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New Place

New Place was William Shakespeare's final place of residence in Stratford-upon-Avon. He died there in 1616. Though the house no longer exists, the site is owned by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, which maintains it as a specially-designed garden for tourists; the house stood on the corner of Chapel Street and Chapel Lane, was the second largest dwelling in the town. It was built in 1483 by a wealthy London mercer and Lord Mayor. Built of timber and brick it had ten fireplaces, five handsome gables, grounds large enough to incorporate two barns and an orchard. In 1496 Sir Hugh Clopton left New Place in his will to his great-nephew William Clopton I and the male heirs of the lordship of Clopton. In his will William Clopton I granted his wife, Rose a life interest in the property, with the reversion after her death to his son, William Clopton II. In November 1543 the latter leased it for forty years to a surgeon, Thomas Bentley, who left his wife, Anne, a life interest in the lease during her widowhood.

Anne remarried and after she became the wife of Richard Charnock, William Clopton II retook possession of New Place. By his wife Elizabeth Grey, the daughter of Sir Edward Grey of Enville, William Clopton II had a son, William Clopton III, to whom he left New Place by will in 1560. On 20 December 1563, hard-pressed for money to pay his sisters' marriage portions and continue travelling in Italy, William Clopton III sold New Place to William Bott, who had resided in it for several years. In 1567 Bott sold New Place to William Underhill I, an Inner Temple lawyer and clerk of assizes at Warwick, a substantial property holder in Warwickshire. At his death in 1570, Underhill left New Place to his son, William Underhill II, who in 1597 sold it to William Shakespeare for £60, he died two months and it emerged that he had been poisoned by his eldest son and heir, Fulke Underhill. According to some sources, Fulke Underhill died in May 1598 while still a minor and before the fact that he had murdered his father was discovered.

According to other sources, Fulke Underhill was hanged in 1599 for his father's murder and attainted for felony, whereby his property, including New Place, was forfeit to the crown. In 1602 the Court of Exchequer appointed a commission to "obtain an account of the possessions of Fulke Underhill of Fillongley, county Warwick, who had taken the life of his father, William Underhill, by poison"; when Fulke's younger brother, Hercules Underhill, came of age in 1602, his father's former properties were regranted to him, he and Shakespeare negotiated a confirmation of the sale. In 1616 the house passed to his daughter Susanna Hall, his granddaughter, Elizabeth Hall, who had remarried after the death of her first husband, Thomas Nash, who had owned the house next door. After Elizabeth died, the house was returned to the Clopton family. In 1702 John Clopton radically altered, or rebuilt, the original New Place – contemporary illustrations suggest the latter. In 1756 then-owner Reverend Francis Gastrell, having become tired of visitors and destroyed a mulberry tree in the garden said to have been planted by Shakespeare.

In retaliation, the townsfolk destroyed New Place's windows. Gastrell applied for local permission to extend the garden, his application was rejected and his tax was increased, so Gastrell retaliated by demolishing the house in 1759. This outraged the inhabitants and Gastrell was forced to leave town; the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust acquired New Place and Nash's House in 1876. Today the site of New Place is accessible through a museum that resides in Nash's House, the house next door; the site received 109,452 visitors during 2018. Excavations in the grounds of Nash's House were carried out during 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Birmingham Archaeology. Archaeologists from Time Team visited the dig during 2011 and a special programme on the subject, "Searching for Shakespeare's House", was transmitted on 11 March 2012. BBC One National Treasures broadcast a live programme from the site in August 2011. Findings from the excavation indicated the presence of a Tudor structure but were inconclusive as to the ground plan of Shakespeare's original house.

