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Lewisham

(lo͞o`əshəm), inner borough (1991 pop. 215,300) of Greater London, SE England, on the Thames. It is mainly residential with a large shopping center, but there is some light engineering. Lewisham, which was noted in Elizabethan times for its cattle market and royal dockyard, trades in timber. The writer Christopher MarloweMarlowe, Christopher,
1564–93, English dramatist and poet, b. Canterbury. Probably the greatest English dramatist before Shakespeare, Marlowe, a shoemaker's son, was educated at Cambridge and he went to London in 1587, where he became an actor and dramatist for the Lord
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 was killed in a brawl at Lewisham in 1593. Goldsmith's College, a faculty of the Univ. of London, is in the borough.

Lewisham

a borough of S Greater London, on the River Thames. Pop.: 248 300 (2003 est.). Area: 35 sq. km (13 sq. miles)
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