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Beverley,

town (1991 pop. 16,433), East Riding of Yorkshire, NE England. Beverley is primarily a market town with some shipbuilding and such light industries as the manufacture of railroad and automobile accessories and leather. The famous large minster, or monastery church (13th cent.), was attached to a monastery founded by St. John of Beverley (d. 721) and transformed by AthelstanAthelstan
or Æthelstan
, d. 939, king of Wessex (924–39), son and successor of Edward the Elder. After coming to the throne, he vigorously built up his kingdom on the foundations established by his grandfather Alfred.
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 into a college of canons. It contains the tomb of the Percy family and the ancient "chair of peace," which gave sanctuary from the laws of man. (The sanctuary, a privilege granted by Athelstan, applied in a 1-mi (1.6-km) radius around the minster; it was ended at the time of the Reformation.) The town gate is of the early 15th cent., and St. Mary's Church dates from the 14th cent.

Beverley

a market town in NE England, the administrative centre of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Pop.: 29 110 (2001)
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No, this is,' said Beverley, pointing to the canvas.
Beverley lit a pipe and stood at the window looking thoughtfully down into the street.
To me,' said Beverley, when informed of the event by Annette, 'the matter has a deeper significance.
Since its departure Beverley had not done much in the way of actual execution.
My learned friend's manner would be intolerable in an emperor to a black-beetle,"' quoted Beverley.
Beverley, his artistic growth still under a watchful eye of Sellers, said he had never had any doubts as to the success of the thing from the moment when a single phrase in it had so carried him away that he had been compelled to stamp his applause enthusiastically on the floor.
Mr Beverley, returned from his walk, was racing up the stairs three at a time in his energetic way, when, as he arrived at Annette's door, it opened.
I had often wondered what it would feel like to be called by some name like Alan Beverley or Cyril Trevelyan.
In the 1950s Joy and her twin sisters, Teddie and Babs, had their own BBC show, called Those Beverley Sisters, and were made MBEs in 2006.
BEVERLEY Callard was a starstruck young actress when she first met Anne Kirkbride in the Granada Studios canteen.
Of course I recognised Deirdre from Corrie so when she smiled at me from another table, I smiled back," recalls Beverley.
Delroy Beverley, a director of Bradfordbased social housing organisation Incommunities, was presented with the Director of the Year award in the "not for profit" category at the IoD's Yorkshire and the Humber Awards in Sheffield.