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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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It's his clarity of seeing, and his relentless search for God that makes him so appealing," he said, pointing to the 53 young scholars at the conference (see accompanying story) and to more than 50 critical studies, anthologies, biographies and devotional works published on Merton since the society's 2013 conference.
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