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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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IAN POULTER Age: 36 Born: Hitchin, England Cup appearances: 3 Record: P11 W8 L3 Majors: 0 Runner-up to Padraig Harrington in 2008 Open and responded to Ryder Cup wild-card that year by top-scoring with four points out of five.
HITCHIN, England, September 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The 'Impact of Flu in the Workplace' conference is bringing together, for the first time, leading experts from occupational health, medicine and the NHS to review the value of flu vaccination undertaken by employers as well as providing an update on related issue such as the overall risk of pandemic flu and its impact to the UK workforce.
HITCHIN, England, February 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new online channel is launching today which claims to be the first independent video hotel review and bookings site.
HITCHIN, England, November 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Online video hotel review and booking portal Hotels.