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 Dorset County, England

Dorset, administrative, geographic, and historic county of southwestern England. It is bordered by the English Channel (south) and the counties of Devon (west), Hampshire (east), and Somerset and Wiltshire (both north). The historic town of Dorchester, in the south, is the county seat...

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  • In 1642, at the commencement of the English Civil War, the Royalists took control of the entire county apart from Poole and Lyme Regis. (Dorset County, England)

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  • 1645 (Dorset County) - An uprising of Clubmen—vigilantes weary of the depredations of the war—took place in Dorset in 1645.

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  • In 1646 Corfe Castle, the last remaining Royalist stronghold in Dorset, was captured after an act of betrayal.

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  • 1686 (Dorset County) - In 1686, at Charborough Park, a meeting took place to plot the downfall of James II of England. This meeting was effectively the start of the Glorious Revolution

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  •  Dorset County, England
    Lyme Regis
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  •  Dorset County, England
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  • 1834 (Dorset County) - Labour union formed
    "Farming has always been central to the economy of Dorset and the county became the birthplace of the modern trade union movement when, in 1834, six...Read MORE...


  • The Dorset County Museum in Dorchester was founded in 1846.

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  • 1895 - Dorset / Dorsetshire
    Dor'set, or Dorsetshire, dor'set-shir, a county of England, on its S. coast, bounded N.W. by the co. of Somerset, N. by Wilts, E. by Hants, W. by...Read MORE...


  • The Dorsetshire Regiment were the first British unit to face a gas attack during the First World War (1914–1918) and they sustained particularly heavy losses at the Battle of the Somme.

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  • In 1642, at the commencement of the English Civil War, the Royalists took control of the entire county apart from Poole and Lyme Regis. (Dorset County, England)

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1645 (Dorset County) - An uprising of Clubmen—vigilantes weary of the depredations of the war—took place in Dorset in 1645.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1646 Corfe Castle, the last remaining Royalist stronghold in Dorset, was captured after an act of betrayal.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1686 (Dorset County) - In 1686, at Charborough Park, a meeting took place to plot the downfall of James II of England. This meeting was effectively the start of the Glorious Revolution

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1834 (Dorset County) - Labour union formed
    "Farming has always been central to the economy of Dorset and the county became the birthplace of the modern trade union movement when, in 1834, six... Read MORE...

  • The Dorset County Museum in Dorchester was founded in 1846.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1895 - Dorset / Dorsetshire
    Dor'set, or Dorsetshire, dor'set-shir, a county of England, on its S. coast, bounded N.W. by the co. of Somerset, N. by Wilts, E. by Hants, W. by... Read MORE...

  • The Dorsetshire Regiment were the first British unit to face a gas attack during the First World War (1914–1918) and they sustained particularly heavy losses at the Battle of the Somme.

    www.wikipedia.org

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