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Egham(ĕg`əm), city (1991 pop. 21,810), Surrey, SE England. Light engineering and gravel working are the main industries. RunnymedeRunnymede
, meadow, in Egham, Surrey, S England, on the south bank of the Thames River, W of London. Either on this meadow or on nearby Charter Island, King John accepted the Magna Carta (1215), which is commemorated by a memorial.
..... Click the link for more information. and part of Windsor Great Park, the royal estate, are in the outlying region. Nearby is Cooper's Hill, celebrated in poems by John DenhamDenham, Sir John
, 1615–69, English poet and dramatist. His fame rests largely on two works: Cooper's Hill (1642), a topographical poem, combining descriptions of scenery with moral reflections, and The Sophy,
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1688–1744, English poet. Although his literary reputation declined somewhat during the 19th cent., he is now recognized as the greatest poet of the 18th cent. and the greatest verse satirist in English.
..... Click the link for more information. . The Royal Holloway College of the Univ. of London is in Egham.
a town in S England, in N Surrey on the River Thames. Pop.: 27 666 (2001)