Beverley


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Beverley,

town (1991 pop. 16,433), East Riding of Yorkshire, NE England. Beverley is primarily a market town with some shipbuilding and such light industries as the manufacture of railroad and automobile accessories and leather. The famous large minster, or monastery church (13th cent.), was attached to a monastery founded by St. John of Beverley (d. 721) and transformed by AthelstanAthelstan
or Æthelstan
, d. 939, king of Wessex (924–39), son and successor of Edward the Elder. After coming to the throne, he vigorously built up his kingdom on the foundations established by his grandfather Alfred.
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 into a college of canons. It contains the tomb of the Percy family and the ancient "chair of peace," which gave sanctuary from the laws of man. (The sanctuary, a privilege granted by Athelstan, applied in a 1-mi (1.6-km) radius around the minster; it was ended at the time of the Reformation.) The town gate is of the early 15th cent., and St. Mary's Church dates from the 14th cent.

Beverley

a market town in NE England, the administrative centre of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Pop.: 29 110 (2001)
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She knew just how incompetent Sellers was, and it irritated her beyond endurance to see Beverley's good-humoured acceptance of his patronage.
'At any rate,' said Beverley, with a grin, 'you both seem to recognize that it is a cat.
For the first time Beverley seemed somewhat confused.
Beverley looked at the great man with admiration, and saw that he had flushed uncomfortably.
Beverley could almost hear the voice of the referee uttering the count.
Beverley picked up a duster and began slowly to sweep the floor with it.
'The fragments of the wretched man,' whispered Beverley. 'They must be swept up and decently interred.
'No, this is,' said Beverley, pointing to the canvas.
Beverley lit a pipe and stood at the window looking thoughtfully down into the street.
His visits to the newcomer's studio began again, and Beverley's picture, now nearing completion, came in for criticism enough to have filled a volume.
'To me,' said Beverley, when informed of the event by Annette, 'the matter has a deeper significance.
Beverley himself was progressing slowly in the field of Art.