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Merton,

outer borough (1991 pop. 161,800) of Greater London, SE England. The area is largely residential with some industry, including tanning and the manufacture of silk and calico prints, varnish and paint, and toys. An annual fair dating from Elizabethan times is held within the borough at Mitcham, and one of the largest mosques in Europe is in Morden. Merton also contains Wimbledon, England's tennis headquarters; the first Wimbledon Championship match took place in 1877. Cricket and golf matches are also played. George EliotEliot, George,
pseud. of Mary Ann or Marian Evans,
1819–80, English novelist, b. Arbury, Warwickshire.
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 lived in Wimbledon. Merton has remains of a priory that was founded in 1115 and destroyed by Thomas CromwellCromwell, Thomas, earl of Essex,
1485?–1540, English statesman. While a young man he lived abroad as a soldier, accountant, and merchant, and on his return (c.1512) to England he engaged in the wool trade and eventually became a lawyer.
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. Walter de MertonMerton, Walter de,
d. 1277, English bishop, founder of Merton College, Oxford. He was lord chancellor from 1261 to 1263, was reappointed after the death of Henry III (1272), and was made bishop of Rochester in 1274.
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, Lord High Chancellor to Henry III and founder of Merton College, Oxford, and Thomas à BecketThomas à Becket, Saint,
or Saint Thomas Becket,
1118–70, English martyr, archbishop of Canterbury, b. London. He is called St. Thomas of Canterbury and occasionally St. Thomas of London.
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 were educated at the priory. Admiral Horatio NelsonNelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount,
1758–1805, British admiral. The most famous of Britain's naval heroes, he is commemorated by the celebrated Nelson Column in Trafalgar Square, London.
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 and Lady Emma HamiltonHamilton, Emma, Lady,
1765?–1815, mistress of the British naval hero Horatio Nelson. Born Emma Lyon, she became the mistress of Charles Greville, then of Sir William Hamilton, ambassador to Naples, whom she married (1791).
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 lived together in Merton Park.

Merton

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Thomas (Feverel). 1915--68, US writer, monk, and mystic; noted esp for his autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (1948)

Merton

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a borough in SW Greater London. Pop.: 191 400 (2003 est.). Area: 38 sq. km (15 sq. miles)
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Merton and Nouwen authored more than 100 books between them, which have sold some 22 million copies and been translated into more than 30 languages.
We plan to reopen the new-look Little Merton in the spring, when the pub will be a real community hub.
But Merton [council] then appear to have totally ignored Hume Consulting's submission, despite previously encouraging them to take part in the site development process.
The daughter of a railwayman and a school dinner lady, Aherne split with husband Peter Hook, guitarist with pop group New Order and house musician on the Mrs Merton Show, in April 1996.
Merton wants to know exactly where they are and who uses them, so begins his tour in the Scottish Highlands, also visiting Cumbria and Cornwall.
Let me get ahead of myself by saying that because Merton, long before ecumenism and religious dialogue became catchwords, had made personal inroads into non-Christian faiths (Hinduism, Buddhism, Hasidic Judaism, Sufism, etc.
The vitality of contemplation for both Merton and Borgmann is the conjunction, "with" (con).
HAVE I Got News For You team captain Paul Merton will take to the road again in 2015 with his world-renowned Impro Chums.
Horan's main premise, that Thomas Merton was a "Franciscan-hearted person," may seem strange at first.
Career: Was a telephonist at the BBC's Manchester offices for a while, but it was while she was working as a receptionist at Piccadilly Radio that she developed her Mrs Merton character, who first featured on Frank Sidebottom's radio show.
North Vancouver, B C: Thomas Merton Society of Canada, 2012.
With his selection process, the editor wishes to display the diversity of Merton's interests and concerns, and to give the reader a comprehensive and representative anthology that reflects both the depth and breadth of Merton the essayist, whose range was from the personal to the critical and expository.