One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Under Henry VIII, Cheke was tutor to Prince Edward who, as Edward VI, gave him land, a knighthood, and the provostship of King's College, Cambridge; he was also member of Parliament, clerk to the council, and secretary of state.’
- ‘Together with other scientists Boyle formed the Royal Society in London in 1660, but refused the presidency, as well as the provostship of Eton, and a peerage.’
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