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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.
And it was here that we were on our own summer adventure, enjoying a wonderful family holiday at the award-winning Beverley Holidays in Paignton, at the heart of the Riviera.
WITH three marriages behind her, Beverley Callard had reached the stage where she hated all men and was certainly not looking for love.
Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley was absolutely rocked Sunday night when Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams flattened him on a screen, eight minutes into the third quarter during Game 1 of Rockets-Thunder in the NBA Playoffs.
BEVERLEY yesterday revealed it is to stage a tribute to awardwinning journalist Tom O'Ryan, who died on Tuesday aged 61, on their Beverley Bullet card today.