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CUTHBERT BEDE

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 616 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CUTHBERT BEDE, the pen-name of Edward Bradley (1827- duke of Bedford had, however, been previously held, notably 1889), English author, who was born at Kidderminster on the by the third son of Henry IV.; and the earlier creations may first 25th of March 1827. He entered University College, Durham, be considered here. in 1845, and later studied at Oxford, where he made the acquaint- JOHN PLANTAGENET, duke of Bedford (1389-1435), third son ance of J. G. Wood, the naturalist. He took holy orders, and of Henry IV., king of England, was born on the loth of June eventually became rector of Stretton in Rutlandshire. Here he 1389. He received various dignities after his father became gained a reputation as a humorist and numbered among his friends king in 1399, and gained his early experiences in warfare when. Cruikshank, Frank Smedley, Mark Lemon and Albert Smith. he undertook the office of warden of the east marches of Scotland He wrote for various magazines and, in the pages of the Illustrated in 1404; he was fairly successful in this command, which he London News, introduced the double acrostic. He is chiefly held until September 1414. In the previous May his brother, the known as the author of The Adventures of Mr Verdant Green, an new king Henry V., had created him duke of Bedford, and after Oxford Freshman (1853), which he also illustrated and of which resigning the wardenship he began to take a leading part in the a third part appeared in 1856. Several well-known Oxford royal councils. He acted as lieutenant of the kingdom during characters of the time are depicted in its pages, such as Dr Henry's expedition to France in 1415, and in August 1416 corn-Plumptre the vice-chancellor, Dr Bliss the registrar, and the manded the ships which defeated the French fleet at the mouth waiter at the Mitre. The book abounds in innocent fun. In of the Seine, and was instrumental in relieving Harfleur. Again 1883 he was given the living of Lenton, or Lavington, Lincoln- appointed lieutenant in July 1417, he marched against the shire, where he died on the 12th of December 1889. Scots, who abandoned the siege of Berwick at his approach; and
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