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There are currently 3 terms in this directory beginning with the letter H.
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Han empire (206 BC–AD 220)
An empire in China that expanded its territories into eastern Central Asia, the main land routes of the eastern Silk Road.

Hild
Hild (614–680) was Abbess of the double monastery (nuns and monks) at Whitby, then known as Streanaeshalch in northeastern England. We know about her life from Bede [q.v., EXH14]. She became a nun at 33 and founded the monastery in 657.

Hubert Walter
Hubert Walter (c. 1160–1205) was a royal advisor in England. He accompanied King Richard I’s army on the Third Crusade (1189–1192), the failed attempt to take Jerusalem from Salad al-Din [q.v.]. On return he was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury.