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Cranbourne Lodge

Cranbourne Lodge was a keeper's lodge for the royal hunting grounds of Cranbourne Chase, once adjoining but now part of Windsor Great Park in the English county of Berkshire. All that remains of it today is the Grade II* listed Cranbourne Tower; the house's origins date from. A substantial house was built there in the reign of King Henry VII. During the reign of his son, Henry VIII, it was the residence of his favourite, Richard Weston. Anne Hyde was born there in 1638; the building was rebuilt and expanded several times in its history, notably by Sir George Carteret, visited there by Samuel Pepys. The largest house on the site, including the surviving tower, was erected in 1808. In 1814, the young Princess Charlotte, daughter of The Prince Regent, was made a virtual prisoner at the Lodge. George and her mother, Caroline of Brunswick, had long been estranged and his relationship with their daughter was little better; as was not unusual at the time, his solution was to marry off this problematic daughter as soon as possible.

An engagement with William II of the Netherlands was made in 1814. Charlotte became infatuated with the minor prince Augustus of Prussia, despite his being seen as below the station of a future Queen of England; the fact he was married would have been its own hindrance too. In July 1814, George dismissed her loyal servants, expelled her from her previous home at Warwick House, forced her to move to Cranbourne, with a staff of his choice; the Prince Regent had been unpopular with the people, whilst Charlotte and her Whig sympathies were seen as populist reformers. Her incarceration was unpopular, drawing attention from the Romantic poets Byron and Shelley. Charlotte attracted the attention of Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. After gaining the Prince's permission to court her at Cranbourne, Charlotte was released from her house arrest in January 1816 and they were married at Carlton House in May; the marriage was a tragic one though, little over a year Charlotte died in childbirth. As the only surviving grandchild of George III, thus the only clear royal heir, this dynastic crisis led to "a mad dash towards matrimony by most of her bachelor uncles", a race to provide a further heir that in turn led to Queen Victoria.

Today only the Cranbourne Tower remains, as a private residence. The main house fell into disrepair during the 19th century the main roof, it was demolished in 1865, although this tower was spared as a somewhat independent structure

Educating Rita

Educating Rita is a stage comedy by British playwright Willy Russell. It is a play for two actors set in the office of an Open University tutor. Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Educating Rita premièred at The Warehouse, London, in June 1980 starring Julie Walters and Mark Kingston; the play was directed by Mike Ockrent. The plays follows the relationship between a 26-year-old Liverpudlian working class hairdresser and Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer, during the course of a year. In the play Frank has no surname. Susan, dissatisfied with the routine of her work and social life, seeks inner growth by signing up for and attending an Open University course in English Literature; the play opens as'Rita' meets her tutor, for the first time. Frank is a middle-aged, alcoholic career academic who has taken on the tutorship to pay for his drink; the two have an profound effect on one another. However, Frank's bitterness and cynicism return as he notices Susan beginning to adopt the pretensions of the university culture he despises.

Susan becomes disillusioned by a friend's attempted suicide and realises that her new social niche is rife with the same dishonesty and superficiality she had sought to escape. The play ends; the play deals with the concept of freedom, England's class system, the shortcomings of institutional education, the nature of self-development and of personal relationships. The play borrows from the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, itself based upon archetypes from Greek myth; the play was adapted by Russell for a 1983 film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters, directed by Lewis Gilbert. The play was adapted by Russell for radio in 2009 – see Educating Rita, it starred Bill Nighy and Laura Dos Santos directed by Kirsty Williams, was a 90-minute play broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Boxing Day 2009. From June–July 2001, the Williamstown Theatre Festival mounted a production of Educating Rita at the Nikos Stage starring Jacqueline McKenzie as Rita and Edward Herrmann as Frank; the production was directed by Bruce Paltrow and was critically acclaimed with critics touting McKenzie's performance as "wonderfully beguiling and irrepressible...one of the best performances of the year".

From 26 March-8 May 2010, as part of the Willy Russell season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Laura Dos Santos reprised her radio performance on stage as Rita alongside Larry Lamb as Frank. This was the production's first London West End revival; this production transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in London's West End from 8 July-30 October 2010, produced by Sonia Friedman. Laura Dos Santos reprised her radio and Menier Chocolate Factory performance as Rita, Frank was played by renowned actor Tim Pigott-Smith. Like the Willy Russell season at the Menier Chocolate Factory, the production ran in repertory alongside Shirley Valentine starring Meera Syal. A UK tour played in 2012, starring Claire Matthew Kelly as Rita and Frank respectively. A 35th anniversary production was staged at Liverpool Playhouse from 6 February to 7 March 2015, starring Leanne Best as Rita and Con O'Neill as Frank, directed by Gemma Bodinetz; the same year the Chichester Festival staged a production with Lenny Henry and Lashana Lynch as Frank and Rita.

