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 Layard, Henry
 Lay of the Last Minstrel (Scott)
 Lays of Ancient Rome (Macaulay)
 lazarettos - in Middle Ages
 Lazarettos - for leprosy in 12th century
  - become pest houses
 LBC - radio station in Britain
 LCD - Lesotho Congress for Democracy
 Lea and Perrins - Worcester sauce
 Leach, Bernard
  - brief account
  - slipware
 Leach Pottery - in St Ives from 1920
 Leader of the House of Commons
 League Against Cruel Sports
 League of Armed Neutrality - in 1800
 League of Corinth - in 377 BC
 League of Nations
  - USSR joins in 1934
  - and Ethiopia in 1935
  - brief account
 League of the Just - in London in 1847
 League of Venice - against France in 1495
 Leakey family
 Leamington Spa
 Lean, David
 Leander (rowing club)
 leap year - proposed by Sosigenes
 Lear, Edward
 leather clothing - and the man in the ice
 Leavis, F.R.
 Lebanon, cedars of - Phoenician export
  - to Egypt in 2550 BC
 Lebensraum - for Germany to the east
 Le Bourgeoys, Marin - and the flintlock
 Le Brun, Charles - and Vaux-le-Vicomte
  - and Versailles
  - director of Gobelin factory
 Lechfeld - battle in 955
 Leclerc, Charles - in Saint Domingue
 lectio - in scholasticism
 Ledley, Robert S - builds first body scanner
 Lee, Laurie - Cider with Rosie
 Lee, Robert E. - and the Civil War
 Lee, William - and the stocking frame
 Lee of Fareham, Viscount - and Chequers
 Leeds (city)
  - first gasometer
 Leeds Castle
 Leeds Intelligencer - and Yorkshire Post
 Leeds International Piano Competition
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