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"Saint Albans, sent awl'bonz, a city of England, co. of Hertford, at a railway junction, 20 miles N.W. of Lon don. The borough comprises the site of the ancient town of Verulam, supposed to have been founded by the Britons before London. In the vicinity was an ancient abbey of Benedictines, now restored and made one of the finest cathedral churches in England. St. Albans became a bishop's see in 1875. Pop. (1891) 12,898."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott


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  • History
    During the Wars of the Roses two battles were fought in and around St Albans. The First Battle of St Albans on 22 May 1455 was a Lancastrian defeat...Read MORE...


  • 1539 - The Abbey in St Albans was dissolved on Dec. 5th by King Henry VIII.

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  • 1553 - St Albans - King Edward VI granted a charter to the town by which it became a Borough with a Mayor and Corporation. The King sold the Abbey Church to the town for £400.

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  • 1555 - George Tankerfield Execution
    St Albans - George Tankerfield, a protestant Yorkshire baker was brought from London and burnt to death on Romeland - as an example to others....Read MORE...


  • 1643 - The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Arrested
    St Albans - The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire was arrested by Captain Oliver Cromwell after he had unwisely read a Royal Proclamation, from the steps ...Read MORE...


  • Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England
    The Clock Tower
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  • Saint Albans, Hertfordshire, England
    South West Front, St Albans Abbey
  • 1906
    Saint Albans, a city and municipal borough of England, in Hertfordhire, 20 miles NW. of London. It is on the site of the Roman Verulamium, one of the ...Read MORE...




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