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Kent is a county in southeast England, and is one of the home counties. It borders East Sussex, Surrey and Greater London and has a defined boundary with Essex in the middle of the River Thames estuary. The ceremonial county boundaries of Kent include the shire county of Kent and the unitary borough of Medway. Kent has a nominal border with France halfway through the Channel Tunnel. Maidstone is its county town and historically Rochester and Canterbury have been accorded city status though only the latter still holds it.wikipedia


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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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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...Read MORE...

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Kent, a county of England, forming the SE. extremity of Great Britain and adjoining the counties of ...Read MORE...


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