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city (1991 pop. 33,480), Hertfordshire, SE England. Hitchin was the site of a monastery in OffaOffa
, d. 796, king of Mercia (757–96). He succeeded Æthelbald to the throne, but it was some years before he attained the power of his predecessor. Gradually he asserted his overlordship in Kent and then Sussex, and by 774 his charters styled him rex Anglorum
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's time and appears in the Domesday BookDomesday Book
, record of a general census of England made (1085–86) by order of William I (William the Conqueror). The survey ascertained the economic resources of most of the country for purposes of more accurate taxation.
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 as a royal manor named Hiz. Corn and cattle are traded at a biweekly market. Industries include building contracting, engineering, tanning, parchment making, medicinal distilling, and rose growing. Henry Bessemer, the inventor, and George ChapmanChapman, George,
1559?–1634, English dramatist, translator, and poet. He is as famous for his plays as for his poetic translations of Homer's Iliad (1612) and Odyssey (1614–15).
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 were born in Hitchin.
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In a roller-coaster contest at the Trico, Hitchin ended their own miserable run with a first point in 2018 when defender Lewis Rolfe bagged an equaliser five minutes from time.
One of the hidden problems in timing trains in the area is that a few miles north is Cambridge Junction, just north of Hitchin station, where many trains turn right to cross the southbound main line.
Hitchin broke the deadlock a minute past the hour mark when a Charlie Smith free-kick wasn't cleared effectively and Elliot Bailey was able to dive and head home the loose ball.
LEAMINGTON 2 HITCHIN TOWN 1 After extra time COURTNEY Baker-Richardson scored a majestic extra time winner to take Leamington into National League North.
45pm MERTHYR TOWN v HITCHIN MERTHYR Town are set for one of the biggest games in the club's history as they face Hitchin Town in a play-off semi-final at the LoadLok Community Stadium tonight.
However, Sean Mackin levelled 10 minutes later to send the game into extratime before Dave Hitchin and Josh Bowmaker gave Town a 3-1 lead and Ben Cotts got a late consolation for St Mary's.
A ST HELENS man killed when his bike collided with a motorcycle has been named as former international cyclist David Hitchin.
Network Rail's testing programme for cab signalling has entered its second phase at the test centre in Hitchin.
The Euromillions ticket, bought in Stevenage or Hitchin, Herts, would make its owner richer than F1 driver Lewis Hamilton.
The EuroMillions ticket, bought in Stevenage or Hitchin in Hertfordshire, would make its owner richer than F1 driver Lewis Hamilton.