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Westmoreland [Land of the West Moors]

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Geoffrey of Monmouth says (iv. 17) that Mar or Maʹrius, son of Arvirʹagus, one of the descendants of Brutus the Trojan wanderer, killed Rodric, a Pict, and set up a monument of his victory in a place which he called “Westmar-land,” and the chronicler adds that the “inscription of this stone remains to this day.” (Saxon, West-moring-land.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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