Thomas Thorpe or Thorp may refer to:
Thomas Thorpe was an English publisher, most famous for publishing Shakespeare's sonnets and several works by Christopher Marlowe and Ben Jonson. His publication of the sonnets has long been controversial. Nineteenth-century critics thought that he might have published the poems without Shakespeare's consent; Sidney Lee called him "predatory and irresponsible." Conversely, modern scholars Wells and Taylor assert their verdict that "Thorpe was a reputable publisher, and there is nothing intrinsically irregular about his publication."
Rutland was a parliamentary constituency covering the county of Rutland. It was represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom until 1918, when it became part of the Rutland and Stamford constituency, along with Stamford in Lincolnshire. Since 1983, Rutland has formed part of the Rutland and Melton constituency along with Melton Mowbray from Leicestershire.
Thomas Bangs Thorpe (1815–1878) was an American antebellum humorist, painter, illustrator, and author best known for the short story "The Big Bear of Arkansas", which was first published in the periodical Spirit of the Times in 1841. Thorpe's 1854 anti-slavery novel The Master's House focuses on a young man from North Carolina who was educated at a college in New England, then moved to Louisiana with his slaves and established a plantation there. The novel is important for its depiction of slave-trading and its mild, but persuasive, critique of slavery.
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Thorp is a Middle English word for a hamlet or small village, from Old English (Anglo-Saxon)/Old Norse þorp. There are many place names in England with the suffix "-thorp" or "-thorpe". Most are in Northumberland, County Durham, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk but some are in Surrey.
Thorpe Thewles is a village that lies near the A177 road between Stockton-on-Tees and Sedgefield in Teesside.
Edward Oakley Thorp is an American mathematics professor, author, hedge fund manager, and blackjack player. He pioneered the modern applications of probability theory, including the harnessing of very small correlations for reliable financial gain.
Thorpe is a variant of the Middle English word thorp, meaning hamlet or small village. It may also refer to one of the following:
A thorp is a hamlet or village.
Snape is a large village in the civil parish of Snape with Thorp in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England, located about 3 miles (5 km) south of Bedale and 3 miles west of the A1, it has a population of 350. Nearby is Thorp Perrow Arboretum. The name is Old Norse for a boggy tract of uncultivated land.
Sir William de Thorpe was an English lawyer, and Chief Justice of the King's Bench from 26 November 1346 to 26 October 1350. As a clerk of this court he was assaulted on one occasion in 1318, when his enemies allegedly even urinated on him. He was knighted in 1345, at the same time as he was made justice of the King's Bench.
James or Jim Thorpe may refer to:
David Thorpe may refer to:
Thorpe Willoughby is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. The village is situated just off the A1238 and is in close proximity to Selby.
Thorpe Arnold is a small farming village in the English county of Leicestershire.
John Thorpe was an English architect.
Edward Thorp(e) may refer to:
Robert or Bob Thorpe may refer to:
William Thorpe may refer to:
Thorpe is a surname derived from the Middle English word thorp, meaning hamlet or small village. Thorpe is found as the name of many places in England.
Thomas Thorp (1850–1914) was an English manufacturer of scientific instruments credited with inventing the first practical coin-in-the-slot gas meter, with innovations in the field of photography, including that involving colour, and for producing an early example of what has since been developed into the modern spectrohelioscope. He began his working life as an apprentice to a firm of architects and ended it as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, having had a keen interest in astronomy since childhood.
George Thorpe may refer to:
Samuel Thorp, or Thorpe, was born in Madeley, Shropshire. He was baptized 6 January and became apprenticed in 1780 to a renowned Shrewsbury Clockmaker Robert Webster. On 20 December 1790 he married Mary Newall at Ford in Shropshire. Samuel Thorp died in 1838 and was buried in Abberley Churchyard on 15 February. Mary joined him there on 19 February 1843.
Lieutenant Robert Thorpe (1838–1868), an officer of the British Indian Army, visited Kashmir during the reign of Maharaja Ranbir Singh and wrote about the sufferings of the Kashmiri people. His writings were compiled into a book Cashmere Misgovernment and published in London in 1970. Thorpe also appealed to the British soldiers, who raised funds for Christian Missionary Society to send medical help to the Kashmir Valley. This eventually led to the founding of the British Mission Hospital in Srinagar.