Clay pipe fragments unearthed in recent years in Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon garden were found to contain traces of cannabis, along with tobacco and camphor, based on the results of a study published in the South African Journal of Science. This has fuelled speculation by some that Shakespeare may have smoked cannabis, known to have been used to treat certain medical conditions at the time by Elizabethans, as well as in the manufacture of materials such as sails and clothing, may have been used for purposes of pleasure; the pipe fragments, could have belonged to any number of other persons besides the famous playwright, cannot be definitively dated to the periods of his residency there. Shakespeare garden Fetherston, John, ed.. The Visitation of the County of Warwick in the year 1619. XII. London: Harleian Society. Retrieved 21 December 2013. Lawrence, L. L.. "New Place and Gastrell". Shakespeariana. New York: Leonard Scott Publication Co. VII: 151–60. Retrieved 21 December 2013. Palmer, Alan Warwick.

Who's Who in Shakespeare's England. New York: St. Martin's Press. P. 49. Retrieved 21 December 2013. Phillips, Owen Hood. Shakespeare and the Lawyers. New York: Routledge. Pp. 6–7. Retrieved 29 December 2013. Schoenbaum, Samuel. Dotterer, Ronald. "Sha


WCVS-FM is a radio station licensed to Virden, United States. The station is owned by Neuhoff Corp. through licensee Neuhoff Media Springfield, LLC. The station signed on as WRVI on March 15, 1982. On October 5, 1992, the station changed its call sign to the current WCVS-FM after WCVS relocated from 1450 AM to 96.7 FM following the purchase of the 96.7 FM frequency by Neuhoff Media. The station flipped formats to active rock, going by the name "The Rock @ 96-7". On January 7, 2011 at midnight, WCVS-FM began stunting with all-Bruce Springsteen music. At noon, it changed formats to classic rock, branded as "96.7 The Boss". The first song on 96.7 The Boss was Takin' Me Back by Rockford band Cheap Trick. On October 2, 2017, WCVS-FM changed its format from classic rock to variety hits, branded as "96.7 BOB FM". Query the FCC's FM station database for WCVS Radio-Locator information on WCVS Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WCVS

Tad Lincoln

Thomas "Tad" Lincoln III was the fourth and youngest son of Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. The nickname "Tad" was given to him by his father, who observed that he had a large head and was "as wiggly as a tadpole" when he was a baby. Lincoln was known to be impulsive and unrestrained, he did not attend school during his father's lifetime, he had free run of the White House, there are stories of him interrupting presidential meetings, collecting animals, charging visitors to see his father. He died at the age of 18 on July 1871, in Chicago. Lincoln was born on the fourth son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd, his three elder brothers were Robert and William. Named after his paternal grandfather Thomas Lincoln and uncle Thomas Lincoln, Jr. the fourth boy was soon nicknamed "Tad" by his father, for his small body and large head, because he wiggled like a tadpole as an infant. Lincoln's first name has been erroneously recorded as Thaddeus. Lincoln was born with a form of cleft lip and palate, causing him speech problems throughout his life.

He had a lisp and delivered his words and unintelligibly. Only those close to Lincoln were able to understand him. For example, he called his father's bodyguard, William H. Crook, "Took", his father "Papa Day" instead of "Papa Dear"; the cleft palate contributed to uneven teeth. Lincoln and his brother Willie were considered "notorious hellions" during the period they lived in Springfield, they were recorded by their father's law partner William Herndon as having turned their law office upside down, pulling the books off the shelves, while their father appeared oblivious to their behavior. Upon their father's election as President, both Tad and Willie moved into the White House and it became their new playground and home. At the request of Mrs. Lincoln, Julia Taft brought her younger brothers, 14-year-old "Bud" and 12-year-old "Holly", to the White House, they became playmates of the two young Lincolns. In February 1862, both Lincoln boys contracted both boys were bedridden. Willie died on February 20.

However he cried for a month, not only for his brother's death, but for the loss of his other two playmates Bud and Holly, for his mother sent them away after Willie's death, because they reminded her too much of him. After Willie's death, Tad's parents became more lenient toward Tad's behavior, Tad spent nearly all his time with his father. During the time his father was alive, Tad was impulsive and did not attend school. John Hay wrote that the boy's numerous tutors in the White House quit in frustration. Tad had free run of the White House, there are stories of him interrupting presidential meetings, collecting animals, charging visitors to see his father, more. On April 14, 1865, Tad went to Grover's Theatre to see the play Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp while his parents attended the performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre; that night, his father was fatally shot by John Wilkes Booth. When news of the assassination spread to Grover's Theatre, the manager made an announcement to the entire audience.

