Gendarmes

Gendarmes (i.e. men-at-arms), a military police in France organised since the Revolution, and charged with maintaining the public safety. The gendarmerie is considered a part of the regular army, and is divided into legions and companies; but the pay is better than that of an ordinary soldier. In the 14th and 15th centuries the name was applied to the heavy French cavalry, and later to the royal bodyguard of the Bourbons.

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

Gemini * Genesis
Geikie, James
Geïler von Kaiserberg, Johann
Gelasius I., St.
Gell, Sir William
Gellert
Gellert, Christian
Gellus, Aulus
Gelon
Gemara
Gemini
Gendarmes
Genesis
Geneva
Geneva, Lake of
Geneviève
Genghis Khan
Genlis, Stephanie Félicité, Comtesse de
Gen`oa
Genre Painting
Gens
Gens Braccata

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