by Diana Filer

  1. Grace Anne Lockhart in 1875 became the first woman to earn a bachelor’s degree in the whole British Empire.  She graduated from Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, with a bachelor of science degree.
  2. Marie Antoinette, an Austrian archduchess, was the wife of Louis XVI, they being the last monarchs of France before the French revolution.
  3. A privateer was a private person or ship commissioned by a government and authorized by that government for use in war.
  4. The Garda Siochana is the police force of the Republic of Ireland.
  5. The collum is the neck in the human body.