Prince Albany
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Prince Albany
The Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany was a member of the Hanoverian and British Royal Family, the second eldest child, and second son, of King George III. From the death of his father in 1820 until his own death in 1827, he was the heir presumptive to his elder brother, King George IV, both to the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Hanover. As an inexperienced young military officer, he presided over the unsuccessful campaign against the forces of France in the Low Countries, during the war which followed the French Revolution. Later, as commander-in-chief of the British army, he reorganised the army's forces, putting in place administrative reforms. He also founded the United Kingdom's renowned military college, Sandhurst, which promoted the professional, merit-based training of future commissioned officers. In the opinion of Sir John Fortescue, York did "more for the army than any one man has done for it in the whole of its history.
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ALL ABOARD FOR SHAKESPEARE Canal boat is scene for moving production of 'As ... - Canton Repository
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There's a lot of physical activity in this play.” Other cast members include Kathy Lewis (Celia), Anita Artzner (Touchstone), Joe Martuccio (Duke Senior), Mark Adkins (Duke Frederick), and Gary Gallagher (Oliver)
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PSF's As You Like It Tours to Cesky Krumlov August 24 - Broadway World
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Jessica Boone stars as Rosalind and appears along with Fanette Ronjat as Celia, Jonathan Perrein as Orlando, Bob Boudreaux as Duke Senior and Duke Frederick, Jeff Smith as Touchstone, Josef Guruncz as Amiens and Silvius, Laura Baranik as Phebe,
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As You Like It: Reamus Youth Theatre - Newcastle Herald
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Ansell darkens the city scenes with brief incidences of violence, such as Orlando's abusive brother Oliver (William Spinks) being beaten at the order of corrupt ruler Duke Frederick (Robert Comber). The rural scenes, by contrast, have an easygoing
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Royal Shakespeare Company Exits Park Avenue Armory Aug. 14 - Playbill.com
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... Katz as Touchstone, Mariah Gale as Celia, Geoffrey Freshwater as Corin, Forbes Masson as Jaques, Clarence Smith as Duke Ferdinand, James Tucker as Duke Frederick, Charles Aitken as Oliver, Dyfan Dwyfor as Silvius and Christine Entwisle as Phoebe
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Love, Fresh and New - Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Johnny Lee Davenport doubles as Duke Senior and Duke Frederick, a smart touch and one that the distinctive-looking Mr. Davenport brings off with unexpected ease. Tod Randolph, who is a woman, has been cast as the melancholy Jaques and plays him (or is
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Shakespeare in the Vines moves to Mount Palomar for 'As You Like It' - North County Times
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Eventually banished from her home by her uncle, Duke Frederick, she embarks on an eye-opening adventure through the Forest of Arden, accompanied by her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone. Along the way, various colorful characters cross paths with
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Theatres - Still Showing - July 28 onwards - Flintshire Chronicle
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When Rosalind is banished by Duke Frederick, his daughter Celia runs away with her to the Forest of Arden where Rosalind's father Duke Senior is in hiding. Orlando also escapes there from his dangerous brother Oliver. Rosalind and Orlando are already
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As You Like It - Back Stage
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Contemporary attitudes and gadgetry fit snugly into Shakespeare's forest of Arden and the nearby court of Duke Frederick in Pulse Ensemble Theatre's highly likable rendering of "As You Like It." Frederick (played by Elliott Mayer) barks out banishments
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Theatres - Still Showing - July 21 onwards - Flintshire Chronicle
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When Rosalind is banished by Duke Frederick, his daughter Celia runs away with her to the Forest of Arden where Rosalind's father Duke Senior is in hiding. Orlando also escapes there from his dangerous brother Oliver. Rosalind and Orlando are already
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'As You Like It' review: A winning debut for Portland Shakespeare Project - OregonLive.com
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The play's action begins at the court of Duke Frederick who has overthrown his brother and forced him to take refuge in the Forest of Arden. Also seeking haven in the forest are Rosalind, the good Duke's daughter, and her loyal cousin Frederick's
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As You Like It - Back Stage
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The court intrigues of the villainous Duke Frederick and his banished brother are given short shrift as poetry and passion take center stage. As the audience enters the Armory, converted into a playing space similar to the RSC's theater in
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THEATER REVIEW | 'AS YOU LIKE IT'; Love's Hard, Comic Work, on a Stage Most Worldly