The original production received the 1980 Olivier Award nomination for Comedy Performance of the Year for Julie Walters and won for Comedy of the Year. Galatea of Greek mythology My Fair Lady Pretty Woman Russell, Willy. Educating Rita: A Comedy. London: Samuel French. ISBN 0-573-11115-4. Educating Rita at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Educating Rita on IMDb Film Review: Educating Rita

Gibraltar Regulatory Authority

The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority was established by the Gibraltar Regulatory Act in October 2000. The GRA is the statutory body in Gibraltar responsible for regulating electronic communications; this includes radio communications and broadcasting transmissions. The GRA serves as both regulatory authority for these sectors; the supervision and regulation of these sectors is done in accordance with European Union law, rendered into national law. Since inception the GRA has seen its responsibilities extended to data protection and, for a time, gambling; the GRA attempts to enhance competition in the communications sector by regulating network access to develop effective choice for business and residential consumers alike and by helping the facilitate entry to the communications market through authorisations and licences. The GRA policy is designed to make Gibraltar recognizable as a world-class telecommunications centre to do business; as well as ensuring that Gibraltar has a high quality telecommunications service that offers consumers high performance and standards, as well as competitive prices.

The communications remit of the GRA includes traditional telephone wire, dial up and ADSL internet, mobile operators providing voice and data services, voice over internet protocol services and radio, radio communications including fixed wireless services, licensing frameworks for satellite services. The Gibraltar Government nominated the GRA as the supervisory authority for the enforcement of the Data Protection Act 2004. With the powers imbued upon the Data Protection Commissioner, the GRA has made assurances that a system is in place to monitor the executory function of the Data Protection Act; the GRA works with foreign regulatory authorities tasked with a similar role. The GRA continuously develops a comprehensive online guide, designed to encompass the wealth of information available about Data Protection. Official website

Ohio State Route 602

State Route 602 is a 14.47-mile-long north–south state highway in the northern portion of the U. S. state of Ohio. Its southern terminus is at a T-intersection with SR 19 2.50 miles northwest of Galion, its northern terminus is at SR 103 in New Washington. All of SR 602 is situated within the eastern portion of Crawford County. No portion of this state route is included within the National Highway System; the NHS is a network of highways identified as being most important for the nation's economy and defense. The SR 602 designation was created in 1937; the highway ran from its present southern terminus at SR 19 to its intersection with Old Lincoln Highway north of North Robinson. Old Lincoln Highway was designated as U. S. Route 30N at the time, became US 30 prior to that route being moved to its present freeway routing. SR 602 would remain as such until 1969, when the highway was extended north along a un-numbered roadway to its present northern endpoint at SR 103 in New Washington; the entire route is in Crawford County

The Cambridge World History

The Cambridge World History is a seven volume history of the world in nine books published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. The editor in chief is Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks; the history takes a comparativist approach. Speaking in 2013, the editor of volume three, Norman Yoffee, described the history as being "conceived by a group of world historians, people who insist that large indeed global relations are essential in understanding local histories, they are dedicated comparativists." Each volume is organised as a series of essays with accompanying photographs, illustrations and maps. The separate volumes take a chronologically overlapping approach; the first volume discusses the period before the invention of writing including the Paleolithic era to 10,000 BCE. The second discusses the development of agriculture and the period 12,000 BCE to 500 CE. Volumes cover progressively shorter but still overlapping periods; the work is in seven volumes over volumes 6 and 7 being published in two parts each.

Volume 1: Introducing World History, to 10,000 BCE, David Christian. Volume 2: A World with Agriculture, 12,000 BCE–500 CE, Graeme Barker and Candice Goucher. Volume 3: Early Cities in Comparative Perspective, 4000 BCE–1200 CE, Norman Yoffee. Volume 4: A World with States and Networks 1200 BCE–900 CE, Craig Benjamin. Volume 5: Expanding Webs of Exchange and Conflict, 500CE–1500CE, Benjamin Z. Kedar and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks. Volume 6: The Construction of a Global World, 1400–1800 CE, Part 1: Foundations, Jerry H. Bentley, Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks. Volume 6: The Construction of a Global World, 1400–1800 CE, Part 2: Patterns of Change, Jerry H. Bentley, Sanjay Subrahmanyam and Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks. Volume 7: Production and Connection, 1750–Present, Part 1: Structures and Boundary Making, John McNeill and Kenneth Pomeranz. Volume 7: Production and Connection 1750–Present, Part 2: Shared Transformations, John McNeill and Kenneth Pomeranz