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Lewes

(lo͞o`ĭs, –ĭz), town (1991 pop. 14,499) and district, East Sussex, SE England. The county seat of East Sussex, Lewes is a farm market with light manufactures. St. Pancras priory was founded in the town in the 11th cent.; its ruins remain. In 1264, Lewes was the scene of a victory by Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester, over Henry III.

Lewes

a market town in S England, administrative centre of East Sussex, on the River Ouse: site of a battle (1264) in which Henry III was defeated by Simon de Montfort. Pop.: 15 988 (2001)
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Lewes settles for the more neutral term, utopia, to acknowledge that, for women, the somatopia is more dystopia.
William Baker, ed., The Letters of George Henry Lewes, 2 vols (U of Victoria Literary Studies Monograph Series, Nos.
The deputy headmaster had been taken to Lewes jail in Sussex on Thursday after being found guilty of murdering foster daughter Billie-Jo.
Until Rosemary Ashton's George Henry Lewes: A Life (1991), comparatively little had been researched about the remarkable man whose sympathetic and discerning criticism had stimulated George Eliot to produce her finest writing, though critics from Basil Willey (Nineteenth Century Studies) to Gillian Beer (Darwin's Plots) had recognized his influence in Eliot's fascination with contemporary scientific thought and philosophical debate, in particular with the findings of Lyell, Spencer, T.
."(1) Bronte's adjective, "genuine," affiliates her assessment of Rachel with a mid-century theatrical discourse that increasingly represented the stage and the most favored acting styles as "natural." Although it turns up in many texts and contexts, George Henry Lewes, in his role as drama critic, articulated principles of "natural acting" that influentially framed the discourse for both its onstage and offstage versions.(2) When he too saw Rachel on stage in 1851, Lewes, echoing Bronte, accordingly pronounced the actress "exquisitely natural" and set her up as a positive exemplar for what he perceived to be a theater in decline.(3)
During this period she became associated with Lewes, George Henry , a married journalist who would be her companion until his death in 1878.
If one of the ways we know a man is through the estimation of his peers, then the stature of George Henry Lewes should never have been in doubt.
The renowned annual event in Lewes, East Sussex, attracted about 80,000 people last night.
Annie's parents, Steve and Helen Edwards, from Lewes, said: "Our wonderful, happy, loving, warmhearted, clever, mad, beautiful daughter Annie passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday morning.
CARDIFF City Ladies FC got back to winning ways with a fine 2-0 win against Lewes in the FA Women's Premier League at Cardiff International Sports Stadium last Sunday.