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Rulers in the past

Canute

a king of England, Denmark, and Norway (1016–1035) famous for sitting in front of the sea and unsuccessfully ordering the waves to stop, in order to prove to his people he was not a God

czar

noun

another spelling of tsar

czarina

another spelling of tsarina

Elizabethan

adjective

relating to the time when Elizabeth I was the queen of England, 1558–1603

emperor

noun

a man who rules an empire

favourite

noun

in the past, the special friend of a king or queen

herald

noun

in the past, a person who delivered official messages or made announcements for a king or queen

thane

noun

in English history, a man who was given land in exchange for fighting for the king or another important person

tsar

noun

the man who ruled Russia during the period before it became a republic in 1917

tsarina

noun

a woman who ruled Russia before 1917

Victorian

adjective

relating to the period from 1837 to 1901, when Queen Victoria ruled the UK

Elizabethan

noun

the royal ‘we’

the use of the word ‘we’ to mean ‘I’ by a king or queen, especially in the past. People usually laugh at someone who does this, because it shows they think they are important.

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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garbage patch

a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …

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