Bedford, a midland agricultural county of England, generally level, with some flat fen-land; also the county town (28), on the Great Ouse, clean and well paved, with excellent educational institutions, famous in connection with the life of John Bunyan, where relics of him are preserved, and where a bronze statue of him by Boehm has been erected to his memory by the Duke of Bedford in 1871; manufactures agricultural implements, lace, and straw plaiting; Elstow, Bunyan's birthplace, is not far off.

Population (circa 1900) given as 160,000.

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

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Beckford, William
Beckx, Peter John
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Bedchamber, Lords
Beddoes, Thomas Lovell
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Bedmar, Marquis de
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Beecher, Henry Ward
Beecher-Stowe, Harriet Elizabeth
Beechy, Rear-Admiral
Beechy, Sir William


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Bedford in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

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Ambrose, Isaac
Anson, George
Anthony, Dr. Francis
Asgill, John
Atterbury, Lewis [1656–1732]
Aylmer, John
Baker, Thomas [No. 3]
Barlow, Thomas
Beaufort, Henry
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