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The winter's wind seems particularly biting in the forest of Arden that has sprung up in the Park Avenue Armory, just as the summer's heat has begun to reach a peak. If you're looking for an escape from swampy weather, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of ''As You Like It'' might prove just the ticket. Michael Boyd's staging of one of
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Spirited company makes merry work of the Bard - Boston Globe
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When Duke Frederick also banishes Rosalind in a fit of rage, his daughter, Celia, defies him and flees with her. Rosalind decides, for the sake of their safety, to disguise herself as a man (one of Shakespeare's favorite devices) and call herself
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Bard kicks off with lovable As You Like It - Vancouver Courier
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It's a twisted plot involving two estranged brothers: the usurping Duke Frederick (David Marr) and his exiled older brother Duke Senior (Marr, again); and bad Oliver de Boys (Sebastian Kroon) and good Orlando de Boys (Todd Thomson)
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Theatres - Coming Soon - June 16 onwards - ChesterChronicle.co.uk
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WHEN Rosalind is banished by Duke Frederick, his daughter Celia runs away with her to the Forest of Arden where Rosalind's father Duke Senior is in hiding. Orlando also escapes there from his dangerous brother Oliver. Rosalind and Orlando are already
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Bard on the Beach 2011: Shakespeare, as we like him - Globe and Mail
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Set in England in 1642, during the Puritan era, the action moves from the court of Duke Frederick to the Forest of Arden. When the play opens, Orlando (Todd Thomson) is complaining about the poor treatment he has received from his older brother
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The Merry Wives of Windsor rolls merrily along in Stratford - London Free Press (blog)
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Last year he had a stellar season as Duke Frederick in As You Like It. But Rooney takes it to another level here. He outshines everyone with his portrayal of the noble Ford who becomes half crazed with jealousy. Unable to control himself at one point
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
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  • 1827
    Frederick died of dropsy and apparent cardio-vascular disease at the home of the Duke of Rutland on Arlington Street, London, in 1827.
    More Details Hide Details After lying in state in London, Frederick's remains were interred in St. George's Chapel, at Windsor.
  • 1820
    In 1820, he became heir presumptive with the death of his father, George III.
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  • 1817
    Following the unexpected death of his niece, Princess Charlotte of Wales, in 1817, Frederick became second in line to the throne, with a serious chance of inheriting it.
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  • 1811
    Two years later, it was revealed that Clarke had received payment from Frederick's disgraced chief accuser, Gwyllym Wardle, and the Prince Regent reappointed the now-exonerated Frederick as Commander-in-Chief on 29 May 1811.
    More Details Hide Details Frederick maintained a country residence at Oatlands near Weybridge, Surrey; but he was seldom there, preferring to immerse himself in his administrative work at Horse Guards (the British army's headquarters) and, after hours, in London's high life, with its gaming tables: Frederick was perpetually in debt because of his excessive gambling on cards and racehorses.
  • 1809
    Frederick resigned as Commander-in-Chief on 25 March 1809, as the result of a scandal caused by the activities of his latest mistress, Mary Anne Clarke.
    More Details Hide Details Clarke was accused of illicitly selling army commissions under Frederick's aegis. A select committee of the House of Commons enquired into the matter. Parliament eventually acquitted Frederick of receiving bribes by 278 votes to 196. He nevertheless resigned because of the high tally against him.
  • 1805
    On 14 September 1805 he was given the honorary title of Warden of Windsor Forest.
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  • 1801
    In 1801 Frederick actively supported the foundation of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, which promoted the professional, merit-based training of future commissioned officers.
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  • 1799
    Frederick's military setbacks of 1799 were inevitable given his lack of moral seniority as a field commander, the poor state of the British army at the time, and conflicting military objectives of the protagonists.
    More Details Hide Details After this ineffectual campaign, Frederick was mocked, perhaps unfairly, in the rhyme "The Grand Old Duke of York": Frederick's experience in the Dutch campaign made a strong impression on him. That campaign, and the Flanders campaign, had demonstrated the numerous weaknesses of the British army after years of neglect. Frederick as Commander-in-Chief of the British army carried through a massive programme of reform. He was the person most responsible for the reforms that created the force which served in the Peninsular War. He was also in charge of the preparations against Napoleon's planned invasion of the United Kingdom in 1803. In the opinion of Sir John Fortescue, Frederick did "more for the army than any one man has done for it in the whole of its history."
    On 7 September 1799, he was given the honorary title of Captain-General.
