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Defoe Daniel

More than a quarter of a century after Samuel Pepys and his fellow naval administrators had recommended the fortification and expansion of Sheerness as a dockyard, one of Daniel Defoe’s impressions of it in his 'Tour thro’ the Whole Island of Great Britain' (1724-6) was of a newly emerging town heavily shaped by its naval identity and conscious of its role in the defence of the Medway towns and London...

Denham Sir John

The poem has been attributed to Sir John Denham, whose best known work was the long topographical poem ‘Cooper’s Hill’ (1642)...

Dickens Charles


Forrest Ebenezer

Forrest’s 'Five Days Peregrination', described in the entry for  


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