Tad began running and screaming, "They killed Papa! They killed Papa!" He was escorted back to the White House while his mother pleaded to have him brought to his father's deathbed at the Petersen House. "Bring Tad—he will speak to Tad—he loves him so." Late that night, an inconsolable Tad was put to bed by a White House doorman. President Lincoln died the next morning, on Saturday, April 15, at 7:22 am. About the death of his father, Tad said: Pa is dead. I can hardly believe. I must learn to take care of myself now. Yes, Pa is dead, I am only Tad Lincoln now, little Tad, like other little boys. I am not a president's son now. I won't have many presents anymore. Well, I will try and be a good boy, will hope to go someday to Pa and brother Willie, in Heaven. After the assassination, Mary and Tad Lincoln lived together in Chicago. Robert moved out after a short time, Tad began attending school. In 1868, they left Chicago and lived in Europe for three years, in Germany and in England. Lincoln suffered from what one modern commentator has called a "complex speech and language disorder" related to some form of a cleft lip or palate.

This caused some problems. While at the Elizabeth Street School, his schoolmates sometimes called him "Stuttering Tad" because of the speech impediment, which he was able to overcome as a teenager. On Saturday morning, July 15, 1871, Lincoln died at the age of 18; the cause of death has been variously referred to as tuberculosis, a pleuristic attack, pneumonia, or congestive heart failure. Lincoln's death occurred at the Clifton House hotel in Chicago. In an obituary, John Hay affectionately referred to him as "Little Tad". Funeral services were held for Lincoln in his brother Robert's home in Chicago, his body was transported to Springfield and buried in the Lincoln Tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery, alongside his father and two of his brothers. Robert accompanied the casket on the train. On film and television Tad Lincoln has been portrayed by, Newton Hall in The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln Gordon Thorpe in Abraham Lincoln Dickie Moore in Lincoln in the White House Henry Blair in Abe Lincoln in Illinois John Levin in Lincoln Robby Benson in The Last of Mrs. Lincoln Troy Sweeney in Lincoln Bug Hall in Tad Adam Lamberg in The Day Lincoln Was Shot Gu

Christian Fittipaldi

Christian Fittipaldi is a Brazilian former racing driver who has competed in various forms of motorsport including Formula One, Champ Car and NASCAR. Named after the less known Brazilian driver Christian Heins, he was a rated young racing driver in the early 1990s, participated in 43 Formula One Grands Prix for Minardi and Footwork between 1992 and 1994. Fittipaldi was fifth in the CART series in 1996 and 2002, earning two wins and a second place in the 1995 Indianapolis 500, he has had success racing sports prototypes, winning the 24 Hours of Daytona of 2004, 2014 and 2018, the 12 Hours of Sebring of 2015, the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen of 2013, 2016 and 2017, has captured two IMSA SportsCar Championships with Action Express Racing during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. He is the son of former Grand Prix driver and team owner Wilson Fittipaldi, the nephew of two-time Formula One Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi. Born in São Paulo, Fittipaldi was second in the Brazilian Formula Ford in 1988.

After finishing third in the South American Formula 3 in 1989, in 1990 he won the title in the Formula 3 Sudamericana and the fourth place in the British Formula 3. In 1991, the Brazilian was installed in Europe to compete in the Formula 3000, where he captured two wins and seven podiums in ten races to obtain the championship against Alessandro Zanardi, he was third in the Macau Grand Prix of Formula 3. His jump into Formula 1 happened in 1992 with Minardi, one of the most modest teams of the grid at the time. Christian is the first Formula One driver to be born in the 1970s. Next year, he managed to score a total of five points in the Drivers' Championship, but the team decided to do away with him with two races to go in the season; the following season, he competed in the Footwork team and earned two fourth places, adding to a total of six points in the championship. At the end of the 1994 season Fittipaldi decided to try his luck in the racing competitions in the United States. In 2016, in an academic paper that reported a mathematical modeling study that assessed the relative influence of driver and machine, Fittipaldi was ranked the 11th best Formula One driver of all time.

