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 Ride a cockhorse to Banbury cross
 Ridgeway (grass track in Britain)
 riding (a third part)
 Ridley, Nicholas - Protestant martyr
 Ridolfi, Roberto - plot of 1571
 Rie, Lucie
 Riebeeck, Jan van - and Cape Town
 Riel, Louis - and the Red River Rebellion
  - in Saskatchewan in 1884-5
 Rienzo, Cola di - tribune of Rome
  - and Montreal d'Albarno
  - and Gibbon
 Rievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire
 Rif, The - and Abd-el-Krim
 rifling - in barrels of guns
 Riga - becomes episcopal see
  - besieged by Augustus II in 1700
 Rights, Bill of - in 1689
 Rights of Man - declaration of 1789
 Rigoletto - and the Cairo opera house
 rigsraad - and the Danish crown
 Rigveda - creation hymn
  - in Sanskrit literature
 Rijeka - crisis in 1919
 Rijswijk - peace of 1697
 Riksdag - and the fourth estate
 Rillington Place
 Rime - of Petrarch
 Rimini - Roman colony
  - Mozart and Salieri
 Rinaldo - opera by Handel
 rinascimento - the Renaissance in Italy
 rinderpest - in South West Africa in 1897
 Ring a ring o' roses
 Rinuccini, Ottavio - librettist of Dafne
 Rio de Janeiro - reached by Vespucci
  - becomes capital of Brazil
  - transformation in early 20th century
  - peace conference in 1942
 Riot Act (1715)
 Ripley, Thomas - Houghton Hall
 Ripon - the monastery and Willibrord
  - brief account of town
 Ripon Falls - reached by Speke in 1862
 Risorgimento - movement to liberate Italy
 Risorgimento - newspaper by Cavour
 Rites Controversy - over Confucianism
 rites of passage - in primitive religion
 Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria - by Monteverdi
 ritual - in primitive religion
 ritual murder - charged against Jews
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