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(ˈælvə; Spanish ˈalβa) or


(Biography) Duke of, title of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo. 1508–82, Spanish general and statesman who suppressed the Protestant revolt in the Netherlands (1567–72) and conquered Portugal (1580)
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(ˈɑl vɑ)

also Alba

Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Duke of, 1508–82, Spanish general who suppressed a Protestant rebellion in the Netherlands in 1567.
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I embarked at Alicante, reached Genoa after a prosperous voyage, and proceeded thence to Milan, where I provided myself with arms and a few soldier's accoutrements; thence it was my intention to go and take service in Piedmont, but as I was already on the road to Alessandria della Paglia, I learned that the great Duke of Alva was on his way to Flanders.
Bus on Sunday for match v Hearts leaves Menstrie noon; Alva (Cairn) 12.05; Alva (Johnstone) 12.10; Tillicoultry 12.15; Alloa 12.30; Tullibody 12.35; Stirling 12.50.
Tandy Keenan, director of sponsored programs and Alva campus cartridge collector, started collecting cartridges in 2016 while working at the Northwestern Foundation and found out through her sponsored program job duties that there was no place for others to recycle, so she announced the program university-wide.
And a very lively read it is too, with Alva's social manoeuvring depicted in all its glory, along with her willingness to defy social convention as an advocate of African American rights, a divorcee and, later, a prominent campaigner for women's suffrage.
For the young reader, as well as an introduction to reading runes, there is much to be gleaned about Viking lore and culture in the background detail; but this does not detract from the drama and excitement of Alva's chase across the Scandinavian landscape with her faithful pet wolf Fenrir.
Both Alva and Consuelo lived to ripe old ages, and both gained some wisdom, no doubt born of pain.
One room features two thrones where a powerful leader and guest likely enjoyed elaborate feasts, said Alva. The other has a circular podium, possibly for making announcements.
The events that took place in the chambers were so important they had been featured repeatedly on Moche ceramics, Alva said."These scenes had been depicted in the iconography of the Moche world but we had never been lucky enough to physically find where they took place," he said.
"Hilly Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah," said Martin Victor Alva, an expert wadi and mountain biker based in the UAE.
'We are losing an exceptional monument unique to its generation,' said Alva, who discovered the site in 2007.
Specifically, her book meticulously underlines and convincingly details the intimate nature of the intergenerational relationships between don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl, his family and Carlos Siguenza y Gongora.
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