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Bol·ing·broke(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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Bol•ing•broke(ˈbɒl ɪŋˌbrʊk; older ˈbʊl-)
Henry St. John (ˈsɪn dʒən) 1st Viscount, 1678–1751, British statesman, writer, and orator.
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|Noun||1.||Bolingbroke - the first Lancastrian king of England from 1399 to 1413; deposed Richard II and suppressed rebellions (1367-1413)|
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