Crichton, James

Crichton, James, surnamed The Admirable, a Scotchman of gentle, even noble birth, educated at St. Andrews, had George Buchanan for tutor; early developed the most extraordinary gifts of both body and mind; travelled to Paris, Rome, Venice, Milan, and Mantua; astonished every one by his strength and skill as an athlete, and his dexterity and agility in debate; at Mantua he became tutor to the son of the Duke, when one night he was attacked in the streets by a band of masked men, whom he overcame by his skill, recognised his pupil among them, and presented to him his sword, upon which, it is said, the young man immediately ran him through with it (1560-1585).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Crewe * Crieff
Crescentius
Crespi, Giuseppe
Creswell, Sir Creswell
Creswick, Thomas
Crete
Cretinism
Creusa
Creusot, Le
Creuzer
Crewe
Crichton, James
Crieff
Crillon
Crimea
Crimean War
Crinan Canal
Crispi, Francesco
Crispin
Critias
Criton
Croa`tia and Slavonia