Stamford

Stamford, an interesting old town, partly in Lincolnshire and partly in Northamptonshire, on the Welland, 12 m. WNW. of Peterborough; was one of the five Danish burghs, and is described in Domesday Book (q.v.); a massacre of Jews occurred here in 1140, and in Plantagenet times it was a place of ecclesiastical, parliamentary, and royal importance; figures in the Wars of the Roses and the Civil War of Charles I.'s time; has three fine Early English churches, a corn exchange, two handsome schools, Browne's Hospital, founded in Richard III.'s reign, and Burghley House, a noble specimen of Renaissance architecture; the Stamford Mercury (1695) is the earliest provincial newspaper; the district is mainly agricultural.

Population (circa 1900) given as 8,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Stalybridge * Stamford
Stafford
Staffordshire
Stagirite, The
Stahl, Friedrich Julius
Stahl, Georg Ernest
Staines
Stair, John Dalrymple, 1st Earl of
Stair, John Dalrymple, 2nd Earl of
Stalactite
Stalybridge
Stamford
Stamford
Stamford Bridge
Stamp Act
Standing Stones
Standish, Miles
Stanfield, Clarkson
Stanhope, Lady Hester Lucy
Stanhope, Philip Henry, Earl
Stanislas I., Leczinski
Stanley. Arthur Penrhyn

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Baker, Sir George
Barker, Thomas
Booth, George
Booth, Henry
Brown, Robert
Camden, William
Cecil, William
Cumberland, Richard
Dugard, William
Emlyn, Thomas
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