for heaven still guards the right.(1)
He owns Leadership Communication Counsel, Bolingbroke, Ga.
The play demonstrates the inevitable result of his bad qualities (his dethroning by Bolingbroke), yet also reveals his growth as a human being.