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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
or Runnimede
, 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.
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 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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 and Alexander PopePope, Alexander,
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.
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. The Royal Holloway College of the Univ. of London is in Egham.

Egham

a town in S England, in N Surrey on the River Thames. Pop.: 27 666 (2001)
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Sheila MacDonald, 70, from Egham, Surrey, said: "This is only the second time I've come here.
The free-to-attend seminars visited the capital last week (February 17) for the second of its six-show tour which finished in Egham, Surrey yesterday (February 26).
In his professional life Syd trained first as a pattern-maker, but was then persuaded to go to Shoreditch College in Egham, Surrey and take a teacher training course.
The government said a 3km protection zone around farms infected with foot and mouth in Egham, Surrey, would be lifted on Wednesday provided there were no more suspected cases.
The Environment Department also said it was lifting some of the movement restrictions outside the surveillance zone which surrounds the most recent cases near Egham, Surrey.
Last night a three-kilometre protection zone remained in place around the farms at Egham, Surrey, where animals tested positive.
On Wednesday chief veterinary officer Debby Reynolds confirmed the latest outbreak, near Milton Park Farm, Egham, Surrey, prompting fresh export and national movement bans--just a week after Britain was declared free of the disease.
Chief veterinary officer Debby Reynolds, pictured, said the strain infecting cattle near Egham, Surrey, was "generally" the same as the one which caused the August outbreak near Pirbright, some 10 miles away.
Initially there were no trainers within the zone established by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) around the farm at the centre of the outbreak in Egham, Surrey, but amendments to its boundary have now also put Cobham trainer Ray York inside the surveillance area.
The infection of cattle in Egham, Surrey, came only a week after the environment secretary declared Britain free of the disease, and has shocked the farming industry.
She had hidden her secret from all but that close family for two decades, before seeing a South Wales Echo report about retired town planner Keith Gasson, 67, being brought from his Egham, Surrey, home to South Wales to face allegations from another woman.
Robert Logan (Sr) returned to England by 1815 when he purchased a home called Little Fosters in Egham, Surrey, from Isabella Blathwayt.