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What makes your city/town original?
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 7:16:57 PM
I come from
in East Sussex, England. It is a 'jewel beset by contentious jewellers', where several famous people have lived, which makes a town as much as how it looks, including:
Violet Gordon-Woodhouse- pioneer of the Early Music movement
Daisy Ashford- child writer of genius
Thomas Sackville- Elizabeth I's treasurer and favourite
John Evelyn- first writer on trees in English
Gundrada- Flemish wife of William de Warenne and co-founder of Lewes Priory
Gideon Mantell- discoverer of 'Iguanadon'-one of the first dinosaurs
Simon de Montfort- victor of Battle of Lewes, leading to House of Lords
Tom Paine Revolutionary author of 'Rights of Man', bridge designer.
Thomas Pelham-Holles corrupt aristocrat and Prime Minister
Dr.Richard Russell originator of 'the sea-cure'-led to seaside town building
Mary Shelley author of 'Frankenstein'; lierary encyclopaedist
Ed. P. Warren American classicist and antiquary
William de Warrenne 13th richest man in history; Norman knight and Justiciar.
John Marshall fellow antiquary of Perry Warren and partner
John Streater Revolutionary and pamphleteer and printer
I am currently painting a mural of these figures, which can be seen at
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