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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)

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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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 the state of the workhouses, was instrumental in the introduction of the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834.
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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 and the English Channel. Area, 1570 square miles. Two principal ranges of hills, contiguous with the North Downs of Surrey and Hants, extend through the county from W. to E., which is elsewhere diversified with many minor ranges. In the S. are Romney Marshes and the tract termed the "Weald," formerly a part of extensive forests, and still interspersed with numerous oak woods. In the N. are the islands of Sheppey and Thanet and the mouths of the Med way, Stour, and Darent Rivers. The products are more varied than in any other county, and generally superior in quality. Wheat, barley, and other grains, turnips, hops, clover, &c., are of the finest growth. Cherry-, plum-, and filbert-orchards are extensive, and much cider is made. Garden-seeds are important products. The stock of sheep is large; and the Romney Sreed is noted for its long... 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), Middlesex, Surrey, and Sussex. The Strait of Dover bounds it on the SE. Area, 1570 sq. m. Two principal ranges of hills, a continuation of the North Downs of Surrey and Hants, extend through the county from W. to E. (terminating in the cliffs of Dover, Folkstone, and Hythe), which is elsewhere diversified with many minor ranges. Tn the S. are Romney Marshes and the tract termed the " Weald," formerly a part of extensive forests and still interspersed with numerous oak woods. In the N. are the islands of Sheppey and Thanet and the mouths of the Medway, Stour, and Darent rivers. The products are very varied and generally superior in quality. The cultivation of fruit is an important industry. The stock of sheep is large, and the Romney breed is noted for its long wool. The manufacturing industries include Saper-makrng, the making of tiles,... Read MORE...

2023 - Kent has something for everyone. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Kent County:
Canterbury Cathedral: Start your journey with a visit to this iconic UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the stunning architecture, learn about its history, and don't forget to see the tomb of Thomas Becket.

Dover Castle: Discover the secrets of this medieval fortress. Explore the underground tunnels used during World War II, and enjoy breathtaking views of the English Channel from the castle walls.

White Cliffs of Dover: Take a hike along these iconic cliffs that have been a symbol of Britain for centuries. The views of the coastline and the Channel are simply breathtaking.

Leeds Castle: Often referred to as the "loveliest castle in the world," Leeds Castle is a must-visit. Explore the beautifully landscaped gardens, take a boat ride on the moat, and step back in time inside the castle itself.

Hever Castle: Discover the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of King Henry VIII. The castle boasts picturesque gardens and a fascinating history.

Rochester: This... Read MORE...

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