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 (grĕn′vĭl′, -vəl), George 1712-1770.
British political leader who as prime minister (1763-1765) instigated the Stamp Act (1765), which provoked rebellious activities in the American colonies.


, Sir Richard 1542?-1591.
English naval officer who commanded the fleet carrying the first colonists to Virginia (1585) and organized the English defense against the Spanish Armada (1588). He was killed in a battle that pitted his ship against 15 Spanish ships.
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1. (Biography) George. 1712–70, British statesman; prime minister (1763–65). His policy of taxing the American colonies precipitated the War of Independence
2. (Biography) Kate. born 1950. Australian writer. Her novels include Lilian's Story (1985), The Idea of Perfection (2002), and The Secret River (2005)
3. (Biography) Sir Richard. ?1541–91, English naval commander. He was fatally wounded aboard his ship, the Revenge, during a lone battle with a fleet of Spanish treasure ships
4. (Biography) William Wyndham, Baron Grenville, son of George Grenville. 1759–1834, British statesman; prime minister (1806–07) of the coalition government known as the "ministry of all the talents"
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(ˈgrɛn vɪl)

George, 1712–70, British prime minister 1763–65.
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Only the last ship, the Revenge, commanded by the Rear-Admiral Sir Richard Grenville, lost the wind and was caught between two great squadrons of the Spanish.
To this he so much the better condescended as well, as I have said, for fear of further loss and mischief to themselves, as also for the desire he had to recover Sir Richard Grenville, whom for his notable valour he seemed greatly to honour and admire.
As long as brave deeds are remembered, it will be told how Sir Richard Grenville "walled round with wooden castles on the wave" bid defiance to the might and pride of Spain, "hoping the splendour of some lucky star."* The fight was a hopeless one from the very beginning, but it was as gallant a one as ever took place.
It is interesting to remember that had it not been for the caprice of the Queen, Raleigh himself would have been in Sir Richard Grenville's place.
Lisa Kerr, Air Commodore Alistair Monkman and Rebecca Russell have been given the roles to support current Lord Lieutenant Grenville Johnston in carrying out his duties as the Queen's representative.
29 May 2018 - UK-based healthcare real estate asset investor Impact Healthcare REIT plc (LSE: IHR) has acquired two care homes with a combined total of 138 beds - Carnbroe Care Centre near Glasgow, and Grenville Court Care Home, near Norwich - for a total consideration of GBP 8.3m (USD 11.07m), the group said.
The walk was led by Chester FC legend Grenville Millington and Chester FC Academy head coach Calum McIntyre.
Based on newly discovered documents, recent archaeological finds, and a re-examination of contemporaneous writings, the author examines the life and career of Sir Richard Grenville, the voyage of Amadas and Barlowe in 1584, the first voyage of Grenville in 1585, the military colony established on the island, and a great many other related subjects.
After the crash, police passed the pursuit over to National Police Air Support's Hawarden helicopter, which eventually identified a suspect in a garden on Grenville Road, in Tranmere, where he was arrested on suspicion of a host of driving offences, including drink-driving.
Stephen Grenville, a former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, has suggested that Asian banks need to keep calm and carry on with tasks in hand in spite of problems with the Japanese economy.
Grenville Mellen Dodge (April 12, 1831-January 3, 1916) was a Union army officer on the frontier and pioneering figure in military intelligence during the Civil War, who served as Ulysses S.