[bol-ing-broo k; older use boo l-]
- Henry IV(def 2).
- Henry St. John [sin-juh n] /ˈsɪn dʒən/, 1st Viscount,1678–1751, British statesman, writer, and orator.
- 1050–1106, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire and king of Germany 1056–1106.
- BolingbrokeHenry of Lancaster, 1367–1413, king of England 1399–1413 (son of John of Gaunt).
- Henry of NavarreHenry the Great, 1553–1610, king of France 1589–1610: first of the French Bourbon kings.
- (italics) a two-part drama (Part 1, 1597?; Part 2, 1597–98?) by Shakespeare.
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In the brilliancy of his gifts he was at least the equal of Bolingbroke.The Grand Old Man
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Chesterfield pronounced it to be from the pen of Bolingbroke.
But the writings of Brougham do not sell; he lacks even the solace of Bolingbroke.Leading Articles on Various Subjects
It is known that Bolingbroke concealed from Pope his real opinions.The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes
Come around to the Bolingbroke in the morning, Burton, and ask for me.Owen Clancy's Happy Trail
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- the surname of Henry IV of EnglandSee Henry IV
- 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)
- 1050–1106, Holy Roman Emperor (1084–1105) and king of Germany (1056–1105). He was excommunicated by Pope Gregory VII, whom he deposed (1084)
- surnamed Bolingbroke. 1367–1413, first Lancastrian king of England (1399–1413); son of John of Gaunt: deposed Richard II (1399) and suppressed rebellions led by Owen Glendower and the Earl of Northumberland
- known as Henry of Navarre. 1553–1610, first Bourbon king of France (1589–1610). He obtained toleration for the Huguenots with the Edict of Nantes (1598) and restored prosperity to France following the religious wars (1562–98)
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