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Regional England : Somerset

Somerset is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in South West England. The name derives from Old English Sumorsǣte, which is short for Sumortūnsǣte, meaning “the people living at or dependent upon Sumortūn.” The first known use of the name is … Continue reading

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Regional England : Hampshire (& The Isle Of Wight)

Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, the former capital city of England. Hampshire is notable for housing the birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, … Continue reading

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