Competing in CART, Fittipaldi was a slow starter, noted for his consistency rather than his outright pace, although by the time he won his first CART event at Road America in 1999, he was a championship contender due to his consistent finishing, among, a second place in the 1995 Indianapolis 500, which earned him Rookie of the Year honors in the race. However, just as Fittipaldi's American career looked to be taking off, he broke his leg for the first time at the Surfer's Paradise race in 1997. Although he was able to return both times and win further races, he never won a CART championship. With his Champ Car career on hold, Fittipaldi shifted his focus to NASCAR, he made three appearances in the Busch Series during the 2002 seasons. Although he was not impressive in those races, he was signed to Petty Enterprises near late-2002 and made his Winston Cup debut at Phoenix after he caught the eye of Richard Petty. In 2003, he made his first Daytona 500 start in a one-race deal with Andy Petree and made a handful of appearances for Petty in ARCA.

In the summer of that year, Fittipaldi became the driver of the illustrious #43 car after John Andretti was let go. He struggled and was reassigned shortly after the start of autumn, but remained with the team, driving the #44 car. In parallel to his activity in Formula 1, was winner of the 1993 24 Hours of Spa and 1994 Brazilian 1000 Miles. Fittipaldi debuted at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2003 with the Bell team, resulting sixth with a Doran-Chevrolet of the class Daytona Prototype, it was one of the pilots. Participated in four other rounds from the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series with Bell, earning seventh in Virginia; the Brazilian contested the first two races of the 2006 Grand-Am series with Bell, earning a sixth place at Homestead. Ran six rounds with Riley-Pontiac of The Racer's Group, earning a victory in Phoenix, a second place in the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen and third in the 200 Miles at Watkins Glen. In 2006, Fittipaldi disputed the Grand-Am series with the team of Eddie Cheever Jr. Obtained a second place and a sixth, to be located in the 23rd position in the drivers' championship of DP class.

That same year, he participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a Saleen S7, where he finished in sixth place in the GT1 class, a total of eleven participants. Continuing with Cheever, Fittipaldi achieved a fourth and eighth in 2007 and resulting 20th in the overall table of the DP class of the Grand Am series, it came tenth in the GT1 class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, at the wheel of an Aston Martin DB9 of team Modena alongside Antonio Garcia and amateur. Fittipaldi disputed the first four rounds of the 2008 American Le Mans Series with Andretti Green. Piloting an Acura LMP2 with Bryan Herta, earned a fourth place, a fifth, a sixth and a seventh. Again disputed the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Aston Martin DB9 of Modena, reaching delayed in the 30th overall position, he ran in the final five rounds of the Grand-Am series with a Coyote-Pontiac of Cheever's team, earning a second place and a sixth. The driver was invited to run the 2011 24 Hours of Daytona with a Porsche-Riley of Action Express Racing, resulting third overall with Max Papis and João Barbosa among others.

In 2012 he participated again in this race

Maggie Jones (actress)

Margaret Jones was an English actress, best known for playing Blanche Hunt in the British soap opera Coronation Street, a role which she first portrayed in 1974 and played from the late-1990s until shortly before her death. She won the British Soap Award for Best Comedy Performance in 2005 and 2008. Jones graduated from the drama school RADA and performed in numerous plays including Pride and Prejudice and The Women on the West End stage, her first television role came in 1961 when she appeared in one episode of Coronation Street as a policewoman. Jones's first major television role was in BBC's 1967 adaptation of The Forsyte Saga. Jones played Smither, a small but recurring part, she appeared twice in Nearest and Dearest. Prior to playing Blanche Hunt in Coronation Street her best-known role was as Polly Barraclough in Sam with Mark McManus. In 1967, several years after her first Coronation Street role she had another guest role on the opposite side of the law, as a shoplifter. In 1974, she made her first appearance as the mother of Deirdre.

