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city (1991 pop. 33,480), Hertfordshire, SE England. Hitchin was the site of a monastery in OffaOffa
, d. 796, king of Mercia (757–96). He succeeded Æthelbald to the throne, but it was some years before he attained the power of his predecessor. Gradually he asserted his overlordship in Kent and then Sussex, and by 774 his charters styled him rex Anglorum
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's time and appears in the Domesday BookDomesday Book
, record of a general census of England made (1085–86) by order of William I (William the Conqueror). The survey ascertained the economic resources of most of the country for purposes of more accurate taxation.
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 as a royal manor named Hiz. Corn and cattle are traded at a biweekly market. Industries include building contracting, engineering, tanning, parchment making, medicinal distilling, and rose growing. Henry Bessemer, the inventor, and George ChapmanChapman, George,
1559?–1634, English dramatist, translator, and poet. He is as famous for his plays as for his poetic translations of Homer's Iliad (1612) and Odyssey (1614–15).
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 were born in Hitchin.
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Jim Hitchin, Infrasonics' president, said, "Almost 100 countries around the world have embraced international standards that will go into effect in 1998.
LEAGUE leaders Hitchin Town visit The Oval tomorrow but no warm welcome will be waiting on the pitch says Bedworth United chief Bernie Cope.
Jim Hitchin, Infrasonics' president, said, "We are especially pleased to be able to join with Direct's members to supply our entire product range, providing the latest in state-of-the-art respiratory equipment.
Sockett was pleased with the way his team had acquitted themselves against Hitchin and Woodford.
Jim Hitchin, Infrasonics' President, said, "This product line expansion will considerably broaden the applications for the Adult Star Ventilator.
But it was Hitchin who opened the scoring ten minutes before the break.
Jim Hitchin, Infrasonics' president said, "We expect this to be a milestone study in that children will be randomized very early to either conventional or high frequency ventilation.
Richard French and Garry Shephard caused problems for Hitchin throughout and fittingly, they each helped themselves to a goal on 46 and 48 minutes respectively.
Rovers dominated but Hitchin shocked the Nationwide Conference side by pulling a goal back on 33 minutes.
Jim Hitchin, Infrasonics' President said, "This certification of quality is the most recognizable for medical devices in the world.
With Adam Cooper outstanding at the heart of United's defence, Hitchin chances were few and far between.
The next training match will be held at Hitchin, against the premier Southern England League champions, Purley Lacrosse.