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History of Kent County, England

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 Kent County, England

Kent County, England

Kent is best known as the 'Garden of England', a phrase first coined by Henry VIII.

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  • 1547 - (Kent) - The Royal Navy first used the River Medway in 1547 when a storehouse was rented on 'Jyllingham Water'.

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  • 1553 - Thomas Wyatt led an army into London from Kent in 1553, against Mary I.

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  • 1667 - (Kent) - Forts were built all along the coast following a daring raid by the Dutch navy on the shipyards of the Medway towns in 1667

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  • 1801 - (Kent) - As an indication of the area's military importance, the first Ordnance Survey map ever drawn was the 1 inch map of Kent, published in 1801. Work on the map started in 1795.

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  •  Kent County, England
    The Fryars at Aylesford
    W. H. Ireland, A new and complete History of the County of Kent (1828-1830)
    Artwork
  •  Kent County, England
    St.Georges Church, Ramsgate
    W. H. Ireland, A new and complete History of the County of Kent (1828-1830)
    Artwork
  • 1830 - On Saturday night, 28 August 1830, a widespread uprising by rural workers began in East Kent, with the destruction of threshing machines in the Elham Valley area and by the third week of October, over one hundred machines had been destroyed.
    The uprising, that eventually became known as the Swing Riots, spread across southern England and East Anglia. The general unrest, particularly about ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Kent County
    Kent, a county of England, forming the S.E. extremity of Great Britain, and having N. the Thames and North Sea, S.E. the Straits of Dover, S. Sussex...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Kent, a county of England, forming the SE. extremity of Great Britain and adjoining the counties of Essex (from which it is separated by the Thames), ...Read MORE...


  •  Kent County, England
    Folkestone, Madeira Walk
    Postcard


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The Fryars at Aylesford
W. H. Ireland, A new and complete History of the County of Kent (1828-1830)
Artwork

Kent County, England
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St.Georges Church, Ramsgate
W. H. Ireland, A new and complete History of the County of Kent (1828-1830)
Artwork

Kent County, England
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Folkestone, Madeira Walk
Postcard
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  • 1547 - (Kent) - The Royal Navy first used the River Medway in 1547 when a storehouse was rented on 'Jyllingham Water'.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1553 - Thomas Wyatt led an army into London from Kent in 1553, against Mary I.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1667 - (Kent) - Forts were built all along the coast following a daring raid by the Dutch navy on the shipyards of the Medway towns in 1667

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1801 - (Kent) - As an indication of the area's military importance, the first Ordnance Survey map ever drawn was the 1 inch map of Kent, published in 1801. Work on the map started in 1795.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1830 - On Saturday night, 28 August 1830, a widespread uprising by rural workers began in East Kent, with the destruction of threshing machines in the Elham Valley area and by the third week of October, over one hundred machines had been destroyed.
    The uprising, that eventually became known as the Swing Riots, spread across southern England and East Anglia. The general unrest, particularly about ... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Kent County
    Kent, a county of England, forming the S.E. extremity of Great Britain, and having N. the Thames and North Sea, S.E. the Straits of Dover, S. Sussex... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Kent, a county of England, forming the SE. extremity of Great Britain and adjoining the counties of Essex (from which it is separated by the Thames), ... Read MORE...

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