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  1. Bess a.k.a. Elizabeth I of England: Elizabeth I was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana or Good Queen Bess, the childless Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Elizabeth was the daughter of Henry VIII by second wife, Anne Boleyn, who was executed two and a half years after Elizabeth's birth. Anne's marriage to Henry VIII was annulled, and Elizabeth was declared illegitimate. Her half-brother, Edward VI, ruled until his death in 1553, bequeathing the crown to Lady Jane Grey and ignoring the claims of his two half-sisters, Elizabeth and the Roman Catholic Mary, in spite of statute law to the contrary. However, Edward's will was set aside and Mary became queen, deposing Lady Jane Grey. During Mary's reign, Elizabeth was imprisoned for nearly a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels.
    • also known as Queen Elizabeth I of England, Elizabeth, Good Queen Bess, Gloriana, The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth Tudor, Elizabeth I, Elizabeth of England
    • born on (482 years ago) in Palace of Placentia, child of Henry VIII of England and Anne Boleyn
    • ethnicity: English people
    • nationality: England
    • religion: Anglicanism
    • profession: Politician
    • died on (411 years ago) in Richmond Palace
    • buried in Henry VII Chapel
    • written works: "Elizabeth I: Collected Works", "Elizabeth I: Her Life in Letters", "Elizabeth I: Autograph Compositions and Foreign Language Originals", "Elizabeth I: Translations, 1544-1589", "Elizabeth I: Translations, 1592-1598", "Queen Elizabeth I", "Letters patent of Elizabeth and James the First addressed to the University of Cambridge", "On Monsieur's Departure"
  2. Bess a.k.a. Bess Armstrong: Elizabeth Key "Bess" Armstrong is an American film, stage and television actress. She is best known for her roles in films The Four Seasons, High Road to China, Jaws 3-D, and Nothing in Common. Armstrong also starred in the critically acclaimed ABC drama series My So-Called Life and had lead roles in a number of made-for-television films.
  3. Bess a.k.a. Bess Houdini: Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner, better known as Bess Houdini, was the stage assistant and wife of Harry Houdini.
  4. Bess a.k.a. Elizabeth Alsop was the sister of American writer Mary O'Hara.
  5. Bess a.k.a. Bessie Hickson was the wife of E.R. Hickson.

There are other people with in their name, like Bess Kalb, Bess Ross, Bess Roth, Bess Rous, Bess Wade, Bess Wohl, Gene Bess, Jane Bess, Jill Bess, Ardon Bess and many others.


  1. Bess a.k.a. Bess Marvin: Elizabeth "Bess" Marvin is a character in the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. She is one of Nancy Drew's best friends, along with George Fayne, who is Bess's cousin. Bess and George are introduced to readers in the 1931 novel,The Secret at Shadow Ranch. Bess was originally described as having beautiful hair, slightly plump, pretty, and blue eyed. She is very feminine, and is easily frightened when involved in Nancy's adventures. Bess believes that every crook has a good reason for committing his/her crime. Bess always fears the worst is going to happen and insists that Nancy give up several mysteries. She is somewhat flighty, fickle, and a bit of a flirt - quite the opposite of cousin George, who is more practical, steady, and very much a tomboy. Bess flirts with every cute or handsome boy she meets. Despite her fears, she is a strong sleuth in some volumes, even taking a proactive role in the capture of criminals on occasion.
  2. Bess is a fictional character in the 2012 comedy film Spring Breakers directed by Harmony Korine.
  3. Bess is a fictional character from the 1973 film Deaf Smith & Johnny Ears.
  4. Bess a.k.a. Bess Foster: The fictional representation of Elizabeth Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire.
  5. Bess is a fictional character from the 1967 film Sugar Colt.
  6. Bess is a fictional character from the play Porgy and Bess.
  7. Bess is a fictional character from Dolls.
  8. Bess is a fictional character in the 2001 film K-PAX.
  9. Bess is a fictional character in the 2010 film Two Gates Of Sleep.
  10. Bess is a fictional character from the 1992 film Ladybugs.
  11. Bess is a fictional character from the 1975 film Broadway Theatre Archive: For the Use of the Hall.
  12. Bess is a fictional character from the 1931 film Riders of the Purple Sage.
  13. Bess is a fictional character from the 2014 film Business Trip.
  14. Bess is a fictional character from the 1970 film Adam's Woman.
  15. Bess is a fictional character from the 1997 film Macon County Jail.
  16. Bess is a fictional character in the 1985 drama film White Nights.
  17. Bess is a fictional character from the 1953 film The Pleasure Garden.
  18. Bess is a fictional film character.
  19. Bess is a fictional film character.
  20. Bess is a fictional film character.
  21. Bess is a fictional film character.
  22. Bess a.k.a. Elizabeth Raleigh: The fictional representation of Elizabeth Raleigh, Sir Walter Raleigh's wife, and a Lady of the Privy Chamber to Queen Elizabeth I of England.

There are other characters with in their name, like Bess Truman, Bess Houdini, Good Queen Bess.


"Bess" is a book by Annie Shepherd Swan.


  1. BESS is a particle physics experiment carried by a balloon. BESS stands for Balloon-borne Experiment with Superconducting Spectrometer. It is in fact a series of experiments that started in 1993, and its current incarnation, BESS-Polar, was circling the Antarctic from December 13 to December 21, 2004, for a total of 8 days 17 hours and 2 minutes. This joint Japanese and American project is supported by the Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics at NASA's GSFC and the KEK.
  2. Bess a.k.a. Secure Web SmartFilter EDU, formerly known as Bess, is a brand of content-control software made by Secure Computing Corporation, which acquired maker N2H2 in 2003; it is usually used in libraries and schools. The main purpose of the system is as an Internet filter, blocking minors using the public computers from accessing web content deemed inappropriate by the local administrators of the system based on the Acceptable Use Policy of the organization. The system is not installed locally, but installs on the server between the users and the open Internet. This feature makes it harder to bypass, though it is not uncommon for students with more extensive computer knowledge to attempt to bypass the system. The system allows for teachers or administrators to temporarily bypass the system if they need to access sites that are blocked for educational purposes.

Phrases with Bess

  1. Bess Beetles
  2. brown Bess
  3. bouncing bess

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Google previewUnderstanding Philosophy of Science (2012)

by James Ladyman

That this argument form is invalid is obvious when we consider the following argument that has the same structure but true premises and a false conclusion: All human beings are animals Bess is an animal Therefore Bess is a human being ...

Google previewNuts & Bolts: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support A Basic Guide to Implementing Preventative Practice in Our Schools & Community (2017)

by Gary Schaffer

System (BESS) is an extension of the Behavior Assessment System for Children; Third Edition (BASC3). The BESS is a brief, universal screening instrument for measuring behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses in children and ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Sport Neuropsychology (2010)

by Frank Webbe

The BESS is a method developed by investigators at the University of North Carolina as a standardized measure of postural stability for assessment on the sideline (Guskiewicz, Ross, & Marshall, 2001; Riemann & Guskiewicz, 2000).

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the U.S. Army (2001)

by Jerold E. Brown

John Edgecomb BROWN BESS The term "Brown Bess" refers to all types of British flintlock muskets* made ...

Google previewDictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 1 (2001)

The Authors by Philip A. Greasley

NELSON ALGREN 32 Bess Streeter Aldrich. Courtesy of the Nebraska State Historical Society hardship, sorrow, and courage which are tempered by compassion and humor. The pioneer novels capture the labor, everyday happenings, and ...

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I toyed with the idea of going to find another war where I could at least feel alive. I was so numb that it took terror to make me feel anything. (Bess Jones)
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