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A city of north-central England east-northeast of Manchester. In the Battle of Wakefield (1460) Richard Plantagenet, the third duke of York (1411-1460), was slain by Lancastrian forces in the Wars of the Roses.


1. (Placename) a city in N England, in Wakefield unitary authority, West Yorkshire: important since medieval times as an agricultural and textile centre. Pop: 76 886 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in N England, in West Yorkshire. Pop: 318 300 (2003 est). Area: 333 sq km (129 sq miles)



a city in West Yorkshire, in N England. 317,300.
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In the entry for the George Washington Birthplace National Monument, we learn that Washington's great-grandmother, Ann Pope, brought the property to the Washington family and that his mother, Mary Ball Washington, lived there as a widow with four children.
Woodford points to Morristown in New Jersey and Colonial national historical parks and George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Virginia.
In 1930, Congress responded by creating George Washington Birthplace National Monument and placing it under the Park Service's supervision.

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