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Pope Marinus I

Pope Marinus I was Pope from 16 December 882 until his death in 884. He succeeded John VIII from around the end of December 882. Born at Gallese, Marinus was the son of a priest, he was ordained as a deacon by Pope Nicholas I. Before his election as Pope, he served as Bishop of Caere, which made his election controversial, because, at this stage of history, a bishop was expected never to leave office to move to another see. On three separate occasions he had been employed by the three popes who preceded him as legate to Constantinople, his mission in each case having reference to the controversy started by Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople. In 882, he was sent on behalf of Pope John VIII to Athanasius of Naples to warn him not to trade with the Muslims of southern Italy. Among his first acts as pope were the restitution of Formosus as Cardinal Bishop of Portus and the anathematizing of Photius. Due to his respect for Alfred the Great, he freed the Anglo-Saxons of the Schola Anglorum in Rome from tribute and taxation.

He is recorded to have sent a piece of the True Cross to Alfred as a gift. He died in May or June 884, his successor being Adrian III; because of the similarity of the names Marinus and Martinus, Popes Marinus I and Marinus II were, in some sources, mistakenly given the name Martinus. Thus, when the new Pope in 1281 took the name Martin, he became Pope Martin IV. List of Catholic saints List of Francis; the Photian Schism: History and Legend. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes

Thomas Harley

The Honourable Thomas Harley was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons for 41 years from 1761 to 1802. Harley was the fourth son of Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer and educated at Westminster School, he became an alderman of London, Sheriff of London in 1764 and Lord Mayor of London in 1767. He served as Member of Parliament for London from 1761 to 1774 and for his native Herefordshire for most of the rest of his life. In 1775 he bought the Berrington estate near Eye, Herefordshire from the Cornewall family and built Berrington Hall in 1778–1781 in place of an older house, it is now classified as a Grade I listed building. He was elected Mayor of Shrewsbury for 1784–85 and appointed Lord Lieutenant of Radnorshire for April 1791 to August 1804, he died in December, 1804. He had married in 1752, the daughter of Edward Bangham, deputy Auditor of the Imprest, they had 2 sons, who both predeceased him, 5 daughters. He gave Berrington to his daughter Anne when she married George Rodney, the son of Admiral George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney.

Another daughter Martha married George Drummond of Stanmore. Harley Street in London is named after Thomas. List of Lord Mayors of London List of Sheriffs of London Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages Burkes Peerage Stephen, Leslie. "Harley, Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography. 24. London: Smith, Elder & Co

Gondal State

Gondal State was one of the eight first class princely states of Kathiawar Agency, Bombay Presidency in British India. The capital of the state was Gondal town. Gondal State was established in 1634 AD by Thakore Shri Kumbhoji I Meramanji, who received Ardoi and other villages from his father Meramanji. With his fourth descendant Kumbhoji IV, the State raised itself, by acquiring the parganas of Dhoraji, Upleta and Patanvav,among others; the last ruler of Gondal State, Maharaja Bhojrajji Bhagwatsimhji, signed the instrument of accession to the Indian Union on 15 February 1948. The rulers of Gondal were Thakurs of the Jadeja dynasty, they bore the title'Thakur Sahib' from 1866 onwards. 16 Sep 1878 – 24 Aug 1884 Regency W. Scott Jayashankar Lalshankar Bhagvat Sinhji Hancock Nutt Political integration of India Baroda, Western India and Gujarat States Agency Media related to Gondal State at Wikimedia Commons Gondal genealogy and History Queensland University Princes and merchants by Bhalodia-Dhanani, Aarti - University of Texas – Austin: education and reform in colonial India --Depiction of Gondal as one of the illustrative kingdom