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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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The monograph explicitly computes the Hitchin integrable system on the moduli space of Higgs bundles, compares the Hitchin Hamiltonians with those found by van Geemen-Previato, and prove the transversality of the induced flow with the locus of unstable bundles.
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After taking a 2-0 lead, the Glassboys were left hanging on at the end as Hitchin's Harry Draper had a goal disallowed in stoppage time.
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TOTTENHAM star-spotter Steve Hitchin has rejected the chance to move to Marseille as Director of Football.
And he'll fight hard to resist any Old Trafford move to steal Hitchin who is seen as a vital cog in the Spurs management and technical set up.
Lilah Hitchin, six, with her uncle John Hitchin, from Shrewsbury, sample some of the ice cream
HITCHIN TOWN 4 BEDWORTH UNITED 1 Bedworth's fate was sealed BEDWORTH'S fate was sealed in Hertfordshire as defeat rubber stamped their relegation.
Michelle Hitchin said the Milly Dowler murderer, 50, should be quizzed over the 1980 unsolved death of Patsy Morris, 14.
Hitchin's claims come after last week's ITV drama Manhunt, about Bellfield, led to several women claiming to have been his victim.
Hitchin Town 0 Solihull Moors 2 TWO second-half goals saw Solihull Moors into the second round of the FA Cup for only the second time, Danny Wright wrapping up victory against Hitchin Town after Adi Yussuf's penalty.
If you're any cup run come, be produce a thought we Tim "We've had two real tough trips, Witton and here at Hitchin, two definite banana skins, there's only one reason the cameras are here today but we managed to get over the line with a solid enough performance."