Fletcher, Andrew

Fletcher, Andrew,

1655–1716, Scottish politician, known as Fletcher of Saltoun. An opponent of the policies of the duke of Lauderdale and the duke of York (later James II) in Scotland, he fled to Holland in 1682. He joined the rebellion (1685) of the duke of MonmouthMonmouth, James Scott, duke of
, 1649–85, pretender to the English throne; illegitimate son of Charles II of England by Lucy Walter. After his mother's death, he was cared for by Lord Crofts, by whose name the boy was known. In 1662, James went to live at Charles's court.
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 but abandoned it as a result of a private quarrel. Returning to Scotland at the time of the Glorious Revolution (1688), Fletcher and others formed a party to work for greater independence for Scotland. They were responsible for the Act of Security (1704), which provided that at the death of Queen Anne the Scottish Parliament would nominate a separate monarch unless Scotland's civil and religious liberties were guaranteed. After the passage of the Act of Union (1707), which he vehemently opposed, Fletcher devoted himself to agricultural experiments and to writing on Scottish affairs.
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PIT WITS: David Hart, Leslie Heaps, Bill Spilsbury, Andrew Fletcher, Andrew Wilson, Jonathan Carratt, Richard Price, Harry Heaps, Alan Day, David Fleming
uk, WORDS: Jason Beattie, Simon Boyle, Damien Fletcher, Andrew Gregory, Chris Hughes, Josh Layton, Andy Lines, Tom Pettifor, Ben Rossington, Adrian Shaw, Euan Stretch, Alex Wynick.
Actors Scott Fletcher, Andrew Fraser, Stuart Martin and bagpipe player Cameron Barnes appeared before 45,000 people at the AT&T Ballpark, home of the reigning World Series champions.
This year's Dusty all-star presenters included notables from the world of film, television, and animation, including Melissa Leo, Geoffrey Fletcher, Andrew Jarecki, Roy Frumkes, Lisa Jackson, Fred Seibert, Peter C.
Paul Harper, Aidan Cumiskey, Phil Griesbach and Tim Salmon Stephen Hill, Brian Davidson and Karl Drage Trevor Fletcher, Andrew Jones, Paul Atkin and Eamon Connolly Steven Hacking,Chris Morris, Theresa-Marie Stodell and Alex Young Rob Williams, Anthony Walsh, George Willacy and Christian Stevens
He's a fighter and Fletcher, Andrew Flintoff and the fantastic Barmy Army need that right now.
And the inevitable conclusion, as famously supplied by Edmund Blackadder, was that Duncan Fletcher, Andrew Flintoff and their band of Ashes underachieves "wouldn't recognise a cunning plan if it painted itself purple, danced on a harpsichord and sang: 'Cunning plans are here again.
With the Queen and Prince Philip are (from left, back) Geraint Jones, Andrew Strauss, Simon Jones, Kevin Pieterson, Stephen Harmison, Matthew Hoggard, Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell' (front) Phil Neale, Marcus Threscothick, captain Michael Vaughan, who got an OBE, Duncan Fletcher, Andrew Flintoff and Warwickshire's Ashley Giles.
TEAM MIRROR Words: Laurie Hanna, Jeremy Armstrong, Martin Fricker, Nick Owens, Ben Griffiths, Richard Smith, Rachael Bletchly, Paul Byrne, James Lyons, Tom McTague, Adrian Shaw, Louie Smith, Alun Palmer, Damien Fletcher, Andrew Gregory.
If the England think tank really believes that the woeful performance in the one-day series in India is down to inexperience, then Duncan Fletcher, Andrew Flintoff and Andrew Strauss (coach, captain and vice-captain) have lost the plot.
Backs: David Jackson, Sam Viggers, Tommy Turner, Andy Regan, Tim Douglas, Matt Goode, Ricky Hislop, James Hawken, Chris Murphy, David Clements, Jonny Fletcher, Andrew Kaminsa, Glenn Bond.