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Hatton

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The dancing chancellor. Sir Christopher Hatton was brought up to the law, but became a courtier, and attracted the attention of Queen Elizabeth by his very graceful dancing at a masque. The queen took him into favour, and soon made him both chancellor and knight of the garter. (He died in 1591.)

“His bushy beard, and shoestrings green,

His high-crowned hat and satin doublet,

Moved the stout heart of England’s queen,

Though Pope and Spaniard could not trouble it.”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hat Money
Hats and Caps
Hatches
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Hatchway (Lieutenant Jack)
Hatef [the deadly]
Hattemists
Hatteraick (Dirk)
Hatto
Hatton
Hatton Garden (London)
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Hautville Coit
Have a Care!
Have a Mind for it (To)
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