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Lord Protector

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lord Protector (Eng. Hist) the title of Oliver Cromwell as supreme governor of the British Commonwealth (1653-1658).
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Usage

In literature:

The Lord Protector was known to be a lover of music.
"Shakespearean Playhouses" by Joseph Quincy Adams
The Lord is your protector; the Lord is your shade upon your right hand; The sun shall not smite you by day, nor the moon by night!
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
He was their protector while he claimed to be their lord.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
But the Lord Protector held a new office, unknown to the old constitution of England and with ill-defined powers.
"Four Americans" by Henry A. Beers
The Lord Protector, Duke of Gloucester, threw him, with his brother, into the Tower and caused them to be murdered.
"Assimilative Memory" by Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
He parted the Lord Protector from the King, and set a strong guard to watch him until the coming of the Lords.
"Robin Tremayne" by Emily Sarah Holt
Lords, House of, names the Duke of York Protector, 324; decides on his claim to the crown, 329.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
Cromwell, Richard, Lord Protector, 108; resigns, 109.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
My Lord was Babette's best friend and protector in all her childish troubles.
"Fairy Tales from the German Forests" by Margaret Arndt
He was nearly allied to the Lord Treasurer Cecil Lord Burleigh, who was his friend and powerful protector.
"Notes and Queries, Number 239, May 27, 1854" by Various
Cromwell became Lord Protector.
"Calvert and Penn" by Brantz Mayer
In 1657 he was included in Cromwell's House of Lords and voted for the protector's assumption of the royal title the same year.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3" by Various
In England, Cromwell was installed as Lord Protector.
"The Ifs of History" by Joseph Edgar Chamberlin
To think the Lord Protector's proud Western Design has been reduced to assaulting this worthless backwater.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
The Lord will thus be our protector.
"The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman" by Eugène Sue
Seeing terror now take possession of every feature of her face, her determined protector called out: 'Make way, my Lord, I beg!
"Camilla" by Fanny Burney
The more enlightened policy of Lord Protector Somerset could not allay the suspicions of the Scottish nation.
"A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)" by Thomas M. Lindsay
The Protector Oliver, now affecting kingship, is petitioned to take the title on him by all his newly-made sycophant lords, etc.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn
Sir Richard was the great-grandfather of Oliver Lord Protector.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 130, April 24, 1852" by Various
So henceforth Lempriere played lord protector with still more boisterous unction.
"A Ladder of Swords" by Gilbert Parker
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In news:

H is Exalted Majesty Barack Hussein Obama II, Lord of the Flies, Keeper of the Hoops, and Protector of the Holy Cities of Honolulu and Chicago, is right.
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