    More Details Hide Details Sir Ralph Abercromby and Admiral Sir Charles Mitchell, in charge of the vanguard, had succeeded in capturing some Dutch warships in Den Helder. However, following the Duke's arrival with the main body of the army, a number of disasters befell the allied forces, including shortage of supplies. On 17 October 1799, the Duke signed the Convention of Alkmaar, by which the allied expedition withdrew after giving up its prisoners. 1799 also saw Fort Frederick in South Africa named after him.
    His second field command was with the army sent for the Anglo-Russian invasion of Holland in August 1799.
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  • 1797
    He was also colonel of the 60th Regiment of Foot from 19 August 1797.
    More Details Hide Details On appointment as Commander-in-Chief he immediately declared, reflecting on the Flanders Campaign of 1793–94, " that no officer should ever be subject to the same disadvantages under which he had laboured".
  • 1795
    After his return to Britain, his father George III promoted him to the rank of field marshal on 18 February 1795.
    More Details Hide Details On 3 April 1795, George appointed him effective Commander-in-Chief in succession to Lord Amherst although the title was not confirmed until three years later.
  • 1794
    In the 1794 campaign he was successful at the Battle of Willems in May but was defeated at the Battle of Tourcoing later that month.
    More Details Hide Details The British army was evacuated through Bremen in April 1795.
  • 1793
    He won several notable engagements, such as the Siege of Valenciennes in July 1793, but was defeated at the Battle of Hondschoote in September 1793.
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    On 12 April 1793 Frederick was promoted to full general.
    More Details Hide Details That year, he was sent to Flanders in command of the British contingent of Coburg's army destined for the invasion of France. Frederick and his command fought in the Flanders Campaign under extremely trying conditions.
  • 1791
    On 29 September 1791 at Charlottenburg, Berlin, and again on 23 November 1791 at Buckingham Palace, Frederick married his cousin Princess Frederica Charlotte of Prussia, the daughter of King Frederick William II of Prussia and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg.
    More Details Hide Details The marriage was not a happy one and the couple soon separated. Frederica retired to Oatlands, where she lived until her death in 1820. His full style, recited at his funeral, was "Most High, Most Mighty, and Illustrious Prince, Frederick Duke of York and of Albany, Earl of Ulster, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, First and Principal Knight Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Hanoverian Guelphic Order". His honours were as follows: As a son of the sovereign, Frederick was granted use of the arms of the kingdom, differenced by a label argent of three points, the centre point bearing a cross gules. The quarter/inescutcheon of Hanover had an inescutcheon argent charged with a wheel of six spokes gules for the Bishopric of Osnabrück.
  • 1789
    On 26 May 1789 he took part in a duel with Colonel Charles Lennox, who had insulted him; Lennox missed, and Prince Frederick refused to return fire.
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  • 1788
    On his return to Great Britain, the Duke took his seat in the House of Lords, where, on 15 December 1788 during the Regency crisis, he opposed William Pitt's Regency Bill in a speech which was supposed to have been influenced by the Prince of Wales.
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  • 1784
    He was created Duke of York and Albany and Earl of Ulster on 27 November 1784 and became a member of the Privy Council.
    More Details Hide Details He retained the bishopric of Osnabrück until 1803, when, in the course of the secularisation preceding the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire, the bishopric was incorporated into Prussia.
    Promoted to lieutenant general on 27 October 1784, he was appointed colonel of the Coldstream Guards on 28 October 1784.
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  • 1782
    He was appointed colonel of the 2nd Horse Grenadier Guards (now 2nd Life Guards) on 26 March 1782 before being promoted to major-general on 20 November 1782.
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  • 1781
    From 1781 to 1787, Prince Frederick lived in Hanover, where he studied (along with his younger brothers, Prince Edward, Prince Ernest, Prince Augustus and Prince Adolphus) at the University of Göttingen.
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  • 1780
    George III decided that his second son would pursue an army career and had him gazetted colonel on 4 November 1780.
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  • 1767
    He was invested as Knight of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath on 30 December 1767 and as a Knight of the Order of the Garter on 19 June 1771.
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  • 1764
    On 27 February 1764, when Prince Frederick was six months old, his father secured his election as Prince-Bishop of Osnabrück in today's Lower Saxony.
    More Details Hide Details He received this title because his father, as Elector of Hanover, was entitled to select every other holder of this (in alternation with a Roman Catholic prelate).
  • 1763
    He was christened on 14 September 1763 at St James's, by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Secker — his godparents were his great-uncle the Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg (for whom the Earl Gower, Lord Chamberlain, stood proxy), his uncle the Duke of York (for whom the Earl of Huntingdon, Groom of the Stool, stood proxy) and his great-aunt the Princess Amelia.
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