William 1856-1924 Scottish critic and dramatist.
(1668-1743) English architect. He is noted for his interpretations of Italian Baroque, which he studied at first hand during a continental Grand Tour 1691–95. He was active 1703–15, after which he took up the post of Controller of Customs at Newcastle. Notable among his designs are the north front of Chatsworth House 1704–05, the church of St John, Smith Square, London, 1714–28, and the cathedral of St Philip, Birmingham, 1710–15.
(1791-1852) Irish-born architect and engineer in Australia. His many Regency buildings in Tasmania did much to establish the island's English character and include the Anglesea Barracks 1828, the Customs House, Hobart, 1835, and St Luke's church, Campbell Town, 1836.
(1940-) English writer and politician. A Conservative member of Parliament 1969–74, he lost a fortune in a disastrous investment, but recouped it as a best-selling novelist and dramatist. His books, which often concern the rise of insignificant characters to high political office or great business success, include Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less 1975 and First Among Equals 1984.
In 1985 he became deputy chair of the Conservative Party but resigned Nov 1986 after a scandal involving an alleged payment to a prostitute.
ETYM archier, French archer, Late Lat. arcarius, from Latin arcus bow. Related to Arc, Arch.
A person who is expert in the use of a bow and arrow; SYN. bowman.
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