The part had been played by Patricia Cutts, who committed suicide after appearing in only two episodes. Jones, who had auditioned for the role, accepted an offer to take over the part at short notice as storylines had been written for Blanche. Jones remained a regular cast member until 1976, she re-appeared in the show when Blanche's grandchild Tracy was born in 1977, when Deirdre's marriage to Ray Langton collapsed in 1978 and when Deirdre married Ken Barlow in 1981. Throughout the 1980s, Jones was a regular face on British television, appearing in several series; these included The Barchester Chronicles, The Beiderbecke Tapes, In Sickness and in Health and Elsie, We'll Think Of Something, The Nesbitts Are Coming and Lovely Couple, alongside Pauline Quirke. After guest appearances in shows such as Dalziel and Pascoe, Goodnight Sweetheart and Peak Practice in the 1990s, Jones reprised the role of Blanche Hunt in Coronation Street in 1996, she became a regular cast member again in 1999. Blanche's trademark withering one-liners and no-nonsense attitude made her a firm favourite of fans of the long-running show.

In 2005 and 2008, Jones won the British Soap Award for Best Comedy Performance. Jones stated that she didn't think of her character as funny and that she couldn't play her properly if she did. Jones was a Roman Catholic, she married lawyer John Oliver Stansfield in 1971. On 18 April 2008, Jones fell, injuring her knee and shoulder at the Manchester hotel in which she stayed while filming Coronation Street, she took two weeks off work on Coronation Street to recover from the accident. She was written out of the series again when she fell ill in October 2009. In October 2009, Jones was admitted to Salford Royal Hospital in Salford, Greater Manchester, for undisclosed major surgery. However, her condition deteriorated, she remained in the same hospital until she died peacefully in her sleep on the morning of 2 December 2009, she was survived by her sister Joan. Her final appearance as Blanche was broadcast posthumously on 11 December 2009. Jones' funeral was held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Clerkenwell, London on 15 December 2009.

A memorial service for Jones took place at Salford Cathedral on 25 February 2010. Tributes came from Coronation Street co-stars William Roache, Anne Kirkbride, Sue Nicholls, Craig Gazey and Brooke Vincent. Maggie Jones on IMDb Obituary, Obituary for Maggie Jones,

Partitioned-off duke

In the duchies of Schleswig and Holstein, the term "partitioned-off duke" was used to denote a series of dukes whose territories were not recognized by the estates of the realm. The background for this phenomenon was the Treaty of Ribe of 1460, in which King Christian I of Denmark, after his election as Duke of Schleswig and Count of Holstein, had laid down that Schleswig and Holstein should forever be ruled by a joint sovereign, in a personal union with Denmark; the promise was broken in 1544, when King Christian III of Denmark divided the territories between himself and his half-brothers John II the Elder and Adolf. However, when Christian's son, Frederick II of Denmark, tried to divide the territory with his brother, John II the Younger, the Estates refused to pay John II homage. John II was given the title and rank of a duke, as well as the income from his own lands, but de facto rule over Schleswig and Holstein remained with his brother and uncle. John thus founded the Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg branch of the House of Oldenburg.

His partitioned-off duchy was not allowed to mint coins. After his death, it was further subdivided among his children, creating several collateral branches of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg. Apanage Secundogeniture Carsten Porskrog Rasmussen, Elke Imberger, Dieter Lohmeier, Ingwer Momsen, Frauke Witte, Marion Hartwig: Die Fürsten des Landes. Herzöge und Grafen von Schleswig, Holstein und Lauenburg, first edition, Wachholtz, 2008, ISBN 978-3-529-02606-5. History of Schleswig-Holstein The Treaty of Ribe