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A borough of south-central England on the Ouse River west of Cambridge. It was the site of a Saxon victory over the Britons in 571.
Bedford, Duke of
See John of Lancaster.
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1. (Placename) a town in SE central England, in Bedfordshire, on the River Ouse; administrative centre of Bedford unitary authority. Pop: 82 488 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority of SE central England. Pop: 154 900 (2007 est). Area: 480 sq km (185 sq miles)
3. (Placename) short for Bedfordshire
1. (Biography) David. 1937–2011, British composer, influenced by rock music
2. (Biography) Duke of, title of John of Lancaster. 1389–1435, son of Henry IV of England: protector of England and regent of France (1422–35)
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Bed•ford•shire(ˈbɛd fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər)
a county in central England. 534,300; 477 sq. mi. (1235 sq. km). Also called Bedford.
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