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Lowestoft(lō`stôft, –stəf), city (1991 pop. 55,231), Suffolk, the easternmost city in England. It is a popular seaside resort and has fishing, shipbuilding, food processing, and other light industries. The resort area is separated from Old Lowestoft by Lake Lothing and the harbor. Oliver CromwellCromwell, Oliver
, 1599–1658, lord protector of England. Parliamentary General
The son of a gentry family, he entered Cambridge in 1616 but probably left the next year.
..... Click the link for more information. took the old town in 1643, and in 1665 the coastal waters were the scene of a naval victory of the English under the duke of York (later James II) over the Dutch. Most of the old houses were destroyed by a fire in the 17th cent. St. Margaret's Church, from the 15th cent., has an ancient tower. Fine bone china was produced in Lowestoft from about 1750 to 1800. Lowestoft was the birthplace of the satirist Thomas NasheNashe or Nash, Thomas
, 1567–1601, English satirist. Very little is known of his life. Although his first publications appeared in 1589, it was not until Pierce Penniless His Supplication to the Devil
..... Click the link for more information. .
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a fishing port and resort in E England, in NE Suffolk on the North Sea. Pop.: 68 340 (2001)
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