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A city of southeast South Carolina on an island north of Hilton Head Island. It was founded in 1711 near the site of early settlements by the Hugenots (1562-1564) and the Scottish (1682-1684).
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1. (Biography) Henry. ?1374–1447, English cardinal, half-brother of Henry IV; chancellor (1403–04, 1413–17, 1424–26)
2. (Biography) Lady Margaret, Countess of Richmond and Derby. ?1443–1509, mother of Henry VII. She helped to found two Cambridge colleges and was a patron of Caxton
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