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Merton,

outer borough (1991 pop. 161,800) of Greater London, SE England. The area is largely residential with some industry, including tanning and the manufacture of silk and calico prints, varnish and paint, and toys. An annual fair dating from Elizabethan times is held within the borough at Mitcham, and one of the largest mosques in Europe is in Morden. Merton also contains Wimbledon, England's tennis headquarters; the first Wimbledon Championship match took place in 1877. Cricket and golf matches are also played. George EliotEliot, George,
pseud. of Mary Ann or Marian Evans,
1819–80, English novelist, b. Arbury, Warwickshire.
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 lived in Wimbledon. Merton has remains of a priory that was founded in 1115 and destroyed by Thomas CromwellCromwell, Thomas, earl of Essex,
1485?–1540, English statesman. While a young man he lived abroad as a soldier, accountant, and merchant, and on his return (c.1512) to England he engaged in the wool trade and eventually became a lawyer.
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. Walter de MertonMerton, Walter de,
d. 1277, English bishop, founder of Merton College, Oxford. He was lord chancellor from 1261 to 1263, was reappointed after the death of Henry III (1272), and was made bishop of Rochester in 1274.
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, Lord High Chancellor to Henry III and founder of Merton College, Oxford, and Thomas à BecketThomas à Becket, Saint,
or Saint Thomas Becket,
1118–70, English martyr, archbishop of Canterbury, b. London. He is called St. Thomas of Canterbury and occasionally St. Thomas of London.
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 were educated at the priory. Admiral Horatio NelsonNelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount,
1758–1805, British admiral. The most famous of Britain's naval heroes, he is commemorated by the celebrated Nelson Column in Trafalgar Square, London.
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 and Lady Emma HamiltonHamilton, Emma, Lady,
1765?–1815, mistress of the British naval hero Horatio Nelson. Born Emma Lyon, she became the mistress of Charles Greville, then of Sir William Hamilton, ambassador to Naples, whom she married (1791).
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 lived together in Merton Park.

Merton

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Thomas (Feverel). 1915--68, US writer, monk, and mystic; noted esp for his autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain (1948)

Merton

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a borough in SW Greater London. Pop.: 191 400 (2003 est.). Area: 38 sq. km (15 sq. miles)
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'I am excited to join Saab, to be part of its growth journey, and I look forward to further strengthening investor relations and working with leading investors around the world', says Merton Kaplan, head of Investor Relations at Saab.
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Due to her father's job as a mining consultant, Merton, who was born in Frankfurt, had a remarkably nomadic childhood, living in 12 different places including New York, Connecticut, Ontario, Bournemouth, London and Berlin.
A complex, multifaceted individual, Merton had many illustrious friends whose views at times conflicted with those of the church.
Author Robert Hudson is a Bob Dylan scholar and a member of the International Thomas Merton Society.
"The Monk's Record Player: Thomas Merton, Bob Dylan, and the Perilous Summer of 1966" by Robert Hudson (who is a recognized Bob Dylan scholar, a member of the International Thomas Merton Society) is parallel biography of two countercultural icons, that plumbs the depths of Dylan's influence on Merton's life and poetry, recounts each man's interactions with the woman who linked them together (Joan Baez) and shows how each transcended his immediate troubles and went on to new heights of spiritual and artistic genius.
The yacht has pride of place in the Little Merton's beer garden, he said, adding: "On Friday we hosted a special event at the Little Merton, before the pub closed for a major refurbishment.
Synopsis: A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, Thomas Merton (January 31, 1915--December 10, 1968) was an American Catholic writer, theologian, mystic, poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion.
For Thomas Merton, being a monk was about more than wearing special garments or attending Mass and praying for humanity.
Paschal Taggart, who through Hume Consulting has submitted an outline rival scheme for a greyhound facility on the site, has written to Khan suggesting the whole planning process previous undertaken by Merton Council has been inadequate, while there continues to be strong opposition expressed by councillors in the neighbouring Wandsworth borough which the Plough Lane site skirts.