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Gloucester

(glŏs`tər, glô`stər), city (1991 pop. 106,526) and district, Gloucestershire, W central England, on the Severn River. Manufactures in Gloucester include aircraft components, agricultural machinery, railroad equipment, and processed foods. Timber mills and light and heavy engineering works are prevalent. The port is still active but has been eclipsed by BristolBristol,
city and unitary authority (1991 pop. 370,300), SW England, at the confluence of the Avon and Frome rivers. Bristol, a leading international port, has extensive facilities, including docks at Avonmouth, Portishead, and Royal Portbury.
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 since the 15th cent. Gloucester stands upon the site of the Roman city Glevum. In Saxon times it was the capital of MerciaMercia
, one of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England, consisting generally of the region of the Midlands. It was settled by Angles c.500, probably first along the Trent valley.
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. Noteworthy is the cathedral (begun 1089) in which Edward II is buried. The Three Choirs Festival is held in Gloucester every third year. A technical college and an old public school are there.

Gloucester,

city (1990 pop. 28,716), Essex co., NE Mass., on Cape Ann; settled 1623, inc. as a city 1873. It is a port of entry at the head of Gloucester Harbor, which is protected by a breakwater built from Eastern Point. The harbor has been used by fishing ships for over three centuries, and Gloucester still bases its economy on the fishing and fish-processing industries, although overfishing has severely reduced the catch. Once an important shipbuilding center, the city is supposedly where the first schooner was built (1713).

The picturesque old city is also a popular summer resort. Tourist attractions include the famous bronze Fisherman, a memorial to the thousands of Gloucestermen lost at sea; Hammond Castle, which houses collections of medieval art; Gloucester City Hall (1870) with its fishermen's memorial mural; the Cape Ann Museum, and numerous pre-Revolutionary houses. The city has furnished material for authors (e.g., Rudyard Kipling in his Captains Courageous) as well as artists.

Gloucester

cruelly blinded by those he served. [Br. Lit.: King Lear]

Gloucester

faithful to Lear, he tries to save the king from his daughters’ cruelty. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare King Lear]
See: Loyalty

Gloucester

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Humphrey, Duke of. 1391--1447, English soldier and statesman; son of Henry IV. He acted as protector during Henry VI's minority (1422-- 29) and was noted for his patronage of humanists

Gloucester

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a city in SW England, administrative centre of Gloucestershire, on the River Severn; cathedral (founded 1100). Pop.: 123 205 (2001)
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Pamela Hunter, a member of Glevum Associates, told a news conference the 4th position was shared by Prof.
A COUPLE of hours later Glevum was joined on the six-win mark by Copper Thistle, who, in sharp contrast to his below-par victory at Garthorpe the previous week, went and jumped like a dream for owner-rider Richard Hunnisett in the open.
Hunnisett had Copper Thistle in front throughout the open to win his 28th race, and fourth this year (joint leader for the title 'champion pointer' with Glevum and Balisteros); Imperial Dawn won his third from four starts this season for Rowe in the ladies' equivalent.
Then, in what was the best race of the day, Scudamore and his mother's Glevum caught Avril Showers, who was conceding 7lb, on the run-in to snatch a half-length verdict in the Marsh UK/TBA mares' race.
Tom Scudamore, 17, landed the first treble of his burgeoning career, scoring twice for David Pipe and then winning again in the intermediate with his mother Marilyn's Glevum, who is unbeaten in three races this season.
The much-travelled Jobsagoodun, second to Glevum at Cottenham two weeks earlier, made the trip from Worcestershire worthwhile in another division under Martin Yardley.
Marilyn Scudamore is more than playing her part by training a couple of point-to-pointers for her son to ride, including the ex-Twiston-Davies mare Glevum, a winner on both weekends of the new season, at Cottenham and Barbury Castle.
Young Biddlecombe, 17, again delighted father Terry when repeating his Tweseldown win on Rectory Garden, beating that good horse Cavalero - who will now return to hunter chasing - by just over two lengths in the first mixed open, while Scudamore jr, also 17, took the restricted on his Cottenham winner Glevum, showing the dash he has exhibited under Rules when decisively outpointing Sir Frosty and My Clean Sweep from the last.
Another gift, Glevum, owned and trained by Marilyn Scudamore and led up by husband Peter, led throught the older horse maiden, efficiently steered by son Tom, 17.