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History of Devon County, England

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 Devon County, England

Devon, also known as Devonshire, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north east, and Dorset to the east. The city of Exeter is the county town...

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  • In 1549, the Prayer Book Rebellion caused the deaths of thousands of people from Devon and Cornwall.

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  • The arrival of William of Orange to launch the Glorious Revolution of 1688 took place at Brixham. (Devon)

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  • Despite its small Jewish population, Devon is also noted for containing two of Britain's oldest synagogues, located in Plymouth and Exeter, built in 1762 and 1763 respectively.

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  • 1895 - Devon / Devonshire
    Dev'on, or Devonshire, (L. Devo'nia), a county of England, forming part of its S.W. peninsula, and having N. the Bristol Channel, E. the counties of...Read MORE...




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  • In 1549, the Prayer Book Rebellion caused the deaths of thousands of people from Devon and Cornwall.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • The arrival of William of Orange to launch the Glorious Revolution of 1688 took place at Brixham. (Devon)

    www.wikipedia.org
  • Despite its small Jewish population, Devon is also noted for containing two of Britain's oldest synagogues, located in Plymouth and Exeter, built in 1762 and 1763 respectively.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Devon / Devonshire
    Dev'on, or Devonshire, (L. Devo'nia), a county of England, forming part of its S.W. peninsula, and having N. the Bristol Channel, E. the counties of... Read MORE...

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