Bromley

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Bromley

(brŏm`lē), outer borough (1991 pop. 281,700) of Greater London, SE England. It is the largest of the 32 Greater London boroughs with an area of 59 sq mi (153 sq km). Bromley is mainly residential. The Crystal Palace, site of the 1851 Great Exhibition, was within the borough until fire destroyed it in 1936. The statesman William PittPitt, William,
1759–1806, British statesman; 2d son of William Pitt, 1st earl of Chatham. Trained as a lawyer, he entered Parliament in 1781 and in 1782 at the age of 23 became chancellor of the exchequer under Lord Shelburne.
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 the younger and H. G. WellsWells, H. G.
(Herbert George Wells), 1866–1946, English author. Although he is probably best remembered for his works of science fiction, he was also an imaginative social thinker, working assiduously to remove all vestiges of Victorian social, moral, and religious
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, the writer, were born in Bromley.

Bromley

a borough of SE Greater London. Pop.: 298 300 (2003 est.). Area: 153 sq. km (59 sq. miles)