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 (băn′krôft′, -krŏft′, băng′-), George 1800-1891.
American historian and diplomat whose published works include the ten-volume History of the United States (1834-1874). As secretary of the navy (1845-1846) he established the naval academy at Annapolis.
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(ˈbæn krɔft, -krɒft, ˈbæŋ-)

George, 1800–91, U.S. historian and statesman.
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Of the minor characters: Ishbosheth, line 58, is Richard Cromwell; Zimri, 544 ff., the Duke of Buckingham; Corah, 632 ff., Titus Dates; Bathsheba, 710, the Duchess of Portsmouth; Barzillai, 817, the Duke of Ormond; Zadoc, 864, Archbishop Bancroft. The 'progress' of 729 ff.
Using satellite technology, Bancroft and Arnesen provided daily updates that were posted as text, sound and pictures at
Bancroft is named after a small town in southeastern Idaho.
Ann Bancroft, a former elementary school teacher in Minneapolis, Minn., and Liv Arnesen, who taught high school in Oslo, Norway, hope to become the first women ever to cross Antarctica on skis.
Fincham's introduction identifies seven groups of articles: the models were Bancroft's London articles of 1598; Bancroft's Canterbury metropolitan articles of 1605; Vaughan's London articles of 1605; Chaderton's Lincoln articles of 1607; Matthew's York metropolitan articles of 1607; Abbot's Canterbury metropolitan articles of 1612; and Overall's Norwich articles of 1619.
John Bancroft, the Cambridge-educated psychiatrist who heads the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University, is no different from the majority of his colleagues in this particular regard.
An infant prodigy, Bancroft was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and was educated at home and abroad.
Summary: Dubai [UAE], July 27 (ANI): Australian wicket-keeper batsman Cameron Bancroft who recently called in for the Ashes squad said that he learned to be true to himself, after returning from a nine-month suspension.
CAMERON Bancroft has insisted he is relaxed about his return to the Australia squad ahead of the Ashes this summer.
Bancroft in Durham colours "So it's good to be there and I'll have to enjoy it and do my best to see where I end up.
CAPTAIN Cameron Bancroft led the way with a century as Durham turned their Specsavers County Championship match against Leicestershire on its head at the Fischer County Ground.
SYDNEY Cameron Bancroft made an emphatic statement to Australian selectors Sunday by carrying his bat in an unbeaten 138 on his red ball return after a ball-tampering ban, while downplaying any rift with David Warner.