King's Lynn

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King's Lynn

A town of eastern England on the Ouse River near the Wash. It was formerly one of the chief ports in England.

King's Lynn

(ˈkɪŋz ˈlɪn)
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(Placename) a market town in E England, in Norfolk on the estuary of the Great Ouse near the Wash: a leading port in the Middle Ages. Pop: 40 921 (2001). Also called: Lynn or Lynn Regis
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Kempe, a Roman Catholic, lived in the town of Bishop's Lynn and led an unexceptional life until she became gravely ill for eight months after the birth of the first of her 14 children.
Originally called Bishop's Lynn in the Middle Ages, the town of King's Lynn is in which English county?
3) Marshall also examined the historical context of the play, and through a study of the play itself and a study of East Anglian guild records, presented a compelling (if suppositional) argument that the play was performed on Saturday, 23 February 1471, at either the Cambridge or Bishop's Lynn guildhall of the St Edmund Guild, or at a Dominican church in one of the two towns.