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Per·cy(pûr′sē), Sir Henry Known as "Hotspur." 1364-1403.
English soldier who was killed while leading an uprising against Henry IV (1403).
Percy, Walker 1916-1990.
American novelist. Influenced by the European existentialists, his works, including The Moviegoer (1961), explore human alienation.
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1. (Biography) Sir Henry, known as Harry Hotspur. 1364–1403, English rebel, who was killed leading an army against Henry IV
2. (Biography) Thomas. 1729–1811, English bishop and antiquary. His Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) stimulated the interest of Romantic writers in old English and Scottish ballads
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1. Sir Henry ( “Hotspur” ), 1364–1403, English military and rebel leader.
2. Thomas, 1729–1811, English bishop, poet, and antiquary.
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|Noun||1.||Percy - United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990)|
|2.||Percy - English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)|
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